PPA HEP Group, Stanford University

Position ID:Stanford-SLACPPA-RANEXO [#8862]
Position Title: Research Associate - nEXO Project
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map]
Subject Area: High Energy Physics / Experiment
Appl Deadline:2017/04/30 (posted 2017/02/01, updated 2017/01/31, listed until 2017/06/30)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

SLAC Research Associate Positions in Neutrino Physics (nEXO)

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is seeking applicants for an experimental Research Associate position to work in the area of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (0νββ) searches. SLAC has been a leading collaborator on the 100 kg-scale EXO-200 experiment using a liquid xenon (LXe) Time Projection Chambers (TPC), an effort that has produced the most accurate measurement of any two-neutrino double-beta decay half life and some of the most sensitive limits on the as-yet-unseen neutrinoless process. SLAC has taken an active or leading role in all aspects of the project – TPC design, xenon systems design, cryogenic systems design, electronics, DAQ, online and offline software, and data analysis. SLAC continues to manage EXO-200 operations at the WIPP facility in Carlsbad New Mexico.

R&D for the future multi-tonne-scale “nEXO” LXe TPC, intended to increase the sensitivity for 0νββ more than 10-fold and to cover the phase space allowed by the “inverse neutrino mass hierarchy”, is presently underway.

The following are the present areas of SLAC engagement in this new project:
▪ All aspects of TPC layout and mechanical design
▪ Fundamental R&D and detailed design for critical TPC high voltage electrode configurations and feedthroughs.
▪ R&D in liquid xenon purity control and measurement.
▪ Participation in electronics and DAQ design

This position is geared toward hardware R&D efforts, but in addition there will be an opportunity to participate in data analysis for EXO-200, so the successful candidate will be expected to have significantly broad experience.

The term of this position is for two years, with extensions being possible subject to review.. For further information about this position, please contact Dr. P.C. Rowson (rowson@slac.stanford.edu) and/or Prof. G. Gratta, the nEXO spokesperson (gratta@stanford.edu).

Qualifications
This is a highly competitive position 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. The successful candidate should have experience both in hardware and data analysis.

How to apply
 
Interested candidates should submit the following online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/:
▪ A letter of application indicating the primary physics program of interest
▪ C.V. ▪ Selected bibliography, highlighting personal contributions
▪ Brief statement of research interest
▪ Three confidential letters of recommendation from senior physicists that should be directly uploaded on the website

Deadline for accepting applications for this position will begin on April 30, 2017.

 SLAC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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:
http://home.slac.stanford.edu/ppap.html
email
650-926-2635
 
SLAC MS 60
2575 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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