Stanford University, PPA HEP Group

Position ID:Stanford-SLACPPA-RADUNE1 [#11530]
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:2018/09/14 finished (2018/07/30, finished 2019/03/17, listed until 2019/01/30)
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 two experimental Research Associate positions 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, as well as the T2K collaboration. DUNE, which will start beam operations in 2026, will have a 1300 km baseline and will provide the world's best measurements of neutrino oscillations. MicroBooNE and ICARUS are short-baseline experiments exploring anomalies observed in MiniBooNE and LSND, and measuring neutrino-Ar cross-sections. MicroBooNE is currently taking data and ICARUS will begin in 2019. T2K is a long baseline experiment currently operating to establish the first indications of CP violation in neutrino oscillations. The experiments are at different development stages, which will allow the successful candidate to participate in the near-term physics opportunities of MicroBooNE and ICARUS and contribute to the R&D for DUNE.

Current SLAC involvement in MicroBooNE, ICARUS and DUNE
▪ Machine Learning Based Data Reconstruction Techniques R&D for LArTPCs
▪ Neutrino cross-section, oscillation, and astrophysics analyses
▪ Pixelized LArTPC R&D
▪ High-Bandwidth Data Acquisition Systems
▪ Cryogenic Electronics

The successful candidates will be expected to take on significant responsibility in physics data analysis as well as software and hardware R&D programs lead by the group. For one of these two positions, we specifically look for expertise in machine learning techniques and/or scalable software development for High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. Opportunities to participate in any part of the group activities are equally given to both RAs. For further information about these positions, please contact Hirohisa Tanaka(tanaka@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. Candidates should either have a recent PhD in experimental particle physics, or have completed the requirements for such a degree prior to starting the position. Demonstrated expertise in developing machine learning algorithms and scalable software for distributed computing will be highly valued for one of two positions. 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:
▪ 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 researchers who know their work to provide letters of recommendation.

Processing of applications for these positions will begin on 14th September, 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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