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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req19793

Department: Physics

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The experimental high energy physics group at the University of Arizona invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with our ATLAS experimental group at the LHC at CERN. Depending on performance, successful completion of responsibilities, and availability of funding, this position may be renewable for additional time.

The primary responsibilities for this position are: to participate in our ATLAS Run 3 physics program studying Higgs boson pair production; to further develop and calibrate algorithms for tagging boosted Higgs boson decays; to explore novel applications of machine learning to particle physics data analysis and detector hardware; and to contribute to ongoing Phase II upgrade activities at Arizona. The position will also include supervision of both graduate and undergraduate student researchers. This is a year-to-year appointment, contingent upon funding and performance.

Tucson is a vibrant southwestern city with a rich and distinctive heritage, fabulous access to outdoor activities, and family-friendly and diverse opportunities for cultural engagement.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • The research activities in the Physics Dept's high-energy group are focused on experimental
    high energy physics and with the
    ATLAS experimental group at the LHC at CERN In Geneva, Switzerland.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD upon hire.
  • The
    successful candidates will have a strong record in physics data analysis,
    calibration/combined performance, and applications of machine learning

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Rachel Hyneman

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application deadline: 8/15/2024

Applicants should prepare:
  1. CV including a list of most significant publications
  2. Statement of research accomplishments and interests
  3. Cover Letter

After applying you will be requested to submit 3 letters of recommendation through Talent using your profile.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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