Postdoctoral Research Associate (Direct Dark Matter Search)
The University of Alabama
May 24, 2018
Physics: Cosmology, Physics: High Energy, Physics: Nuclear
Postdoctoral Research Associate Direct Dark Matter Search The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama invites applications for two postdoctoral research associate positions to work on the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment. The experiment is currently under construction; commissioning and data taking is expected to begin in late 2019. The main focus of the first position is development of tools for online and off-line data processing and event reconstruction/identification, and the main focus of the second position is background control (materials assays, cleanliness controls, and detector simulation of backgrounds). In the longer term, the successful applicants are expected to participate in detector commissioning and operations and make significant contributions to physics data analyses. This may entail travel and extended stays at SURF where LZ is being constructed.
A Ph.D. in experimental particle or nuclear physics or related field is required.
Each appointment would be for one year initially; thereafter the appointment would be extended annually, contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding, to a maximum of 3 years.
Applications, comprised of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references, should be submitted online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/41895. The cover letter should highlight how the applicant's experience and interests relate to one or both of the available positions.
Applications received by June 15, 2018 are ensured full consideration, however. applications will continue to be screened until the positions are filled. Applicants will be considered for either position unless otherwise requested by the applicant. The nominal starting date for both positions is August 15, 2018 but the first position is immediately available and could have an earlier starting date.
For more information, contact Jerry Busenitz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
About The University of Alabama
The High Energy Physics group at the University of Alabama conducts experimental and theoretical research in a broad range of areas. Experiments in which the group is involved include CMS (collider physics), LUX-ZEPLIN (direct dark matter search), and EXO (neutrinoless double beta decay).