Postdoctoral Associate, Experimental High Energy Physics Group

Massachusetts, United States
24 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 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 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Laboratory for Nuclear Science-Experimental High Energy Physics Group, to work on the CMS experiment.  To play a major role in the analysis effort of a group that took a leading role in the discovery of the Higgs boson. This physics program presently focuses on the measurement of Higgs boson properties and searches for new physics with an emphasis on dark matter.  The MIT group is involved in several detector projects such as the data acquisition system, the Level-1 Trigger Upgrade, the calorimeter upgrade, and CMS computing.  The MIT group operates a Tier-2 computer center, providing resources for data analysis both locally and as part of the CMS computing grid. This position is targeting someone stationed at MIT in the software and computing program. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics; excellent data analysis, computing, and programming skills; and the ability to carry out an independent research program.  Job #18568

The position is available immediately, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by March 15, 2020.  Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Markus Klute at  All material should be sent electronically. 

The appointments are initially for one year and renewable annually, subject to mutual satisfaction.

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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