Postdoctoral Associate (Particle Physics Collaboration)


Posted: 07/24/20
Job number: 18846

The Laboratory for Nuclear Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The MIT-LHCb group, which is led by Prof. Mike Williams, is currently focused on: searches for new low-mass particles, including dark photons and axion-like particles; the high-level trigger (HLT); and studies of QCD phenomenology.

Candidates should have a strong interest in HLT (software/algorithm) development. The successful candidate will be expected to dedicate substantial effort to the fully software-based trigger system to be employed by LHCb in Run 3, with a focus on the GPU-based Allen project. Further opportunities to participate in any part of the group activities will be given to the successful candidate.

Review of applications will begin at the time of receipt, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by September 1, 2020. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of research interests and experience, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Prof. Michael Williams, e-mail:

All material should be send electronically.

Any questions should also be directed to Prof. Williams.

The appointment will initially be for one year, and may be renewed for additional one-year increments contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

Job Requirements:
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in physics, preferably experimental particle or nuclear physics. This position is nominally based at CERN, though relocation to MIT or elsewhere may be possible.

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