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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department Physics and Astronomy
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18039
Open Date 11/07/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The experimental high-energy particle physics group at Rice University invites applications for an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate to join our efforts on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

The successful applicant will take on leadership roles in analysis of CMS data and Pixel Detector activities, comprising operations and/or HL-LHC Pixel Detector upgrade development. Experience with electronics, silicon detectors, data acquisition software, linux, C++, java and/or data acquisition is desirable; relevant analysis experience is especially valuable. The position can be based at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, or at Rice University, with some travel to CERN required.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Physics or related field

Education Preferred

PhD in experimental particle physics

Experience Required 4 years
Type of Experience

Doctoral level research in physics or related field.

Experience Preferred

Doctoral level research in experimental particle physics, high-energy physics instrumentation.

Skills Required

Data analysis, C++, public presentation of work, ability to work collaboratively in groups.

Skills Preferred

Data acquisition electronics, real time software, firmware development, development, or operation of silicon detectors.

Physical Demands

Ability to travel.

Working Conditions

Occasional weekends or evening/night shift work for experiment operation.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Physics analysis of CMS data.

Percentage of Time 45
Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Operations of CMS experiment or detector development.

Percentage of Time 45
Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Prepare presentations and participation in physics and detector meetings.

Percentage of Time 10

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Publications List
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have four or more years in doctoral level research in physics or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in physics or related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No