Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Position Summary

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.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

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

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit an application consisting of a cover letter and current CV by November 21st, 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 28th, 2017. For full consideration, applications must be complete including reference letters by November 28th, 2017. No mail-in applications or letters will be accepted.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Alicia Armentrout,

EEO Statement

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Background Check Policy Statement

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