Postdoctoral Research Associates on the CMS experiment CERN

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 11, 2023

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associates on the CMS experiment CERN

Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) high energy physics group invites applications for the immediate openings for outstanding Postdoctoral Research Associates on the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The UF CMS group currently comprises 6 faculty (Profs. Avery, Chang, Konigsberg, Korytov, Mitselmakher, and Takahashi), 2 engineers, 6 postdoctoral researchers, and 7 graduate students. We are one of the largest US university groups in the CMS experiment and have maintained strong involvement and leadership at CMS. The group’s technical activities include detector operations and upgrades of the Level-1 muon trigger and the Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) muon system, tracking algorithm R&D, and the development of the Level-1 trigger algorithms for the future High-Luminosity LHC. UF also hosts and manages a CMS Tier-2 computing center. The group’s main physics analysis topics cover measurements of Higgs boson properties using four-lepton and bb decay modes, multi-Higgs production, tri-boson production, and searches for new physics using taus, multilepton and multi-b final states.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Yuta Takahashi and is expected to play a leading role in searching for new interactions that can distinguish lepton flavors as well as the firmware/software development of L1 algorithms with tracks for HL-LHC, with a special focus on improving reconstruction of and triggering on hadronically decaying tau leptons. The candidate is expected to work closely with our graduate students and other postdocs, as well as collaborate with members of other CMS groups.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a PhD in experimental particle physics at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Deep understanding of the particle detector, particle identification, data analysis
- Machine learning experience is considered a plus
- Expertise in programming (c++ and python)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

A complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a short statement of research interests, and the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 11, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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