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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

About the Opportunity


The Experimental High-Energy Physics group at Northeastern University in Boston has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN.


The Northeastern Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) group has leading involvements in the operation and upgrade of the electromagnetic calorimeter, the endcap muon system, the Level-1 trigger, and the new MIP timing detector. Physics efforts include searches for phenomena beyond the standard model, di-Higgs boson studies, and precision electroweak and QCD measurements. The successful candidate will contribute to the operation and upgrade of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter and will be expected to play a leading role in physics analysis using electromagnetic objects in the final state. The candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the new CMS MIP timing detector upgrade. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with graduate students, as well as undergraduate coop students. Candidates should have a strong record of recent accomplishments in data analysis and in detector hardware or software.


65% Assist in initiating, executing, and completing research and experiments.

20% Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant proposals.

5% Laboratory management.

10% Train graduate students.


Must have a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics or equivalent by the time of the appointment is required; be able to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar.


Candidates should have a strong record of recent accomplishments in data analysis and in detector hardware or software. For further details about the position, please contact Prof. Toyoko Orimoto (

Please upload a brief research statement and list three references and their email address.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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