PMA - HEP EXP, California Institute of Technology

Position ID:Caltech-PMA - HEP EXP-PD [#8389]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - quark and lepton flavor group
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2017/05/31 (posted 2016/10/21, listed until 2017/05/31)
Position Description:    

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The Caltech experimental high energy physics group is seeking highly qualified candidates for Postdoctoral Scholar positions associated with the quark and lepton flavor group. There are two principal activities of this group: the Mu2e experiment at Fermilab and nascent experiments to search for dark forces Mu2e is a search for muon to electron lepton-flavor transitions in the conversion of muons to electrons in the field of a nucleus, with a sensitivity four orders of magnitude better than the current limit. Observation of such conversions would be an unambiguous observation of charged lepton flavor violation, i.e., new physics. Mu2e has recently received CD-2 approval from the DOE. The Caltech group brings its expertise on calorimetry to bear on this experiment, which uses a CsI crystal calorimeter.

Having produced stringent limits on the existence of high mass dark force carriers with BABAR, we are now planning to extend these searches to lower masses with fixed target experiments at JLab and SLAC. This position is available now. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in high energy physics and demonstrated strong potential for outstanding achievement as an independent researcher. Experience with HEP detector and software will be advantageous. Exceptionally qualified candidates with previous postdoctoral experience may be appointed at the Senior Postdoctoral Scholar level. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a description of research interests and skills; and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to either Professor David Hitlin (email: or to Professor Frank Porter (email:, Physics Department 356-48, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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California Institute of Technology
1200 E California Blvd MC 356-48
Pasadena, CA 91125

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