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University of Colorado Postdoctoral Research Associate in Boulder, Colorado

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Requisition Number:

18545

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

14-Jul-2020

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado high energy physics group has openings for two postdoctoral research associate positions to work on the CMS experiment. The CU faculty involved in CMS are John Cumalat, Bill Ford, Kevin Stenson, Keith Ulmer, and Steve Wagner. The group currently participates in tracker and trigger operations, and a variety of physics analyses including searches for supersymmetry, searches for new physics utilizing exotic Higgs signatures, and measurements of rare Z and B decays. The group also plays leading roles in Phase 2 upgrade work on pixel sensor and electronics R&D, and the Phase 2 Level 1 track trigger and correlator trigger upgrades.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado High Energy Physics Group

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

For the first position, the candidate will be expected to play a leading role in the group's activities on the Phase 2 pixel detector upgrade, as well as data analysis related to searches for physics beyond the standard model. While we expect the successful candidate to be initially based in Boulder in order to take on a lead role in managing the sensor testing for the pixel detector, alternate sitings at CERN or Fermilab will be considered if they meet programmatic requirements and the needs of the successful candidate. For inquiries about this position, please contact John Cumalat (john.p.cumalat@colorado.edu) or Steve Wagner (stephen.wagner@colorado.edu).

For the second position, the candidate will be expected to play a leading role in the Phase 2 Level 1 trigger upgrade. Experience or interest in firmware and/or machine learning is highly desirable. The successful candidate should also anticipate taking on leading roles in data analysis searching for physics beyond the standard model. Primary locations for the position can potentially include Boulder, CERN, or Fermilab, and is negotiable depending on individual circumstances and specific projects. For inquiries about this position, please contact KeithUlmer (keith.ulmer@colorado.edu).

What You Should Know

The successful candidate would be initially based in Boulder in order to take on a lead role in managing the sensor testing for the pixel detector, but travel is to be expected, including internationally.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • PhD in Particle Physics or a closely related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement Describing Research Related Goals

  • A list of professional references (minimum of three) is required at the time of application. An official written letter of recommendation from these references will be requested by the hiring unit at the appropriate time during the search. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For inquiries about this position, please contact John Cumalat (john.p.cumalat@colorado.edu) or Steve Wagner (stephen.wagner@colorado.edu) or Keith Ulmer (Keith.Ulmer@colorado.edu).

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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