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Postdoctoral Fellow in Bob Wilson's HEP group

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: Yes

Posting Number: 202100772AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Postdoctoral Fellows

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$50,000 - $55,000 Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Desired Start Date

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 research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Department postdoctoral research associates participate in international research with programs in many of the most active and exciting areas of physics.

The HEP group at Colorado State University has leading roles on the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program, and the DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment) and NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiments. Prof. Wilson was a founding member of DUNE and is Deputy Spokesperson of the ICARUS collaboration, which has recently completed its first beam data commissioning run at Fermilab. His research currently focuses on photon detectors for DUNE, neutrino oscillation measurements, physics beyond the Standard Model with Liquid Argon detectors.

Position Summary

Prof. Wilson'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 initially will focus on studies of the use of novel photon detectors in the Horizontal Drift and Vertical Drift modules for Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) followed by operation and analysis of data collected by the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program, with an emphasis on the ICARUS detector. The successful candidate is expected to be based at Fermi National Accelerator Center in Batavia, Illinois and will involve travel for collaboration meetings and conferences. Extended periods at Colorado State University (Fort Collins) and/or CERN (Switzerland) may be necessary.

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 Qualifications

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

Ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Job Duty Category: Research


The main research topics are (1) photon detector studies for DUNE; (2) analysis of SBN data; and (3) 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 the SBN program and DUNE.

Percentage Of Time: 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes: Cover Letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. All letters of recommendation must be submitted by August 17th. No mail-in applications or letters will be accepted.

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

Search Contact
Robert Wilson;

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