University of Washington, Department of Physics

Position ID:UW-Physics-FASER [#26815]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - ATLAS and FASER
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Meyrin, Geneva 1211, Switzerland [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Elementary Particle Physics, Experimental Particle Physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/12/07, listed until 2024/06/07)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Scholar – ATLAS and FASER

The Department of Physics at the University of Washington invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar position beginning Summer 2024.

The successful candidate will work on the ATLAS and FASER experiments at the LHC with Professor Shih-Chieh Hsu, collaborating with the UW Elementary-Particle-Experiment (EPE) group, and will be based at CERN.

The UW EPE group consists of five professors, three research scientists, three post-docs, and seven graduate students working on the ATLAS and FASER experiments at the LHC. Our physics interests are focused on electroweak symmetry breaking and searches for physics beyond the standard model, especially long-lived particles, dark sectors and neutrino interactions. The successful candidate will spend 50% FTE on ATLAS Run 3 data analyses and GNN tracking algorithms for the ATLAS Phase 2 upgrade, and the other 50% FTE on the FASER analyses and tracking.

The position is a full-time, 24-month (two-year) appointment, which may be extended (upon successful performance), subject to funding and mutual agreement. The Postdoctoral Scholar title is limited to five years, including postdoctoral experience(s) at UW and other institutions.

The base salary range for this position is $5705-$7416 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Postdoctoral Scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website (


The successful applicant should have a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, by date of appointment and be interested in contributing to both physics analyses and computing. Experience with the C++ programming language is recommended, and experience with AI is an advantage.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted at and consist of a CV, a short research statement, a statement describing the applicant's experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation.  Applications received by January 31, 2024, will receive full consideration. Please contact Prof. Shih-Chieh Hsu ( with any questions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

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