University of California, Riverside, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:UCR-Department of Physics and Astronomy-POSTDOC_STAR [#18732]
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Riverside, California 92521, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Nuclear Experiment (nucl-ex)
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/06/01, updated 2021/11/03, listed until 2022/03/31)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside has expired and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for two appointments to conduct research in experimental physics.

The appointed individuals will work on a combination of the following projects, depending on interest and funding:

-Analysis of polarized proton data taken by the STAR experiment at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. (PI Barish) -Employing machine learning techniques to design EIC detectors in collaboration with LLNL and LBNL. -R&D for EIC detectors and realization of the EIC project detector in collaboration with the California EIC consortium.

The UCR STAR spin group is working on Run 15 and 17 analysis involving the FMS and EEMC system, and is heavily involved in the forward upgrade. The candidate(s) will work on the analysis of forward upgrade data (Run 21 and beyond) and help supervise the students in the group on Run 15 and 17 data. Each candidate would work half of their time on one of the EIC projects listed above (one candidate fully concentrating on STAR and the other on the EIC projects is also a possibility). The candidate(s) working on STAR will be supervised by Ken Barish, and those working on the EIC projects will be co-supervised by Miguel Arratia and Ken Barish. The UCR medium energy group also works closely with UCR's heavy-ion group, which is led by Rich Seto.

The candidates are expected to be in residence at BNL with extended visits at LLNL or LBNL, depending on the exact work plan.

Applicants should submit a resume highlighting personal research achievements, a list of publications where your contributions were significant, and a statement of research interests and expertise to the following website ( or directly to and In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above website or directly to the mails above. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521