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

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Position ID:MIT-Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)-LHCB_WILLIAMS [#24287]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/02/07, listed until 2023/04/07)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Laboratory for Nuclear Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The MIT LHCb group consists of two faculty, Mike Williams and Eluned Smith, one research scientist, three post-docs, along with graduate and undergraduate students. The group focuses on searches for new low-mass particles, including dark photons and axion-like particles, rare penguin decays, the high-level trigger (HLT), and studies of QCD phenomenology.

Candidates should have a strong interest in HLT (software/algorithm) development. The successful candidate will be expected to dedicate substantial effort to the fully software-based trigger system being employed by LHCb in Run 3. Further opportunities to participate in any part of the group activities will be given to the successful candidate, including the option to become a member of the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI); see

Review of applications will begin at the time of receipt, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by March 31, 2023. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of research interests and experience. In addition, they should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf. All material should be sent electronically. Any questions should be directed to Prof. Michael Williams, e-mail:

The appointment will initially be for one year, with the expectation of being renewed for additional one-year increments contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

Job Requirements:

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in physics, preferably experimental particle or nuclear physics, or in a related field. This position can be based at CERN or MIT.

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.

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