The High Energy Physics Group at Purdue University has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on the CMS experiment. The Purdue CMS group has extensive involvement in many aspects of CMS, including hardware, software, and physics analysis. We are pursuing an exciting physics program at the 13 TeV energy regime at the LHC and the current physics analysis activities of the group include measurements of Standard Model processes, the search for new heavy gauge bosons and the study of the Higgs boson. The group is actively engaged in aspects of triggering and reconstruction of muons and the measurement and calibration of missing transverse energy. Furthermore, the group is actively involved in the construction of the phase-1 upgrade of the CMS Forward Pixel Detector using its in-house facilities for micro-electronics assembly and characterization. Purdue also operates a Tier-2 computing center, providing resources for data analysis both locally and as part of the CMS computing Grid.
The successful candidate is expected to play a key role in the construction and commissioning of the phase-1 upgrade of the CMS Forward Pixel Detector, contribute to the design and characterization of silicon sensor modules under consideration for phase-II upgrade activities, and to take on leadership roles in the CMS Run 2 physics analyses in the areas of high-mass Higgs searches. The candidate will also contribute to our groupís responsibilities for pixel detector data quality monitoring. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics, excellent data analysis, computing and programming skills and the ability to carry out an independent research program. The preferred location for the position is initially at Purdue with a later move to CERN to participate in the commissioning and operation of the upgraded pixel detector.
The position is available immediately and applications will be considered until the position
is filled, but to ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by January 31, 2015. The
appointment is initially for one year and renewable annually, subject to mutual satisfaction.
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:
Prof. Matthew Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from minority and female candidates are encouraged.