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Postdoctoral Associate, Experimental High Energy Physics Group
  • Job Number: 19173
  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)
  • Department: Laboratory for Nuclear Science
  • School Area: Science
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)-Experimental High Energy Physics Group (2 openings), to work on the CMS experiment.  The MIT group is involved in several detector projects such as the data acquisition system, the Level 1 Trigger upgrade, the Hadron Calorimeter upgrade, the High Granularity Calorimeter Trigger upgrade, and CMS computing. MIT operates a Tier-2 computer center, providing resources for data analysis both locally and as part of the CMS computing grid. 

The position can be for someone stationed at CERN taking major responsibility for the DAQ program or someone stationed at MIT taking major responsibility for the computing program, including a Tier-2 computing center. 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics; excellent data analysis, computing, and programming skills;  and the ability to carry out an independent research program. Job #19173

The positions are available immediately but applications will be considered until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by January 15, 2021. 

In addition to applying via the MIT website, interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail to Professor Christoph Paus at

The appointments are initially for one year and renewable annually, subject to mutual satisfaction.