The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) seeks an optical physicist/engineer for the Virgo injection system (INJ), pre-stabilized laser (PSL), auxiliary system laser (ASL). 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 (ITF). Virgo and the two LIGO ITFs in the US are the most large and sensitive gravitational-wave detecting instruments in the world. The Virgo project involves the collaboration of about 20 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 Optical Physicist/Engineer within the EGO optics group. She/he will collaborate with other team members to the design, realization and commissioning of different Optical Systems related to the upgrade of Advanced Virgo Plus, in particular to the realization of the SHG sources for the ALS, and the improvement of Optics related to INJ and PSL subsystems. Other duties include:
Desired qualifications and experience
One or more of the following will be an asset:
- Experimental knowledge of control systems
- Competence with optical software design (Zemax or equivalent).
- Working knowledge of Italian and/or French
- No criminal convictions
- Driving license
Place of work
EGO - European Gravitational Observatory - via E. Amaldi 56021 Loc. S.Stefano a Macerata - Cascina (Pisa) ITALY.
Type of contract
One-year (renewable for one year) with the perspective of a permanent contract, as Tecnologo (Technologist), according to the "Contratto Collettivo di Lavoro del Personale EGO" (EGO personnel collective bargaining agreement).
The selection will be made considering candidate qualifications and experience. The first phase of the selection will be based on an examination of the received CVs and Application Forms. The best candidates will be admitted to the final phase, which will consist of an interview.
How to apply?
Candidates have to send their CV and the EGO Application Form to be found here, to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the reference number of this vacancy notice.
Closing date for applications
January 6th, 2020
Start of contract
The earliest possible after February 3rd, 2020