Oregon State University, Schellman Neutrino Group

Position ID:OregonStatePhysics-GradFeeWaiver-DUNE [#18478]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Neutrino Physics at Oregon State University
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Corvallis, Oregon 97331, United States [map]
Subject Area: High Energy Physics / Neutrino physics and Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2021/06/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/04/15, finished 2021/10/29, listed until 2021/10/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Position in Neutrino Physics at Oregon State University

The Experimental Neutrino group at Oregon State University invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position on the protoDUNE, DUNE and MINERvA neutrino experiments.

The successful candidate will participate the development of novel computing infrastructure for the upcoming ProtoDUNE run at CERN and the future  DUNE neutrino experiment in the US and in analysis of data from ProtoDUNE and/or the MINERvA neutrino cross-section experiment at Fermilab. Both protoDUNE and DUNE are large liquid Argon Time Projection chambers which produce detailed images of hadron and neutrino interactions ranging in size from 170 MB (protoDUNE) to 400 TB (DUNE supernova).  Computational challenges range from algorithms for processing of very small signals from low energy neutrino interactions, through simulation of the unique environment in large liquid detectors, to large-scale distributed computing across over 30 collaborating sites worldwide. See https://inspirehep.net/literature/1791807 for some details of the DUNE project.

Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, OR. Candidates have the option of being located in Corvallis or at Fermilab in Batavia IL.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of publications and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent via academicjobsonline to

Prof. Heidi Schellman


As this position concentrates on high energy physics computing, please highlight any experience  you have with signal processing, large-scale grid computing, databases, system management, computing frameworks, or other computing projects.  Not all of these skills are required for this position but the information will be useful. You are probably underestimating how much you have already done, so please take the time to list your achievements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in experimental particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in writing C++ or Python to study and interpret data
  • Clear and concise written and interpersonal communication skills

Other Information:

  • Occasional domestic and international travel
  • Postdoctoral scholar positions are restricted to those who have earned a PhD within the past five years or will complete their degree prior to starting the position.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by  advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative  Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage  applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic  groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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:
541 737 4631
Prof. Heidi Schellman
301 Weniger Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 97331

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