Postdoctoral Researcher

Position Overview

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas seeks to fill two postdoctoral researcher positions in experimental high energy physics, working in the group of Professor Christopher Rogan.

Starting Date: September 5, 2023 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 four subsequent years subject to review and continued grant funding.

GENERAL DUTIES: Research in Experimental High Energy Physics. The successful candidate will contribute in several aspects of the experimental high energy physics group's research program including detector design, development and operation, data analysis and event simulation, and publication of research results.

Job Description

Conduct research in experimental high energy physics in collaboration with members of the University of Kansas high energy 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 physics experiments, ranging from experimental design, feasibility studies, detector prototyping, detector R&D, detector construction, detector operation, data-taking support, detector calibration and alignment, detector modeling, detector simulation, physics event simulation, event reconstruction, data analysis, software development, publication preparation, proposal preparation, editorial work, presentation of results, outreach and career development.
  • 50% Appropriate research contributions to the group's responsibilities in the CMS experiment. Current responsibilities include contributions to the MTD and ECAL projects.
  • 40% Physics analysis of the CMS data. Development of new techniques applicable to physics analysis. Documentation, presentation and publication of research results.
  • 10% Assist the faculty in guiding the group's graduate and undergraduate students.

Position Requirements

Work location: Malott Hall, Lawrence Campus or possibly CERN, Geneva, Switzerland (depending upon what is negotiated).

Required Qualifications

  1. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field by date of appointment.
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 acting basis not to exceed 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. A Ph.D. in physics by date of appointment.
  2. Experience in experimental high energy physics or related experimental field.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (including publications list, research experience)
  • At least 2 letters of recommendation
Apply online and submit a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications begins on August 28, 2023 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Chris Rogan;

Work Schedule

M-F, 8-5

Application Review Begins

Monday August 28, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Thursday August 31, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  26049BR
  • Department:  Physics and Astronomy
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  28-Aug-2023

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