Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Position description The University of Minnesota Physics Department has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate to work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.
The CMS group at the University of Minnesota (Strobbe, Mans, Rusack) has leading roles in a variety of physics analyses, ranging from searches for new particles to precision measurements of the Higgs boson, as well as heavy involvement in the CMS endcap calorimeter upgrade project for the High-Luminosity LHC.
The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Prof. Nadja Strobbe, and is expected to be primarily based in Minneapolis, MN, with travel to Fermilab and CERN as needed. They are expected to take on a leading role in challenging new physics searches and will have the opportunity to develop machine learning tools. They will also be expected to make major contributions to the group's leading efforts in the design, construction and quality control of readout electronics for the CMS Endcap Calorimeter.
Primary duties: 75%: Research, divided approximately equally between data analysis and detector upgrades 10%: Supervision of graduate students and/or undergraduates participating in relevant research 15%: Communicating research to the broader community by writing papers, submitting them for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Giving presentations at universities, presenting results at domestic and international conferences, and participating in workshops. Other duties of a similar scope as assigned.
Required Qualifications The group is looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics.
Candidates should have a strong record of recent accomplishments in physics analysis.
Preferred Qualifications Experience with detector electronics is a plus.
Internal Number: 336515
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