Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)

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Position ID:MIT-Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)-PPC_HARRIS [#23688]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Experimental Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/10, finished 2023/07/01)
Position Description:    

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The Experimental High Energy Physics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on the CMS experiment. The successful candidate will join an exciting group actively working on rich programs targeting Higgs boson property measurements, Dark Matter searches, and AI-based anomaly detection. The MIT group is involved in several detector projects, including the Level 1 Trigger Upgrade and CMS Computing.

MIT is playing a leading role in developing AI-based algorithms for use at the LHC and other domains. The successful candidate will join the cross-disciplinary Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI) and be a member of the Institute of Accelerated AI algorithms for Data Driven Discovery (A3D3).

Furthermore, the AI work has expanded to other research domains, including neutrino physics and gravitational waves. We are seeking a candidate interested in developing algorithms for the L1 trigger, particularly with the integration of AI algorithms. There is also the potential to contribute to other experiments, including the laser interferometer gravitational wave observatory (LIGO) or the potential dark matter experiment DarkQuest.

The position is available immediately; applications are considered until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by December 31st, 2022. The appointments are initially for one year and renewable annually, subject to mutual satisfaction. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent.

All materials should be sent electronically.

Job Requirements:
The Candidates should have a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics, data analysis, computing, programming skills, and the ability to carry out an independent research program. FPGA experience is optional but would strengthen the overall application.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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