Post-Doctoral Researcher in Nuclear and High Energy Physics at the University of Kansas

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Deadline:  2016-07-31

Location:  Lawrence, KS, USA

Position Overview:
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas seeks to fill a post-doctoral researcher position in nuclear and high energy physics.

Starting Date: October 1st, 2016, or as soon thereafter as the position can be filled (also negotiable).

Length of Appointment: Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal annually for three subsequent years subject to review.

General Responsibilities: Research in nuclear and High Energy Physics. The successful candidate will contribute in several aspects of the high energy physics group’s research program including phenomenology, data analysis and event simulation, and publication of research results.

Job Duties:
Conduct research in experimental high energy and nuclear physics and in phenomenology in collaboration with members of the University of Kansas high energy and nuclear physics group and collaboration members world-wide. This entails participation in relevant facets of the overall research endeavor encompassing the life-cycle of high energy and nuclear physics, ranging from phenomenology related to BSM physics (and especially to the possible diphoton excess observed by the CMS and ATLAS experiments) and to QCD studies (diffraction and small x physics including saturation pheomena), physics event simulation, data analysis, publication preparation, proposal preparation, editorial work, presentation of results, outreach and career development.
More specifically, the research will deal with the phenomenology studies at the LHC in the BSM and QCD domains and their possible observations in the CMS/TOTEM experiments.

Specific job duties:
60% Phenomenogy studies
30% Participation in the analysis of recent CMS-TOTEM data at 13 TeV
10% Assist the faculty in guiding the group’s graduate and undergraduate students.

Evaluation of the required qualification and preferred qualification will be made through (1) records of accomplishments entered in CV, (2) description of research and education experience provided in the application materials, (3) references, and (4) publications as appropriate.

Required Qualifications for Postdoctoral Researcher:
1. A Ph.D. in physics by date of appointment.
2. Experience in theoretical physics, phenomenogy or experimental high energy physics or related experimental field. At least one publication in phenomenology/theory/experiment will be required and a 3-year experience will be very much appreciated.
NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis not to exceed 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications for Postdoctoral Researcher:
1. Experience in theory and phenomenology: a publication in this domain will be greatly approeciated
2. Experience in software: experience on MC or C++ code will be highly considered
3. Experience and ability in particle physics data analysis or phenomenological prediction
4. Good communication skills.

A complete online application include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae (including publications list), Statement of Research Interests and Skills and at least three letters of recommendation – letters should be emailed to Prof. Christophe Royon (c742r922[AT] or mailed to Department of Physics & Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA. Initial review of applications will begin July 31, 2016. For first consideration, please apply before July 31, 2016.

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