Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)

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Position ID:MIT-Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)-PDA [#19734]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/23, finished 2022/05/21, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    

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The Heavy-Ion Group at the MIT Laboratory of Nuclear Science invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. Our group has leading roles in QCD studies in nucleus-nucleus and proton-induced collisions with the CMS experiment at LHC and sPHENIX at RHIC.

The successful candidate will play a major role in data taking with CMS and sPHENIX and in the analysis of data from the experiments. Technical responsibilities will be focussed on the tracking systems, online data processing and aspects of track and calorimeter reconstruction, in particular including applications of machine learning in these areas. We also operate a CMS Tier-2 computing facility at MIT. Consequently, a strong background in tracking detector technologies, DAQ/trigger development or software development and large-scale computing is desirable.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by November 15, 2021. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a brief statement of research interests and experience, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted online.

Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Gunther Roland (

Job Requirements:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics and preferably a background in nuclear physics or high energy physics.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

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:
Prof. Gunther Roland
MIT Rm 24-409
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139