The ETIC (Einstein Telescope Infrastructure Consortium) project aims to realise a network of research infrastructures in Italy to develop the enabling technologies for the Einstein Telescope gravitational wave observatory (ET). ETIC is coordinated by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and co-proposed by INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica), ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) and by 11 Universities distributed along all Italy . Two are the main targets of ETIC:
1) Realise a network of infrastructures, laboratories and facilities to develop the ET enabling technologies
2) Realise a preliminary engineering design of ET, performing the needed geotechnical investigations in the Sardinia candidate site
The first target will be accomplished realising 15 laboratories co-hosted by the INFN units and the participating universities, devoted to realise technologies in optics, coatings, photonics, electronics, precision mechanics, seismic filtering systems, interferometric facilities, computing test facilities. The second target will need the realisation of two laboratories devoted to the engineering and architectural design of ET and the launch of a relevant call for tender for the realisation of the preliminary engineering design.
A crucial point is the recruitment of an ETIC technology and research team: several young researchers and technologists (physicists, engineers, architects, geophysicists), technicians, are proposed to be recruited to collaborate in ET.
Although the proposal is still under evaluation, and we expect the decision in June 2022, we are starting to collect informal expression of interests by possible candidates to the ETIC positions. Currently we are collecting these expressions of interest for the positions of Research Infrastructure Manager and for the Scientific Assistant. You can find the form here.