Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Fundamental Physics Directorate

Position ID:Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory-Fundamental Physics Directorate-RAATLAS13 [#25373]
Position Title: Research Associate-Experimental (ATLAS)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: High Energy Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/17, listed until 2023/11/17)
Position Description:    

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) is seeking an experimental Research Associate to work on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The LHC presents ideal opportunities for physics measurements and searches, developing experimental experience in a challenging environment of rapidly increasing luminosity, and developing new innovative reconstruction algorithms, detector upgrades, and machine learning applications at the energy frontier. 

 

The successful candidate will contribute to physics analysis and the development of machine learning for ATLAS / LHC data (such as in reconstruction, simulation, and analysis), and may also engage with other research opportunities in the SLAC ATLAS group, while also demonstrating alignment with the SLAC mission and values (https://careers.slac.stanford.edu/working-slac/mission-vision-values).

 

The SLAC ATLAS group consists of approximately 20 people, of which 3 are currently based at CERN. Information on the SLAC ATLAS group can be found on our web page http://www.slac.stanford.edu/exp/atlas/.

 

The SLAC group provides exciting and cutting-edge research opportunities on a variety of experimental areas, with current activities and developing interests including:

   SM and BSM Higgs and di-Higgs physics analysis

   Machine learning applications in simulation, reconstruction, trigger, and analysis

   Reconstruction & Performance, including b-tagging, tracking, jets and jet substructure

   High luminosity upgrade physics and event reconstruction

   Detector R&D

 

There is flexibility to take the post at SLAC or CERN. The potential start time for this position is Winter / Spring 2024.

 

The position is initially a two-year term with the possibility of renewal.

 

Note: the SLAC ATLAS group is performing two concurrent RA searches. It will be assumed that applications submitted to either post can be shared between the two searches, unless another preference is indicated by the applicant.

 

Qualifications:

These are highly competitive positions as part of the general research associate program at SLAC, requiring a background of demonstrated excellence in research and a recent PhD in experimental particle physics, or related field, or have completed the requirements for such a degree prior to starting the position.


Deadline:

The review of application materials will begin October 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

For further information, please see http://home.slac.stanford.edu/ppap.html,

or contact Dr. Michael Kagan (makagan@slac.stanford.edu) and Prof. Ariel Schwartzman (sch@slac.stanford.edu).

 

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the laboratory’s mission. The anticipated salary range for this position is $70-90k based on experience and the SLAC salary structure. Successful candidates will be subject to a background check and proof of vaccination or exemption prior to employment.



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2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 95
Menlo Park, CA 94025