University of California, Santa Barbara, Physics

Position ID:UCSB-Physics-HEPPDOC [#16669]
Position Title: Postdoc in Experimental High Energy Physics at UC Santa Barbara
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Santa Barbara, California 93106, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2020/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup* (listed until 2020/12/31)
Position Description:    

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Postdoc in Experimental High Energy Physics at UC Santa Barbara on the CMS Experiment

The experimental high energy physics group at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position working on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The successful candidate will play a major role both in physics data analysis and in hardware/electronics work on the CMS Phase-2 muon detector upgrades.

The successful applicant will contribute to current data analysis efforts in the group, which focuses both on searches for supersymmetry and on Higgs physics. Postdocs in the group are encouraged to develop new data analysis ideas and methods. The successful applicant will be heavily involved in our ongoing project to develop new, high-speed data acquisition opto-electronics for the CMS muon system, currently in the prototyping stage.

Candidates should have a strong interest and record of accomplishment in data analysis, as well as experience or strong interest in high-speed data acquisition electronics, including firmware development. Significant hardware experience would be an asset.

Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D. in physics at the time of appointment start date and demonstrated excellence in high energy or nuclear physics research. Candidates should have interest in helping to mentor graduate students and should have good presentation, communication, and writing skills.

The position is renewed yearly and is subject to continued U.S. Department of Energy funding for our group. However, the normal period of time for this position is around 4-5 years, assuming satisfactory job performance.

For inquiries, please contact Jeffrey Richman.

Applicants are requested to provide:
1. Cover letter briefly outlining key areas of experience and research interests;
2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of relevant publications with substantial involvement by the applicant;
3. Research statement explaining your main research accomplishments and goals;
4. At least three letters of reference.

Materials should arrive by September 30, 2020 to ensure full consideration though the position will remain open until filled.

The UCSB Physics Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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UCSB Dept. of Physics
Santa Barbara CA 93106-9530

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