PPA HEP Group, Stanford University

Position ID:Stanford-SLACPPA-RADUNE [#10447]
Position Title: Research Associate - DUNE, MicroBooNE and ICARUS
Position Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map]
Subject Area: High Energy Physics / Neutrino physics and Astrophysics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/11/09, finished 2018/07/30, listed until 2018/03/26)
Position Description:    

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

SLAC Research Associate Positions in Neutrino Physics (DUNE, MicroBooNE, and ICARUS)

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is seeking applicants for an experimental Research Associate position to work in the area of Neutrino Physics. SLAC is a member of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), MicroBooNE, and ICARUS collaborations, all of which will use Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPC) to detect neutrino interactions. DUNE will have a 1300 km baseline and will provide the world's best measurements of neutrino oscillations. MicroBooNE and the ICARUS T600 are short-baseline experiments designed to explore anomalies observed in MiniBooNE and LSND as well as measure neutrino cross-sections. MicroBooNE Is currently taking data, and ICARUS will begin in 2018. The three experiments are each at rather different development stages, which will allow the successful candidate to participate in the near-term physics opportunities of MicroBooNE and ICARUS, as well contribute to the R&D for DUNE. Near-term DUNE R&D will focus on prototyping and testing concepts for the DUNE near detector.

Current SLAC involvement in DUNE and MicroBooNE
The following are the present areas of SLAC engagement:
▪ High-Bandwidth Data Acquisition Systems for DUNE and ProtoDUNE
▪ Event Reconstruction and Analysis of LArTPC Data with MicroBooNE, ICARUS, and ProtoDUNE
▪ Physics analysis of MicroBooNE data

The successful candidate will be expected to take on significant responsibility in detector development for the DUNE near detector and thus would ideally have experience with building and operating liquid noble gas cryogenics. As the SLAC group grows, we expect to strengthen our involvement in these areas and potentially expand to others. For further information about the SLAC position, please contact Mark Convery (convery@slac.stanford.edu).


These are highly competitive positions as part of the general research associate program at SLAC, requiring a background of demonstrated excellence in research and a recent PhD in experimental particle physics. The term of these positions is two years in the first instance and may be renewed.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit the following online at :
▪ A letter of application indicating the primary physics program of interest (Neutrino Physics)
▪ C.V.
▪ Selected bibliography that highlights personal contributions
▪ Brief statement of research interest
Candidates should also ask at least three senior physicists who know their work to provide letters of recommendation.

Processing of applications for these positions will begin on 1 January, 2018

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
2575 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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