Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory seeks highly qualified candidates for up to two (2) positions for a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Fermilab has a strong and exciting research program on CMS. Fermilab is the home of the LHC Physics Center (LPC) and plays a leading role in physics analysis on CMS in the areas of searches for physics beyond the standard model, studies of the Higgs Boson, and measurements of standard model processes. Each successful candidate will be highly motivated to conduct physics research and will be expected to lead in analysis of the full dataset of the 13 TeV proton-proton collisions acquired in run 2, and the 14 TeV collisions planned for run 3.
Fermilab has commitments to CMS in several areas within both the operation and upgrade of the experiment. Each successful candidate will be expected to contribute to technical research in at least one of the following areas: the timing detector, high granularity calorimeter, outer tracker, trigger, machine learning or scientific computing.
Research Associates will initially be stationed at Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois and have the possibility of being stationed in the future at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Positions are for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter.
Qualifications and Essential Job Functions
Ph.D. in particle physics, nuclear physics, or a relevant discipline, by the time of the appointment.
A strong record of recent accomplishments in experimental physics
Excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by presentations at conferences and a record of publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals.
Ability to abide by all environment, safety and health regulations.
Willingness to respect, understand and value individual differences that embody laboratory principles of diversity and inclusion.
Physical Activity and Work Conditions
HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Tight Work Schedule, and Visually Demanding.
In addition, the ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial air carrier both domestically and internationally may be required.
Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Research Statement, 4) Publication List and 5) Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).
Applicants should submit their material as soon as possible, as selection of candidates for interviews may begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.
For general information about this position, please contact Dr. Robert Harris at email@example.com.
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About Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.
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