Postdoctoral Research Associate - Experimental Particle Physics Wanted In Fort Collins

Published 2017-12-25
Expires 2019-06-21
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Experimental Particle Physics Wanted In Fort Collins
United-states, Colorado, Fort Collins,
Published December 25, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Postdoctoral research associate - experimental particle physics

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Research Professional Position: Yes

Posting Number: 201701014AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Until Filled: Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit

The CSU Department of Physics maintains a tradition of excellence in
teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Department postdoctoral research associates participate in research on three
continents with programs in many of the most active and exciting areas of physics.

The HEP group at Colorado State University has leading roles on MicroBooNE and the Fermilab Short-Baseline
Neutrino (SBN) program, as well as the DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment),
NOvA, and T2K long-baseline neutrino experiments. Prof. Mooney's group is involved with several running and future LArTPC (liquid argon time
projection chamber) accelerator neutrino experiments, including MicroBooNE, the SBN program, and class="caps">DUNE. Prof. Mooney's research is focused on detector physics, neutrino-argon cross section and neutrino oscillation
measurements, precision LArTPC calibration, development of novel reconstruction techniques for LArTPC experiments, and detector development
for future LArTPC accelerator neutrino experiments.

Position Summary

Prof. Mooney's High-Energy Physics group in the
Department of Physics at Colorado State University seeks applications for a postdoctoral research associate position in experimental
neutrino physics. The position will involve the analysis of data collected by the MicroBooNE detector, development of precision calibration
and reconstruction techniques for LArTPC experiments, and detector development and commissioning for DUNE and the
SBN program.

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree
in physics or a related field and have research experience in experimental nuclear or high-energy physics.

Preferred Job

Programming experience (C++ or other object-oriented languages) and experience with the analysis of high-energy
physics experimental data would be an asset.

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity
as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion

Job Duty Category: Research


The main research topics are: (1) analysis of MicroBooNE data; (2) detector R&D for class="caps">DUNE and the SBN program; (3) development of calibration/reconstruction techniques for LArTPC
experiments; (4) detector operation shifts or other service tasks.

Percentage Of Time: 90

Job Duty Category: Supervision


Assistance with supervision of undergraduate and graduate students working on projects for
MicroBooNE, the SBN program, and DUNE.

Percentage Of Time: 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

Reference letter writers will be contacted immediately upon submission of application
and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Reference letters must be received by 1/21/2018 to be considered a complete
application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit an application consisting of a cover letter addressing the
required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, and three professional references with contact information including email
addresses. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration please submit a complete application by
1/14/2018, 11:59 pm (MT).

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new

Search Contact
Alicia Armentrout; target="_blank">[email protected]

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and
harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic
information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate
against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse
workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and
affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101
Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student
Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the
Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970)

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to
provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply
with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted
varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle
history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in
the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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