Faculty Position in Experimental High-Energy Physics

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
October 12 2017
Organization Type

Faculty Position in Experimental
High-Energy Physics
at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The School of Basic Sciences of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor of experimental high-energy physics in the Institute of Physics.

The Laboratory for High-Energy Physics is strongly involved in the LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider from the time of its conception, and is currently making a major contribution to the detector upgrade, with a view to enhance data-taking capability to extend the science reach from 2021 onwards. The position offers the opportunity to capitalize on this investment while also developing ideas for the longer-term future, in an environment providing strong technical support in detector  development.

A PhD degree in particle physics as well as a strong and growing track record in research and scientific leadership are required. The appointed professor is expected to initiate a creative experimental program, and engage in physics teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Significant start-up resources, research budget and state-of-the- art research infrastructure are available. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive.

Applications should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of research outputs, a statement of research (max. 3 pages) and teaching interests (max. 1 page), as well as the names and addresses (including e-mail) of at least three references.

Application files should be submitted in PDF format and uploaded by December 15th, 2017 to


Enquiries may be addressed to:

Prof. Harald Brune
Chairman of the Search Committee
E-mail: iphysdirector@epfl.ch

For additional information, please consult www.epfl.ch, sb.epfl.ch, iphys.epfl.ch

EPFL is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages women to apply.