CMS, Fermilab

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Position ID:FNAL-CMS-LDR [#5502]
Position Title: LPC Distinguished Researcher
Position Type:Fellowship or award
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510-5011, United States [map]
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / Electroweak Symmetry Breaking, Experiment, LHC
Appl Deadline:2015/06/01** finished (posted 2015/04/15, finished 2015/08/03, listed until 2015/07/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The deadline for applications and supporting letters is June 1, 2015. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The applications must include a research proposal and a plan for residency at (or travel to) the LPC. The research plan should highlight the impact which the proposal is expected have on CMS and to connect it with activities already taking place at the LPC, or with the intent to start a new program that will enhance the LPC contributions to CMS. Please submit three letters of recommendations. Senior (tenured or tenure-track) faculty do not need to submit letters of recommendation. In your cover letter please specify your requested start and end dates as well as provide your current salary and fringe.

We are looking for CMS members from across the collaboration with a Ph.D. in particle physics and an established track record of expertise in a specific object and/or physics analysis, or an activity related to the CMS Upgrade. A typical DR will have had experience organizing and leading a group of physicists within CMS or another HEP experiment, or has demonstrated the potential to do so. A DR will use the resources available at the LPC to make a major contribution to CMS in the areas of physics analysis and/or object development and/or refinement or a contribution to the CMS Upgrade. This provides an outstanding opportunity for young scientists to develop an independent research program. The starting date for each position is will be January 2016. This is negotiable, but will be no earlier than November 2015 or later than March 2016.

The LPC serves primarily as a resource and physics analysis hub for several hundred physicists at US institutions in the CMS collaboration. The LPC offers a vibrant community of CMS scientists from US and overseas institutions, they play leading roles in analysis of data, in the definition and refinement of physics objects, in detector commissioning, and in the design and development of the detector upgrade. There is close and frequent collaboration with the Fermilab theory community. The LPC provides outstanding computing resources and software support personnel. The proximity of the CMS Tier-1 and the CMS Remote Operations Center at Fermilab allows critical real time connections to the experiment. The LPC offers educational workshops and tutorials in analysis techniques, software development and organizes conferences and seminar series. The DRs are an integral part of the organization or are leading the activities at the LPC. For a full range of LPC activities please refer to:

Successful candidates will ordinarily be resident at the LPC for 50% or more of their time as DR. Visiting post docs and faculty will receive up to 50% remuneration as DR with the remainder provided by the home institution. The remuneration will be limited to salary and fringe benefits, university overhead will not be paid. There is a travel budget to enable regular trips to CERN and to conferences to present work. Each position is tenable for a minimum of six months and a maximum of one year, in the first instance. Renewal is possible but requires a new proposal. The maximum amount of time as CMS LPC DR is two years.

Questions about the CMS LPC Distinguished Researchers program may be directed to the LPC coordinators:

Meenakshi Narain and Boaz Klima


There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

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Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Fermilab, MS205
PO Box 500
Batavia IL 60510-5011

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