Competition for a student scholarship as part of the NCN OPUS 22 project

Project title: Development of muon trigger algorithms for the Compact Muon Solenoid detector for the high luminosity phase of the Large Hadron Collider

Project leader: dr hab. Artur Kalinowski

Unit name:  Warsaw University of Technology

Number of positions: 1

Duration: 6 months

Starting date: March 1, 2024

Salary:  1000 gros gros monthly


The scholarship is awarded in accordance with the rules contained in the Regulations on granting scientific scholarships in research projects financed by the National Science Center, introduced by the resolution of the Council of the National Science Center No. 25/2019 on March 14, 2019.


Project description: The Warsaw group of the CMS experiment seeks a person for an M.Sc. student position at the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology to join the group’s activities on Level-1 (L1)  muon trigger.  The CMS experiment analyses data from proton-proton collisions from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva. The Warsaw CMS group  built, commissioned and operates one of three subsystems of the L1 muon trigger of the CMS experiment. The L1 trigger uses algorithms implemented in (programmable) electronics to select interesting events from proton-proton collisions at the LHC. The CMS detector is being upgraded to cope with increased intensity of collisions at the LHC. The Warsaw group has responsibility for upgrading parts of the L1 muon trigger. The CMS detector upgrade is planned to finish in 2028.


The successful applicant is expected to make a contribution to the implementation of the new L1 algorithms exploiting Machine Learning.

The successful applicant will prepare and submit the MSc thesis at the Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology.


Main tasks:

l  implementation and testing of new algorithms on programmable electronic devices



l  the candidate should already be working on the Msc thesis related to the development of the trigger system for the CMS experiment at CERN, or should start working on such a thesis before signing the scholarship agreement.

l  B.Sc. or equivalent in  electronics, telecommunications or related field

l  programming skills in VHDL

l  experience in work with programmable logic devices and electronics

l  experience of work in a big experimental collaboration and experience in data analysis in high energy physics would be bonuses


Required documents:

  1. a scan of signed cover letter including  consent of personal data processing: “I hereby give consent to process my personal data included in the offer, for the purposes of the recruitment procedure, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act dated

29.08.1997 (Consolidated text: Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, 2016, item 922, as amended).”

  1. CV with information on the research activity, achievements and awards as well as scientific interests
  2. B.Sc. diploma scan. In case of positive application outcome a sworn translation of diplomas issued in languages other than Polish or English would be required. Candidates holding diplomas issued by  countries outside EU, EFTA and states signing Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region should provide a certification of their diploma in Poland. More details can be found here:


We offer:

l  work in an experienced team

l  possibility of trips to CERN, Geneva


Deadline for submitting documents: January 29, 2024, 23:59


Application submission form: via e-mail to (with text “[PROJ]” at the beginning of the subject of the e-mail)


Selected candidates will be asked for a remote interview. The recruitment procedure will be finished before February 5, 2024.  In the event of the resignation of the selected candidate, the right to indicate the next candidate from the ranking list is reserved.


For further information, please contact Wojciech Zabołotny, (with text “[PROJ]” at the beginning of the subject of the e-mail)