University of Minnesota, SPA Searches

Position ID:University of Minnesota-SPA Searches-POSTDOC_HE_ZL [#20104]
Position Title: Post-Doctoral Associate - Zhen Liu Research Group
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map]
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / Theoretical Particle Physics
Physics / Quantum Science
Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics / Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/17, finished 2022/06/18, listed until 2022/01/31)
Position Description:    

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The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota is looking for a Post-Doctoral Associate to perform theoretical research in the area of high-energy physics. The start date is August 31, 2022, or earlier. Specific research areas of study include high energy phenomenology, field theory, astroparticle physics, and cosmology. The candidates are also encouraged to participate in the research activity at William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute. 


Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics by the beginning date of appointment. Applications will ONLY be accepted online via the UMN Employment system. Submit a cover letter, c.v., research statement, and a list of references. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to the website You MUST complete an application at the UMN Human Resources website and search the job opening ID 344115. For general questions please contact Zhen Liu at The application deadline is December 15, 2021. Applications received before the deadline will receive full consideration. A less preferable option would be to email your letters to


Additionally, candidates with interests/background in working across high energy physics and quantum information science, e.g., quantum sensing for particle physics, have the option to join one of the National Quantum Initiatives, SQMS center at Fermilab. The candidate will have abundant opportunities to interact with the center. 

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
John T. Tate Hall
116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis MN 55455