Applied Physicist

Expiring today

Switzerland (CH)
18 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Are you an Applied Physicist with extensive hands-on experience in trigger systems for a large High-Energy Physics experiment? Would you like to contribute to upgrading, developing, maintaining and operating the system for one of the largest particle-physics experiments in the world? Do you have strong skills in C++ programming? CERN, take Part!

Contribute to the operation and maintenance of the existing ATLAS first-level central trigger system, and to the development, testing and commissioning of upgrades for it, with particular emphasis on the associated online and offline software.

You will join the:

  • Experimental Physics Department (EP), which carries out basic research in the field of experimental physics. It aims at providing a stimulating scientific atmosphere and remains an important reference centre for the European physics community. It contributes to the education and training of young scientists.
  • ATLAS Trigger and Data Acquisition Group (ADT), which has major responsibilities in the trigger and data acquisition system. Its activities span every aspect, from development and operation of custom trigger hardware, to high-level physics selection algorithms via data conveyance and control infrastructures.
  • Trigger Section (TR), which plays an important role in both the first-level trigger and the high-level trigger. This position is specifically in the first-level trigger area, where CERN is in charge of the central trigger system that is based on custom digital electronics.


As an Applied Physicist in the TR Section, you will contribute to CERN’s responsibilities on the ATLAS Trigger Activity and the Trigger/DAQ System. You will be expected to work on a wide range of first-level trigger aspects, including:

  • The development and maintenance of online and/or offline software associated with the central trigger.
  • Testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the system.
  • Contributing to improvements and upgrades of the system.

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