Northern Illinois University, Department of Physics | HEP-ATLAS

Position ID:Northern Illinois University-Department of Physics | HEP-ATLAS-POSTDOC [#25183]
Position Title: Postdoctoral research associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Geneva, Geneva 60115, Switzerland [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: High Energy Physics / Experiment
Appl Deadline:2023/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/07/20, finished 2023/10/02, listed until 2023/12/31)
Position Description:    

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

The ATLAS group at Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position at the ATLAS Experiment.

The NIU ATLAS team has a strong research programme on searches for new physics Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) and an important presence in the Upgrade effort of the ATLAS experiment for the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC).

The successful candidate is expected to lead novel searches for BSM physics using the run 3 data collected by the ATLAS experiment, focusing on final states with third generation quarks in the final state. In addition to data analysis, the new postdoc is also expected to participate in the upgrade of the trigger system in ATLAS for the HL-LHC, specifically in the global trigger. This new FPGA-based system will be installed in ATLAS in 2027, after the end of run 3, and is currently undergoing an extensive R&D phase. The candidate is expected to make major contributions to that development.

The candidate is expected to have a PhD in physics or be about to obtain one. Previous knowledge of FPGA systems is welcome, but not a requirement. The candidate is also expected to supervise students.

The position will be based at CERN. Applications should be submitted with a CV, a list of relevant publications (specifying the candidate’s contributions), a research statement and at least three reference letters.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with yearly renewal contingent upon mutual satisfaction and continuation of funding. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications arriving before the 25th of August of 2023 will receive full consideration. The position will be opened until filled.

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Department of Physics
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115