Cornell University, Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education

Position ID:Cornell-CLASSEPhysics-MUONG2POSTDOC [#15238]
Position Title: MuonG-2 Postdoc
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / High Energy Physics, hep, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), High Energy Experimental, Particle Experiment (part-ex), Particle Physics, Physics
High Energy Physics / Experiment, Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/10/23, finished 2020/10/21, listed until 2020/04/10)
Position Description:    

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

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) has an opening beginning in January, 2020 for a Postdoctoral Associate position with its effort on the Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment (E989). Through high-precision measurement of the muon magnetic moment, the experiment provides a stringent test of the Standard Model.

The Cornell group plays a major role within the collaboration ranging from crucial input into understanding and modeling the beam dynamics of the muon storage ring, the monitoring and improvements of the waveform digitizers and the master clock and control systems that we have developed for the experiment, and the development and support of a powerful calorimeter reconstruction that takes full advantage of the sophisticated calorimeter system. Our group also plays leading roles in the analysis to determine the muon precession frequency and the beam dynamics corrections needed to accurately determine g-2.

The experiment will begin its third run this fall, anticipating a substantial increase in statistics. The new Postdoctoral Associate will engage deeply in operations, with opportunities to contribute to development of hardware, software (online and offline) and data production.

With much data already in hand from the first two physics runs, we seek a candidate with strong analysis skills who is highly motivated to dive deeply into the data. The challenges span a broad range of activities, from improving calibrations crucial to the spin precession measurement, to understanding the dynamics of the stored muon beam, and to the development of new techniques for extraction of the precession frequency. It is an exciting time to join the experiment, with many diverse opportunities to play a lead role in a fundamental measurement of interest to many communities!

Candidates must have a PhD in experimental particle, nuclear or accelerator physics. Applications should be submitted at and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded, as per instructions on the academicjobsonline website. For information about the position, contact Dr. Lawrence Gibbons at

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