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    • Stockholm
  • Part time
  • Recruitment
  • 2023-03-01


  • Computer science
  • Computer engineering


  • Research Assistant

Apply by: 2023-04-30

Research student assistant for HGTD software and firmware

Published 2023-03-01

Job description

The particle physics group at KTH is involved in the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The main research interests are on measurements of the Higgs boson and in searches for new long-lived particles. We have made significant contributions to the design, construction and commissioning of the Liquid Argon calorimeter pre-sampler and are currently involved in the design of a new detector called the High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) to be constructed the upcoming years and installed in ATLAS in 2029.

The research activity for the research student assistant will be to develop the firmware and software for the HGTD, in particular for the data acquisition. Part of the work will be to generate a datastream which mimics that of the eventual detector, and another part will be on the acquisition, decoding and on-board processing of the data on the readout backend.  

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Experience of detector development as part of a team.



  • You should be admitted to first or second-level cycle education at a Swedish university 
  • Familiarity with working with software and firmware developments for detector projects in high energy physics.

Preferred qualifications

  • Student at KTH
  • Knowledge of Vivado, VHDL, and c++
  • Experience of working as part of a team

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

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About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

Anställningsform: tidsbegränsad anställning
Anställningens omfattning: deltid
Antal lediga befattningar: 2
Sysselsättningsgrad: 30%
Ort: Stockholm
Län: Stockholms län
Land: Sweden
Referensnummer: S-2023-0383
Kontakt: Jonas Strandberg jostran@kth.se, Jonas Strandberg jostran@kth.se, Professor Pär Olsson, prefekt för fysik, polsson@kth.se, Professor Pär Olsson, head of department of physic polsson@kth.se,
Publicerat: 2023-03-01
Sista ansökningsdag: 2023-03-10

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