Postdoctoral Associate, High Energy Physics Group

Massachusetts, United States
12 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)-High Energy Physics Group, to work on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment.  Will work in a group that has taken a leading role in the discovery of the Higgs boson at 125 GeV and presently focuses on searching for dark matter and learning more about Higgs physics.

Will be expected to play a major role in this analysis effort.  The MIT group is involved in several detector projects such as the data acquisition, Hadron Calorimeter upgrade, the new High Granularity Calorimeter, and computing projects. At MIT, the 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 targeted for a person who will take major responsibility for the Calorimeter project.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics, excellent data analysis and computer skills, and the ability to carry out an independent research program.

Candidates who applied for a postdoctoral research associate position in the High Energy Physics Group in the past should indicate interest in this position with a short message. In addition to applying online via the MIT website, interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Dr. Markus Klute at

The position is available immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by May 24, 2016.

The appointment is 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.

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