Duke University, Physics

Position ID:Duke-Physics-AIPDVOSSEN1 [#25076]
Position Title: Postodoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/06/28, finished 2024/06/29, listed until 2023/12/28)
Position Description:    

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

Postdoctoral Position in AI-assisted design for EIC at Duke University

The medium energy group of Prof. Vossen at Duke University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate. About half the effort will be on developing an AI-assisted framework for integrated detector design optimization and applying it to the EIC. The remaining effort will be allocated based on the interests of the successful candidate and the activities in the group.

Currently, the group participates in the CLAS12 experiment at Jefferson Laboratory, the EIC project detector (ePIC) as well as the Belle II experiment at KEK. The scientific focus of the group is the exploration of the nucleon structure in terms of quark-gluon degrees of freedom in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering, hadronization in e+e- as well as flavor physics in e+e-.

Additionally, the group is significantly involved in the EIC R&D program. Here our focus are simulations and the design of reconstruction algorithms for Cherenkov based PID detectors for the EIC project detector as well as the muon id system for a possible second detector. The group is interested in the application of ML/AI methods in reconstruction and analysis.

We are looking for candidates who can make creative and important contributions to our program. A PhD in experimental nuclear physics or related fields is required. The initial appointment is for one year, which can commence immediately. Based on mutual satisfaction and continued funding, the possibility for extension exists for a maximum of two additional years.

Applicants should submit a vita and brief statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to AJO. Applications received before August 1st will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position can be addressed to Anselm Vossen (anselm.vossen@duke.edu).

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Anselm Vossen (anselm.vossen@duke.edu).

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Physics Building
120 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708