Colorado State University Experimental Particle Physics - Postdoctoral Fellow in Fort Collins, Colorado
Working Title Experimental Particle Physics - Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202000526AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Desired Start Date 09/01/2020
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/11/2020
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Physics maintains a tradition of excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Department Postdoctoral positions participate in research with programs in many of the most active and exciting areas of physics. The HEP group at Colorado State University has leading roles on the NOvA and DUNE long-baseline neutrino experiments, the Fermilab short-baseline neutrino program, as well as the SciDAC 4 HEP Data Analytics project at Fermilab . Prof. Buchanan’s group is focused on cross-section measurements and data-driven trigger leadership on the NOvA experiment, software, computing, and detector development for the DUNE experiment, and HEP high-performance computing tool development for modeling and fitting neutrino datasets collected across a range of experiments.
The High-Energy Physics group of Prof. Norm Buchanan in the Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in experimental neutrino physics. The position will involve development of computing-based tools for modeling and analyzing neutrino data in for the DUNE and NOvA experiments, as well as taking a leading role in the analysis of data collected with the NOvA experiment.
Required Job Qualifications
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or a related field.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Research experience in experimental high-energy physics. Programming experience (C++, or other object-oriented languages) and experience with the analysis of high-energy physics experimental data would be an asset.
Personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.
Job Duty Category Research
Main research topics are: (1) analysis of NOvA data; (2) development computing tools for data modeling and data analysis for NOvA and DUNE; (3) detector operation shifts or other service tasks for the NOvA experiment.
Percentage Of Time 90
Job Duty Category Supervision
Assistance with supervision of graduate students working on NOvA and DUNE projects.
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by 08/11/2020 with a cover letter addressing how your experience aligns with the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and three letters of recommendation. Your referees will be emailed a request for a letter of reference immediately upon submission of your application. Please inform your referees that letters should be submitted by 8/18/2020. All three letters are required to be considered a complete application.
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