Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Fundamental Physics Directorate

Position ID:Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory-Fundamental Physics Directorate-PSATLAS1 [#20945]
Position Title: Project Scientist - ATLAS
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: High Energy Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/02/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/01/12, finished 2022/08/20, listed until 2022/07/12)
Position Description:    

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

The ATLAS Department in the Fundamental Physics Directorate of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) seeks an outstanding candidate for a Project Scientist position. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in the construction of the ATLAS Tracker (ITk) of the LHC High Luminosity Upgrade.


The ITk will comprise a pixel detector surrounded by a strip detector. The innermost two layers of the pixel detector are designed to be replaceable and are designated as the Pixel Inner System. The Inner System is the US deliverable to the ITk Pixel Upgrade. SLAC is responsible for the loading of the modules on local supports and the integration of the loaded local supports into large mechanical structures called quarter-shells which will be subsequently shipped to CERN for final assembly. SLAC is also responsible for the development and the fabrication of the high speed data transmission cables and an electrical patch panel located in the heart of the detector.


The successful candidate is expected to be involved in all the loading and integration activities and work closely with the whole ATLAS ITk team which consists of about 15 people. The successful candidate will also have the option to contribute to physics analysis.


The expected start date is Spring 2022.


We are looking to a Ph.D. in Physics or relevant subject. Experience with detector hardware is required. Experience of managing teams of engineers, technicians, physicists is highly recommended.


The position is initially a three-year term with the possibility of renewal.

The deadline to submit the application materials is February 18, 2022.


SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes nominations of women and minority group members.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 95 Menlo Park, CA 94025