Physics Dept., Stanford University

Position ID:Stanford-PHYS-POSTDOCTORAL [#8979]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stanford, California 94305-4060, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Physics
Starting Date:2017/05/01
Appl Deadline:2017/04/15 finished (posted 2017/03/08, listed until 2017/09/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Job description: Postdoctoral position at Stanford University on SuperCDMS dark matter search experiment

The group of Prof. Blas Cabrera at Stanford University is inviting applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position starting as early as May 2017 to work on the SuperCDMS (cryogenic dark matter search) SNOLAB experiment, which is the next phase of a search for dark matter in the form of weakly interacting particles or WIMPs. The SuperCDMS Soudan experiment was operated in the Soudan mine in northern Minnesota with a set of 15 germanium detectors (9kg total) mounted in five towers of three detectors each. Analysis of these data are ongoing. We are now building the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment which in the first phase will operate 50kg of germanium and silicon detectors starting in 2019. The Stanford group together with the SLAC CDMS group is involved in detector fabrication and testing, low-level radioactivity measurements, Monte Carlo analysis simulations, and detailed data analysis of the detector performance as well as WIMP search results. The research including detector R&D will take place at Stanford University and SLAC as well as at SNOLAB mine in Canada.

The successful candidate should have a background in one or more of the following research areas: experimental particle astrophysics, experimental nuclear or particle physics, or experimental condensed matter physics. Consideration will be given to hardware experience, experience in cryogenic detector operation and development, experience in statistical data analysis and Monte Carlo simulations, and experience in low-background counting. The research focus during the up to three-year appointment will depend on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate. Candidates need to have, or be in the final stages of completing, a Ph.D. in physics. To apply send a letter indicating your qualifications: a current C.V. with educational background, degree dates, research experience, conference presentations, and publications. Please have at least three letters of reference sent directly to Marcia Keating, Physics Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 or Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2017 or until the position is filled.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Stanford University
Department of Physics
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Room 148
Stanford, CA 94305

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