Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Stony Brook University

Position ID:SBU-PhysicsAndAstronomy-PDHEP2 [#9224]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate -High Energy Physics
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Nuclear Experiment (nucl-ex), Particle Experiment (part-ex)
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/06/12, finished 2018/03/04, listed until 2017/08/31)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate in High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( at Stony Brook University seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher in the area of experimental nuclear/particle physics.

Required Qualifications:

PhD degree in High Energy Physics or foreign equivalent in hand by December 31, 2017. Extensive experience in the analysis of data from high energy particle collisions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with tracking and/or b/tau-tagging related algorithms and performance tools. Good knowledge of either detector design, construction or commissioning, especially in the silicon tracker detector domain, and implications on physics performance

Brief Description of Duties:

The primary purpose of this position would be to perform research in collaboration with Professor Dmitri Tsybychev, the Principal Investigator (PI) on a variety of topics in experimental particle physics, with a particular emphasis on physics measurement of the Higg boson decaying to b-quark or a pair of muons and precision electroweak measurements to be performed within the ATLAS Collaboration. The holder of this position will also be participating in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students on research projects connected with the PI’s group.

• 40% E: Perform research in experimental high energy physics in collaboration with the PI and within the ATLAS Collaboration, In particular, the incumbent will be expected to work on physics analyses in ATLAS with the aim of searching for new physics or performing Standard Model measurements with an emphasis on physics channel with Higgs boson or hypothetical new particles decaying to b-quark jets. He/She is also expected to work together with the PI on developing new techniques for the identification of b-quark and c-quark jets at high jet pT, where conventional identification techniques start to fail.

• 40% E: Work on setting up a test station for modules and stave for the ITK strip detector tracker upgrade for the HL-LHC. Set up a readout chain and prepare the software to run and later automatize the tests needed for Q&A. The test station is to be assembled at BNL with the support of the BNL ATLAS group. This task might later include the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students helping with the assembly and test of modules and staves.

• 10% E - Mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the research group.

• 5% E - Present research results either in workshop and conferences, or by preparing publications with such results.

• 5% E - Other duties as assigned.

Travel Required - The incumbent will travel to attend ATLAS meetings, workshop and conferences; in addition he/she might reside for periods of one to many months at CERN in order to collaborate with colleagues from the ATLAS experiment and potentially take on coordination roles.

This position is a term position supported by research funds and the continued support will be dependent on the renewal of those funds.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, institutions, email addresses of three references who will submit their letters electronically at:

and follow the links and instructions for uploading all application materials to a secure website. The letters of references should be submitted electronically on the same website.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Stony Brook University
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800

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