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Postdoctoral Associate


Posted: August 14, 2014
Job number: 11439
Apply: http://jobs.mit.edu/external

The Experimental High Energy Physics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral associate to work on the CMS experiment.

The selected candidate will work in a group that has taken a leading role in the recent discovery of a new Higgs-like particle at 125 GeV. Our physics program presently focuses on the search for Dark Matter and the measurement of Higgs boson properties. The successful candidate is expected to play a major role in the analysis effort.

The MIT group is involved in several detector projects such as the Data Acquisition system, the Hadron Calorimeter upgrade, and the CMS Computing.  At MIT we operate a Tier-2 computer center, providing resources for data analysis both locally and as part of the CMS computing grid. This position is targeted for a person taking a major responsibility in our DAQ program and stationed at CERN.

The position is available immediately but applications will be considered until the position is filled.  The appointment is initially for one year and renewable annually, subject to mutual satisfaction. All material should be send electronically.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Profs. Markus Klute and Christoph Paus, e-mail: ppc-jobs@mit.edu

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics, excellent data analysis, computing and programming skills and the ability to carry out an independent research program.


MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. MIT is a non-smoking environment.