Postdoctoral Researcher Wanted In Lawrence

Published 2017-12-17
Expires 2019-06-15
ID #10551
Postdoctoral Researcher Wanted In Lawrence
United-states, Kansas, Lawrence,
Published December 17, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Postdoctoral researcher

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Auto req ID: 10589BR

Position Number: 00061525

Department: Physics
and Astronomy

No. of Positions: 1

Location/Division: Lawrence
/>FTE: 1.0

FLSA Status: Professional

Employee Class: U-Unclassified
Professional Staff

Work Schedule
40 hours per week

Job Family />Research-KUL

Conditions of Employment
Contingent on Funding

Limited Term End


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

Starting Date: February 1st, 2018,
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 funding and review.

in High Energy Nuclear Science. The successful candidate will contribute in several aspects of the nuclear group's research program
including detector operation and detector development, data analyses, event simulation, and publication of research results.
/>Job Description
Job Duties:
Conduct research in experimental high energy nuclear physics
supervised by Prof. Daniel Tapia Takaki and in collaboration with members of the University of Kansas nuclear physics group and
collaboration members world-wide. This entails detector operation, run preparation and data taking at the CMS experiment in Geneva
Switzerland, data analysis, event simulation, publication of research results, presentations at meetings, grant proposal preparation and
mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The postdoctoral researcher will join the CMS BRIL luminosity project and will work on
detector operation and developments. Data analyses will be carry out in the context of photon-induced collisions using data from the CMS
collaboration. On occasion night, weekend and holiday work will be necessary for the efficient operation of the experiment.
/>Specific job duties:

50% Analysis of CMS heavy-ion data from recent runs and upcoming experiments.
Detector operation, run preparation and data taking. The successful candidate is required to split their time working at CERN in Geneva,
Switzerland, and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
10% Assisting Prof. Daniel Tapia Takaki in guiding the group's graduate
and undergraduate students and support writing grant proposals.

The behavioral competencies required for this post

Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships.
Solving problems:
identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them; recognizing what is essential; discriminating between important
and peripheral information and being able to see the whole picture.
Communicating effectively: expressing opinions, ideas and
suggestions with conviction and in a logical/structured manner; keeping to the point.
Demonstrating flexibility: adapting quickly and
resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements.

Required Qualifications
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.

1. A Ph.D. in
nuclear science, high energy physics or a related discipline.
2. Demonstrated experience with data analyses
3. Eligibility to work
at CERN, near Geneva Switzerland as evidenced in application materials, since the successful candidate will need to split their time working
at CERN and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
4. Ability to drive in France and Switzerland as evidenced in application

NOTE: To be appointed as a Postdoctoral Researcher, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Conditional appointments
can be made on an Acting basis without a diploma or certified transcript but only for a period not to exceed 6 months. After this time a
diploma or certified transcript is required for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
and ability in particle and nuclear physics data analysis with LHC and RHIC experiments.
Experience with luminosity measurements and
detector development.
Excellent communication skills.

Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete
online application includes 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 target="_blank">[email protected] or mailed to Department of Physics & Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott
Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA.
Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2018. For first consideration, please apply before that

Contact Information to Applicants
Prof. Daniel Tapia Takaki
( href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected])

Advertised Salary Range: $48,000-$56,000
/>Application Review Begins: 15-Jan-2018

Anticipated Start Date: 01-Feb-2018
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