Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Sep 17, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 18, 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS), to work on the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The MIT-LHCb group, which is led by Professor Mike Williams, is currently focused on searches for new low-mass particles, including dark photons and axion-like particles, the high-level trigger (HLT), and studies of QCD phenomenology.  Will be expected to dedicate substantial effort to the fully software-based trigger system to be employed by LHCb in Run 3, with a focus on the GPU-based Allen project. The position will also offer further opportunities to participate in any part of the group activities.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: recent Ph.D. in physics, preferably experimental particle or nuclear physics; and interest in HLT (software/algorithm) development.  Job #18846

Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Williams at

Review of applications will begin at the time of receipt and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by September 1, 2020.

In addition to applying online via the MIT website with a curriculum vitae and cover letter/brief statement of research interests and experience, interested candidates are asked to send these documents and arrange that three letters of recommendation be sent to

This position is nominally based at CERN, though relocation to MIT or elsewhere may be possible.

The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed for additional one-year increments contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

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 considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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