University of Notre Dame, Department of Physics

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Position ID:NotreDame-Physics-CMSCERN [#22334]
Position Title: CMS/CERN Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2022/09/18 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/15, listed until 2022/09/30)
Position Description:    

The University of Notre Dame High Energy Physics Group has an immediate opening for two Post-doctoral research associates to work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

The CMS group at Notre Dame (Hildreth, Jessop, Lannon, Osherson, Wayne) has played a leading role in the construction, commissioning and operation of the CMS hadron calorimeter, and the electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) and has extensive roles in software development, high level trigger (HLT) operations, and computing. The group is also actively engaged in developing and coordinating detector upgrade projects for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), including the ECAL/HCAL, MIP timing detector (MTD), tracker data processing systems, Level 1 track trigger, and computing. Group members have leadership roles in CMS physics analyses with interests in Higgs coupling measurements (ttH and anomalous Higgs decays), top physics (including searches for new physics using effective field theory techniques), searches for exotic particles decaying through boosted topologies, and electroweak physics. The successful candidate is expected to play an important role in the analysis of CMS data and make significant contributions to either the tracker and track trigger upgrades or computing activities. Candidates with an interest in online or realtime software, digital electronics, machine learning, data science, or high performance analysis software are especially encouraged to apply.

The group is looking for energetic applicants who are enthusiastic about learning new skills. Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics. For full consideration, applications should be received by September 18, 2022. For inquiries, please contact Profs. Marc Osherson ( or Kevin Lannon (

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications to which they have made significant contributions, a description of research interests and skills, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via the Academic Jobs Online website at the given link.

The Department is committed to diversifying its faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and students and encourages applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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225 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556