Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics
Description of Work Unit
The High-Energy Physics (HEP) group at Colorado State University has leading roles on the NOvA, DUNE, and T2K long-baseline neutrino experiments, the Fermilab short-baseline neutrino program, as well as the newly funded SciDAC 4 HEP Data Analytics project at Fermilab. Professor Buchanan’s group is focused on cross-section measurements and data-driven trigger leadership on the NOvA experiment, photon detector design and implementation on the DUNE experiment, and HEP high-performance computing tools for modeling and fitting neutrino datasets collected across a range of experiments.
This position will be located at Fermilab in Illinois.
The High-Energy Physics group of Professor Norm Buchanan in the Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in experimental neutrino physics. The position will involve development of high performance computing-based tools for modeling and fitting neutrino data as well as analysis of data collected with the NOvA experiment.
Required Job Qualifications
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics or a related field.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Research experience in experimental high-energy physics. Programming experience (C++, or other object-oriented languages) and experience with the analysis of high-energy physics experimental data would be an asset.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility
Main research topics are: (1) analysis of NOvA data; (2) development of high-performance computing tools for data modeling and fitting; (3) detector operation shifts or other service tasks for the NOvA experiment. Service tasks for NOvA are tasks that are performed to support the collection and analysis of data, examples would be: providing technical support to detector components during operation and shutdown periods, computational tasks such as simulated sample production, analysis supporting studies such as calibration constant generation.
Percentage Of Time 90 Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility
Assistance with supervision of graduate students working on NOvA and SciDAC 4 projects.
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit an application consisting of a cover letter and current CV by November 7th, 2017. Reference letter writers will be contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Reference letters must be received by November 14th, 2017. For full consideration, applications must be complete including reference letters by November 14th, 2017. No mail-in applications or letters will be accepted.
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