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Postdoctoral Scholar on the ATLAS Experiment

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 13th, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Sep 30, 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: Thursday, Dec 31, 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 ap-plications for a postdoctoral scholar 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 Professors Andrew Lankford and Daniel Whiteson, and will contribute to searches for new phenomena, as well as playing a major role in recommissioning and operations of the CSC (cathode strip chambers) subsystem of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer. Opportunities will also exist to work in development at the interface between the muon NSW (new small wheel) de-tector readout and ATLAS trigger and data acquisition and to application of machine learning in data analysis.

The ATLAS group at UCI, consisting of Professors Andrew Lankford, Anyes Taffard, and Daniel Whiteson, is actively engaged in the Muon Spectrometer, the Trigger and Data Acquisition System, and Software and Computing. It enjoys a close and fruitful relation-ship with the UCI theory and phenomenology group.

The applicant should have, or be about to gain, a Ph.D. in particle physics, and is ex-pected 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 detector readout and/or trigger and data acquisition is highly preferred.

For general information about this position, please contact Professor Andrew Lankford at

Interested candidates should apply online at the UC Irvine’s online application system, RECRUIT, located at

Applications are being reviewed as 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 iden-tity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected catego-ries covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


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