Fermilab, Particle Physics Division

1705 25101
Application ID:FNAL-Particle Physics Division-PPDAP [#25101]
Application Title: Application Physicist
Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
High Energy Physics / Physics, Experiment
Appl Deadline:2023/10/13 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/07/05, listed until 2023/10/13)

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We Are:
Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, CERN in Europe and the South Pole. We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. 

We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park. 

The Fermilab Particle Physics Division (PPD) seeks exceptional candidates for an Application Physicist position. The selected candidate will be assigned to the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment (CMS) group within the PPD Department. The selected candidate will work closely with the CMS group members on the Endcap Timing Layer (ETL) detector for the HL-LHC upgrade, and support integration of CMS detector components within the data acquisition (DAQ) system. The ETL detector will be installed in CMS to measure the arrival time of charged particles with an unprecedented precision of 30 ps. The ETL utilizes cutting edge silicon sensor and ASIC technologies, and poses unique challenges in the design of the radiation hard front-end electronics, low noise power generation and distribution, low jitter clock and data communication, as well as mechanical and system integration aspects in a very tight physical envelope. The candidate will work on the construction, commissioning and operation of the state-of-the-art ETL detector. The tasks will initially focus on the coordination of the ETL module assembly and verification of the production quality using the complete DAQ system, and will transition to integration, commissioning and operation of the CMS detector over the next several years. 

You Will 
• Construct and integrate state-of-the-art instrumentation into the CMS experiment in collaboration with an international team of scientists, engineers, and technicians including students at all levels
• Lead activities at the Fermilab’s ETL module assembly and qualifications site, in coordination with CMS collaborators
• Design and develop hardware and software systems and procedures for testing characterization, calibration and commissioning of ETL detector and its components 

We Are Looking For 
• Ph.D. in Physics with postdoc experience (minimum of 2 years preferred)
• Experience in development and thorough understanding of state-of-art silicon and precision timing detectors, and associated high-speed electronics 
• Experience in operation of complex experimental systems and development of data acquisition and reconstruction systems 
• Proven track record of high impact scientific research demonstrated by scientific publications 
• Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs
• Ability to work with and support a diverse base of scientific users Application Instructions: 

Application Instructions:

  • Please complete your application via Academic Jobs Online via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?job-1705-25101
  • All applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae, a research statement or cover letter describing your interest, and 3 letters of reference (at minimum) 

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is essential to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most hardworking people and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor.

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