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Postdoctoral researcher on the ATLAS Experiment

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 23rd, 2019

Last review date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The experimental particle physics group at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, starting Spring 2020.

The researcher, based at CERN, will work primarily with Prof. Daniel Whiteson, and will contribute to searches for new phenomena, as well as development and application of machine learning and computational tools for particle physics more broadly.

The ATLAS group at UCI consists of Profs Daniel Whiteson, Anyes Taffard and Andrew Lankford, and enjoys a close and fruitful relationship with the UCI theory and phenomenology group, as well as local experts in machine learning at the UCI Center for Machine Learning.

The applicant should have, or be about to gain, a Ph.D. in particle physics, and is expected to have experience from at least two years of active participation in a leading international particle physics experiment. The applicant should have expertise in data analysis techniques and software systems used in high-energy physics as well as Unix operating systems and the C++ programming language. Experience in modern deep learning and GPU programming is preferable.

Interested candidates should apply online at UCI’s online application system:

Informal inquiries can be directed to Prof. Whiteson at

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


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