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Postdoctoral Associate


Posted: 9/5/12
Job number: MIT-00009027

The Experimental High Energy Physics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research 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 and is set up do continue this role for the further measurement of this new particle's properties. The successful candidate is expected to play a major role in this analysis effort.

The MIT group is involved in several detector projects such as the Data Acquisition, the Tracker, the Hadron Calorimeter upgrade, and the Computing projects. 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 Tier-2 computing center.

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.

The position is available immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by November 1, 2012. The appointment is initially for one year and renewable annually, subject to mutual satisfaction. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Prof. Christoph Paus e-mail: ppc-jobs@mit.edu

All material should be send electronically.

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