Postdoctoral Associate (Hadronic Physics Group)


Posted: 4/28/21
Job number: 19544

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, including the GPU-based Allen project. Further opportunities to participate in any part of the group activities will be given to the successful candidate, including the option to become a member of the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI); see

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 June 11, 2021. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of research interests and experience by applying at Job 19544. In addition, they should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Michael Williams, e-mail:

All material should be sent electronically by applying at Job 19544. Any questions should also be directed to Prof. Williams.

The appointment will initially be for one year, with the expectation of being 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, or in a related field. This position can be based at CERN or MIT.

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