Postdoctoral Associate, Experimental High Energy Physics Group

Massachusetts, United States
17 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)-Experimental High Energy Physics Group, to work on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment. Will join and play a major role in the analysis effort of a group that has taken a leading role in the recent discovery of a new Higgs-like particle at 125 GeV. The physics program presently focuses on the search for dark matter and the measurement of Higgs boson properties.

 The MIT group is involved in several detector projects such as the data acquisition system, the Hadron Calorimeter upgrade, and CMS computing.  At MIT a Tier-2 computer center is operated, providing resources for data analysis both locally and as part of the CMS computing grid. This position is targeted for a person taking a major responsibility in the group's DAQ program and stationed at CERN.

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.

The position is available immediately but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The appointment is initially for one year and renewable annually, subject to mutual satisfaction.  

In addition to applying online here, interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to professors Markus Klute and Christoph Paus at

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.