Postdoctoral Research Associates on the CMS experiment at CERN University of Florida

Submitted by alicesec on Fri, 05/12/2023 - 09:59

The University of Florida (UF) high energy physics group invites applications for the immediate openings for outstanding Postdoctoral Research Associates on the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The UF CMS group currently comprises 6 faculty (Profs. Avery, Chang, Konigsberg, Korytov, Mitselmakher, and Takahashi), 2 engineers, 6 postdoctoral researchers, and 7 graduate students. We are one of the largest US university groups in the CMS experiment and have maintained strong involvement and leadership at CMS. The group’s technical activities include detector operations and upgrades of the Level-1 muon trigger and the Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) muon system, tracking algorithm R&D, and developing the Level-1 trigger algorithms for the future High-Luminosity LHC. UF also hosts and manages a CMS Tier-2 computing center. The group’s main physics analysis topics cover measurements of Higgs boson properties using four-lepton and bb decay modes, multi-Higgs production, tri-boson production, and searches for new physics using taus, multilepton and multi-b final states.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Yuta Takahashi and is expected to play a leading role in searching for new interactions that can distinguish lepton flavors as well as the firmware/software development of L1 algorithms with tracks for HL-LHC, with a special focus on improving reconstruction of and triggering on hadronically decaying tau leptons. The candidate is expected to work closely with our graduate students and other postdocs and collaborate with members of other CMS groups.

Applicants must have a PhD in experimental particle physics at the time of appointment. The successful candidate can reside at CERN (preferable) or UF, depending on project needs. The initial term of the position is two years with a possible extension, subject to performance, mutual satisfaction, and the availability of funds.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on “Apply Now” at the top of this posting:

A complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, and a short statement of research interests, and the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 11, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.