TALENT Marie Curie Initial Training Network, in the fields of applied physics, electronics, mechanics, software engineering and economics, Europe

TALENT Marie Curie Initial Training Network
Funded by the European Commission
FP7 – People programme

TALENT is a multisite Initial Training Network that will provide career development for young researchers in the field of instrumentation for radiation detection. The ITN focuses on piloting new state-of-the-art technologies on the new precision pixel detector ATLAS Insertable B-Layer detector (IBL) and for future precision tracking detectors. TALENT will strengthen the co-operation between research and multidisciplinary industry in the fields of advanced radiation sensors, fast and low powerconsumption read-out and data acquisition electronics, new cooling technologies and ultra-light mechanical support structures.

TALENT is currently recruiting 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and 2 Experienced Researchers (ERs) in the fields of applied physics, electronics, mechanics, software engineering and economics.

With the start of the project we invite researchers to apply for ESR and ER positions offered by the TALENT network:

ESR1 – CiS Forschungsinstitut fuer Mikrosensorik und Photovoltaik GmbH, Germany
Planar pixel sensor development for high-resolution imaging and particle physics.

ESR2 -Universitaet Bonn, Germany
Development of silicon and diamond pixel sensors for very high radiation environments; optimisation of signal read-out.

ESR3 -CERN, Switzerland
Characterization of CVD diamond sensors for beam monitor instrumentation as diamond pixel and pad modules; studies of irradiation damage in silicon and diamond pixel sensors; comparative studies for detector lifetime optimisation.

ESR4 -Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany
Optical data transmission for detector system Implementation of qualitymonitoring of the data transmission, development of production tests, integration of the card in test setups in labs, test beams and system tests, definition and realization of automatic tuning of the optical link.

ESR5 -Universitaet Bonn, Germany
New technical advances in vertical interconnection or very deep submicron technologies of CMOS circuits for integrated custom pixel modules, the FE-I4 chip and successors, development of new powering concepts based on multiplexing or serially servicing multiple modules.

ESR6 -Fraunhofer IZM, Berlin, Germany
Development of high-density interconnects for future pixel detectors. Further development of interconnect structures to reduce the bump size and the pitch for further detector generations. Development of the 3D technologies: Integration of through silicon vias (TSVs) in the detector modules to minimize the detector volume and to allow an x-y sensor matrix without spacing.

ESR7 -NIKHEF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Development of advanced carbon composites for high radiation : thermo–mechanical properties and qualification of material, long–term aging and radiation hardness tests, comparison to simulations and finite element simulations.

ESR8 -Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany
Design and performance tests of light weight stiff composite structures for detector support and services structures.

ESR9 -NIKHEF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prototyping of high efficiency CO2 cooling systems.

Experienced Researcher ER1 -Universite de Geneve,Switzerland
Design, modeling by FEA and testing of complex CFRP support structures. Development of common software procedures to be utilized as a baseline throughout ATLAS and for any possible large international engineering project, using the complex IBL project mechanical engineering and CAD software protocols.

ESR10 -CERN, Switzerland
IBL System integration: design and construction of prototypes for the main package components, thermal and mechanical qualification of staves and IBL package.

ESR11 -Universite de Geneve,Switzerland
IBL System integration: design, construction and evaluation of prototypes for all the major stave components, implementation of results with particular emphasis on the module to stave integration, the stave integration around the beam pipe, and the associated mechanical and electrical quality assurance/ commissioning.

Experienced Researcher ER2 -Atostek Oy, Tampere, Finland
Development of signal processing software in the online-data acquisition, the control and readout of the front-end electronics and off-line data analysis; development of baseline software modules for future adaptation in industrial applications.

ESR12 -University of Oslo, Norway
System integration and commissioning: development and test of the IBL readout electronics together with fully integrated staves.

ESR13 -CERN, Switzerland
Integration of full IBL detector system on surface, commissioning of all detector elements, electrical qualification of modules on staves and staves in the final IBL package. Quality assurance tests during IBL assembly and before installation in experiment

ESR14 -Wirtschafts Universitaet Wien, Austria
Dissemination, knowledge transfer and external research funding.

ESR15 -Wirtschafts Universitaet Wien, Austria
Dissemination, knowledge transfer and external research funding.

For more information please visit www.cern.ch/talent

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