University of Bristol
This is the first time this exquisitely precise detector technology will be used on such a huge scale and as such the data acquisition system for this high-granularity detector presents a substantial challenge. The Bristol group has major responsibilities in this area. In particular, Bristol is leading development of the timing system necessary to synchronise data across the vast detectors. The post-holder will play a central role in this key effort. This position is funded until 30/09/2023 2023, with an expectation of extension until October 2026.
Close date: to hired as soon as possible
Stony Brook University
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the department of Physics and Astronomy. The incumbent will perform physics analysis with multi-year IceCube experimental data and Monte Carlo simulations and will contribute to the operation of IceCube detector. The successful candidate will conduct independent research ensuring it follows the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. Please visit Joanna Kiryluk’s IceCube Research Group Home Page to learn more about our research.
Close date: May 27, 2021
Valencia U., IFIC
PhD position in experimental physics
The experimental neutrino group at the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC) invites applications for a position to pursue a PhD in experimental particle physics. IFIC (http://ific.uv.es) is a joint centre of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the Universitat de València devoted to research in particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics.
The candidate will have the opportunity to have a broad formation developing hardware and analysis skills. He/she will learn state-of-the-art data analysis techniques, including machine learning and advanced statistical analysis, as well as software and computing skills that are essential in order to achieve the goals of the position. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to analyse existing data of a dark sector accelerator-based experiment in which the group is also partially involved. The dissemination of the physics results via oral presentations to prestigious international conferences and seminal publications to journals is also expected.
Close date: June 1, 2021
Contact: Martín-Albo, Justo (firstname.lastname@example.org); Molina-Bueno, Laura (email@example.com)
The department has a strong group of faculty working in high-energy physics, with expertise in both theoretical and experimental research. We are seeking candidates with research interests that would complement the existing Syracuse efforts on the DUNE and SBN neutrino experiments at Fermilab where we are involved with hardware and analysis projects, or on the LHCb experiment at CERN where we are engaged in a rich physics analysis program in flavor physics and are starting to work on the next upgrade while completing our contribution to Upgrade I.
Close Date: July 1, 2021
Contact: Mitchell Soderberg
LPSC, Grenoble, Paris, IN2P3
The Successful candidate will join the LPSC Neutrino team which has been participating since 2019 in the DUNE/LBNF project whose main objective is to measure two properties that remain to be discovered: the hierarchy of neutrino masses and the CP violation in the lepton sector. For this, a long baseline experiment will be built to propagate a beam of neutrinos produced at FermiLab through earth and detect them 1300 km away in an underground mine in South Dakota by 2030. The detection of neutrinos will be carried out using four very large (60m x 12m x 12m) liquid argon temporal projection chambers (LarTPC).
Detectors of this size require a very large R&D effort currently underway at CERN on the neutrino platform. France will participate via a TGIR in the construction of these detectors and is focusing on a new technology, the “vertical drift”. A large-scale prototype will be installed at CERN in 2022.
The successful candidate will play a key role in the simulation and analysis of a liquid argon detector using this new technology. The aim will be to precisely determine the performance of the vertical drift technology on all the scientific objectives of the experiment.
Close date: July 10, 2021
Contact: Jean-Sebastien Real
Brookhaven National Lab
The Instrumentation Division has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on advanced detector development for high-energy physics experimental applications. Instrumentation, working closely with the BNL physics department, is developing key detector technology for several noble-liquid detector experiments. On the DUNE long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, Instrumentation has major roles in the single phase TPC readout “cold electronics” and the charge readout plane detector design and construction, both of which must operate in cryogenic liquid with extremely high reliability over a long operational lifetime. On the proposed nEXO neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment, Instrumentation has major roles in the SiPM-based photon detector and associated readout system and in developing novel interconnects that function at cryogenic temperatures with ultra-low radioactivity.
Close Date: Until filled
Contact: Matt Worcester
University of Minnesota Duluth
We expect multiple tenure-track hires in the next few years. It is too early to know exactly the subfields we will search for, but certainly will include someone whose research has a strong theory component. There are potential candidates within and near to DUNE whom you know would propose a research program that would have a high impact on different facets of DUNE. Please reach out to them about this opportunity. Our department culture is to combine excellent teaching with undergraduate and M.S. level research and is similar to a better liberal arts school. Our approach to teaching introductory and core courses is collaborative and we are early adopters of active-learning and other high-impact methods. More about our department toward the end of the term ad linked above or at www.d.umn.edu/physics
Close date: first posting expected fall 2021
Contact Rik Gran
Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie – Paris
The DUNE group at APC has an opening for a junior postdoc (maximum 2 years since PhD) to contribute to the developments related to the Vertical Drift detector. The successful candidate is expected to work on the efforts to evaluate the future performance of such a detector, in particular of the track reconstruction algorithms. The position also envisages contributing to the development of the readout of the photo-detection system, as well as participating in the up-coming prototyping campaigns at CERN.
Contact: Thomas Patzak at firstname.lastname@example.org
Close Date: until filled
The Department of Physics at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, announces an entry-level tenure-track position starting on August 2021.
Close Date: until filled