The Experimental Neutrino Physics Group at Iowa State University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work on current and upcoming neutrino experiments: DUNE and ANNIE.
The ISU group is involved in DUNE, the next generation long-baseline experiment that will seek to disentangle the mass hierarchy and CP violation. DUNE designs call for the World’s largest liquid argon detector making it a cutting-edge facility for neutrino physics. A postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to play a major role in the design and development of the instrumentation with an emphasis on electronics.
Other opportunities include data analysis from the Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE) experiment. This experiment is an advanced R&D detector designed to measure the neutron yield of GeV-scale neutrino interactions in gadolinium-doped water. To accomplish this measurement, ANNIE will rely on newly developed Large Area Picosecond Photodetectors (LAPPDs) and the development of novel experimental techniques. The first phase of this experiment has been installed over the past year and it is taking data. ANNIE Phase II is a unique opportunity for ambitious postdoctoral researchers to see an experiment through its full cycle: construction, operations, and data analysis.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Frank Krennrich (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Prof. Mayly Sanchez (email@example.com). Applications received by July 15, 2017, will be given full consideration.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against.
Applicants are expected to have a recent PhD in experimental high energy, nuclear physics or astrophysics. Prior experience with hardware, electronics and/or detector simulation is highly desired.
Iowa State University is located in central Iowa having approximately 27,000 employees, 31,000 students, and a wide range of benefits. ISU is an equal opportunity employer.
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