University of Cincinnati, Theoretical Physics

Position ID:Cincinnati-HEP-POSTDOC [#20080]
Position Title: Post-doctoral Fellow in Particle Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cincinnati, Ohio 45221, United States [map]
Subject Area: High-Energy Theory / Phenomenology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/10/14, listed until 2022/04/14)
Position Description:    

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The High Energy Physics (HEP) group in the Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati is accepting candidates for a post-doctoral fellow position to develop novel techniques incorporating machine learning in particle physics. The individual hired will help lead the development of machine learning driven techniques in the Pythia 8 event generator, with a focus on hadronization phenomenology, and assist in coordinating a dedicated platform for user contributions to Pythia 8. Independent research will also be encouraged. The position will be preferentially based at Cincinnati, OH, with the possibility of CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

Required Education: Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in HEP phenomenology, experimental data analysis, or a closely related field.

Required Experience: The ideal candidate would have some experience in:

1. particle physics phenomenology and/or data analysis;

2. building production-quality, sustainable, software written in C++ and Python;

3. developing machine learning models;

4. and communicating effectively.

Application Process

• Candidates must submit a cover letter of no more than two pages describing their research to date, as well as future areas of interest.

• Candidates must also submit a current copy of their curriculum vitae and contact details for at least two references or arrange for them to be submitted via the AJO interface.

• All applicants will also complete a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of the application process.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention, and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (very high research activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country”.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement. As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP). The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disablity/Veteran.

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:
University of Cincinnati
Department of Physics
400 Geology/Physics Bldg.
Cincinnati, OH 45221