The Physics Department at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in neutrino physics. The successful candidate is expected to make important contributions to the NEXT experiment (operating in the Canfranc Underground Laboratory, Spain) and will have the opportunity to play an important role in the SBND experiment (under construction in Fermilab, USA). The NEXT program is focused on the development of high-pressure xenon gas time projection chambers (TPCs) to achieve unprecedented levels of background rejection for future neutrinoless double beta decay searches. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the commissioning, calibration and to play a leading role in the physics measurements, this involves the development of state-of-the-art analysis techniques. The UTA group leads NEXT in the USA, and the position will involve working closely with Dr. Raquel Castillo Fernández, Dr. Ben Jones and Dr. David Nygren. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to take part in SBND, as part of the Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program. The SBN group at UTA, Dr. Raquel Castillo Fernández, Dr, Jonathan Assadi and Dr. Jae Yu, have an important involvement and aims to develop innovative data analysis strategies to enhance the sensitivity for BSM searches. Such as the study of the proposed sterile neutrino(s) via constraining uncertainties using in-situ neutrino-nucleus scattering data, and searches of new physics BSM that can be accessible in fixed target experiments.
Intensive data analysis, including software development, and hardware instrumentation in particle detectors.
We are seeking a highly motivated PhD physicist, in the area of experimental particle or nuclear physics, or closely related field prior to beginning the position to start in the fall of 2021.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 14036
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.