POOL - Student Hourly - Undergraduate Student Researcher - 18096BR

POOL - Student Hourly - Undergraduate Student Researcher

Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

Position Overview

The Undergraduate Student Researcher position will be for the Spring 2021 semester, with possible continuation into future semesters, depending on funding and progress made by the student. Consideration will be given for continuing this appointment at the end of each semester, by the supervisor.

**This position may be either telework or in-person.

Job Description

The Kansas University High Energy Physics (KUHEP) group, with support from the National Science Foundation, is seeking outstanding KU undergraduate students for research experiences. The student(s) would participate in research projects in collaboration with the KUHEP group and other US and international physicists on the CMS experiment at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, in Geneva, Switzerland. The CMS experiment involves a large multi-purpose detector for the observing the collisions of protons and ions at the Large Hadron Collider. The research projects include: preparing physics outreach materials, addressing issues with the use of semiconductor pixel and timing detectors, calibration and monitoring of various CMS subdetectors, and analysis of data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC.

We will select students based on their academic major, academic performance at KU, employment and research experience, language skills, and the results of an interview.

Requirements include some coursework completed in physics and a GPA of 3.0 or better. We prefer physics, engineering physics, or engineering majors. However, highly motivated students with other majors are also encouraged to apply.

To apply for the research position, you should contact either Dr. Rogan or Dr. Bean to discuss your interest in the position. After this discussion, you should submit a letter describing your academic qualifications and how this research would fit into your future career plans. Please address your previous experiences in research as well as computing, software, electronics, or other pertinent skills.

Required Qualifications

  1. PHSX 111 or above completed coursework, as demonstrated in application materials.
  2. Must be in good academic standing, as demonstrated in application materials.
  3. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must:
    1. have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or
    2. be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or
    3. be enrolled in summer session or
    4. be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. GPA of 3.0 or better
  2. Physics or Engineering major
  3. Highly motivated student in another major
  4. Research experience
  5. Good language skills

Additional Candidate Instructions

Prior to completing and submitting the application, you should contact Dr. Rogan or Dr. Bean and schedule a discussion with them. A complete application will include a Cover Letter and a Resume or CV. Apply online and submit a letter describing your academic qualifications and how this research would fit into your future career plans. Please address your previous experiences in research as well as computing, software, electronics, or other pertinent skills.

Review of applications begins on 11/03/20, and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants

Contact Information to Applicants

Dr. Rogan; crogan@ku.edu
Dr. Bean; abean@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$10.50/hr

Work Schedule

To be determined by selected candidates in conjunction with Dr. Rogan and/or Dr. Bean.


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Posting Information
Posting ID:
18096BR
Department:
Physics and Astronomy
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student