HEP/Astro Experiment, Brandeis University

Position ID:Brandeis-BrandeisHEPAstro-DMPD [#9227]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate on direct Dark Matter searches and DM phenomenology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Experimental Astrophysics
High Energy Physics / Experiment
Appl Deadline:2017/07/15 finished (posted 2017/06/01, finished 2018/01/21, listed until 2017/12/01)
Position Description:    

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

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in direct Dark Matter searches at Brandeis University. The successful applicant will play a major role in preparation, commissioning and data taking of the LZ experiment, in particular the outer detector, and phenomenological dark matter research. The successful applicant will also engage in the supervision of PhD students and to establish a new direct detection dark matter laboratory at Brandeis University. A good understanding of the methods and technologies used in experimental particle physics is essential, and enthusiasm to go beyond existing experience is highly valued.

Applicants should have a PhD in experimental particle physics by the expected start date of Fall 2017. Necessary skills are the ability to perform independent research, good written and oral communication, and the willingness to travel. Knowledge of common tools (C, Python, ROOT, Latex, etc) is expected. Further experience with simulation of experiments, phenomenological tools, model building and GEANT is desirable.

This Postdoctoral Researcher position will initially be for three years. A two year extension is possible in the case of mutual agreement. The starting salary is in the $50,000 – $55,000 p.a. range, dependent on experience. To apply please submit electronic copies of CV, list of publications and statement of research interests to Prof. Bjoern Penning (penning@brandeis.edu) via:


Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Informal inquiries are encouraged. First consideration will be given to applications received by July 15th, 2017.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to Brandeis’ primary mission of providing a quality education. The faculty is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their creative endeavours, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Martin A. Fisher School of Physics
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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