University of Kentucky, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Position ID:UK-Physics-POSTDOC [#22061]
Position Title: FNAL g-2 and Pioneer Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Lexington, Kentucky KY, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental High Energy Physics, Experimental Particle Physics, Experimental Physics, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), Nuclear & Particle Experiment, Nuclear Physics, Particle Experiment (part-ex)
Appl Deadline:2022/09/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/07/11, listed until 2022/11/24)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The precision physics group at the University of Kentucky seeks highly motivated candidates for a postdoctoral research associate position on the FNAL g-2 and PSI Pioneer experiments. The g-2 collaboration released results from the first physics run in 2021 and is in the process of analyzing additional datasets. The Pioneer experiment will perform precision measurements of rare pion decays as tests of weak universality and searches for new physics.

In g-2, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to take an active role in the offline data and simulation analysis. Candidates should expect to play a large role in the development and maintenance of the GEANT4 based g-2 simulation packages with the goal of contributing to the beam dynamics studies necessary for understanding systematic effects on the anomalous precession frequency measurement.

In Pioneer, the successful candidate will be involved in the development of the data acquisition and real-time processing system as well as beam tests and prototyping runs at PSI. Candidates should expect to play a major role in developing the hardware readout and data processing of digitized waveforms from novel calorimeter and silicon microstrip detectors.

Candidates should have demonstrated experience working with GEANT4, C++, python and the ROOT statistical package as well as hardware interfacing and data readout. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are highly valued and candidates should be able to work productively in a group as well as independently.

This position is for the period of a year, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on September 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40506-0055