The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) is seeking a motivated physicist/engineer to join its Noise and Controls team. EGO is a French-Italian consortium founded by INFN and CNRS to foster European collaboration in gravitational wave research. EGO is located in Cascina, near Pisa – Italy, and hosts and operates the gravitational wave detector Virgo, a 3 km-long laser interferometer. Virgo and the two LIGO ITFs in the US are the most large and sensitive gravitational-wave detecting instruments in the world: in 2017 their joint detection of a binary neutron star merger ushered the dawn of Multi-Messenger Astronomy. The Virgo detector involves the collaboration of about 25 laboratories with more than 300 scientists, engineers and technicians in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary and Spain.
The selected candidate will work as an Applied Physicist in the Noise & Controls team of the EGO ITF Technology Department and she/he will collaborate with other EGO teams and Virgo collaboration members. In general she/he will work in the contest of the AdV+ project, during the installation and commissioning phases. In particular, she/he will work mainly on:
The post requires that the selected candidate sometimes work outside of normal working hours, including nights, weekends and public holidays, and may require shift work. It may happen to cope with technically difficult situations, and to work within strict deadlines.
Essential required qualifications:
Desired qualifications and experience:
One or more of the following will be an asset:
One-year (renewable for one year) with the perspective of a permanent contract. Gross salary will range between 38500E and 49700E. Additional benefits include Severance Pay (roughly 1 month salary per year of contract, granted to the employee at the end of the contract) and yearly performance bonus.