Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Fundamental Physics Directorate

Position ID:Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory-Fundamental Physics Directorate-SCDMS [#20519]
Position Title: Research Associate-Experimental Comissioning/Analysis for SuperCDMS SNOLAB
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Applied Physics
Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
High Energy Physics / Experimental
Appl Deadline:2021/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/15, finished 2022/06/18, listed until 2022/01/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory with a focus on SuperCDMS SNOLAB science and operations. The position is to work in the SuperCDMS collaboration to commission the experiment in conjunction with collaborators at SNOLAB and produce first dark matter science results. Candidates may also be involved in dark matter detector R&D at Stanford for SuperCDMS upgrades and low-mass dark matter searches.

We seek candidates with experience in data analysis, cryogenics, and/or instrumentation development in dark matter direct detection, and expect them to work in the following areas:

 1. Comissioning and operations of the SuperCDMS SNOLAB cryostat.

 2. First analysis of physics results for the SuperCDMS Experiment and test facilities in the SuperCDMS collaboration.

 3. Detector R&D for keV-GeV mass dark matter detection for future SuperCDMS upgrades.

Successful candidates will have ample opportunities to test their ideas on data from the various SuperCDMS test facilities (including CUTE, NEXUS, SNOLAB, and experiments local to SLAC/Stanford and UC Berkeley). They will work with dark matter scientists in SuperCDMS and interact with the local dark matter and cosmology community, making connections to other exciting opportunities for measurements in cosmology and physics. KIPAC provides a stimulating intellectual environment for interactions with scientists pursuing observational, experimental, computational, and theoretical research relevant to the above areas.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics. The positions are available starting March 1, 2022 and expected to be filled no later than Summer/Fall 2022. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a description of research interests and skills using Academic Jobs Online.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted by the reference writers through the Academic Jobs Online website. For further information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Richard Partridge or Dr. Noah Kurinsky. Additionally, several faculty members and staff scientists are available to advise on this and related searches at KIPAC: Professor Blas Cabrera, Dr. Paul Brink, and Professor Tom Shutt.

Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are affirmative action and equal opportunity employers, committed to increasing the diversity of their workforces. We encourage applications from candidates from groups that are underrepresented in astrophysics and cosmology or who will bring additional dimensions to Stanford and SLAC’s research and educational missions.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
2575 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park CA 94025