Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Fundamental Physics Directorate

Position ID:Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory-Fundamental Physics Directorate-LZ [#25416]
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Dark Matter
Appl Deadline:none
Position Description:    

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The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Dark Matter Group at SLAC has an immediate opening for one or more postdoctoral Research Associates. LZ is a liquid xenon time projection chamber with a 7-ton active target, located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF). LZ recently achieved world-leading dark matter sensitivity in its short initial run, and has several years of science operations to come.

Our group is involved in a range of activities. We are conducting R&D towards LZ upgrades including HydroX, and detector R&D for the next generation XLZD experiment. The group is strongly involved in LZ science analysis and plays major roles in LZ detector operations and data processing. LZ computing is hosted at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which features a combination of CPUs and GPUs and opens the door to advanced machine learning techniques. The detector development work is carried out at the Liquid Noble Test Facility, which also hosts work by nEXO and DUNE. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working in any of these areas.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in physics or a related field or expect to receive their Ph.D. by the time the appointment begins. Application materials should be submitted at Candidates should provide a CV including a publication list, a statement of research interests and plans, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted to the same site. Applicants are encouraged to follow the AAS application guidelines given here: The successful applicant will be appointed as a Research Associate at SLAC. Applications will be reviewed starting Oct 15, 2023, and considered until the positions are filled. Questions should be directed to Tom Shutt (

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Further Info:
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2575 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park CA 94025