University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Fellowship ID:Penn-Department of Physics and Astronomy-POSTDOC1 [#20774]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in High Energy Experiment
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States [map]
Subject Area: High Energy Physics / Experiment
Appl Deadline:2022/01/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/12, finished 2022/07/23, listed until 2022/06/12)

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania to conduct research in experimental particle physics with the ATLAS detector. The successful candidate should have a PhD in experimental particle physics, have a strong interest in searching for physics beyond the standard model, and be highly motivated to work in electronics and instrumentation.

Information on recent and ongoing physics analyses can be found on our web site (, and include searches for supersymmetric partners to the top quark and the electroweak bosons. These searches cover final states with two or three or four charged leptons as well as fully hadronic final states. Novel signatures from an R-Parity violating model developed in part by theorists at Penn are of particular interest. It is expected that the successful candidate will play a leading role in physics analysis for one of these searches or a new search driven by their physics interests in Run 3.

For the High Luminosity LHC, the ATLAS inner charged particle tracking detector will be completely replaced. Penn has a leading role in the design of the front-end readout electronics for the upgrade of the silicon strip detector. The successful candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the testing of the preproduction and production chips, so they will be based at Penn during 2022. There will also be opportunities to contribute significantly to the testing of modules and staves for the barrel of the silicon strip detector.

Applications should be submitted using Required application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement describing your research interests and experience relevant to this postdoctoral fellowship. Applicants should include the names and contact information of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on the 20th of January 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence, see for more information. The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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

Further Info:
Physics and Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania
209 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396