Postdoctoral Researcher- Experimental High Energy Physics

Syracuse University
New York, United States
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Dec 16, 2021
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Postdoctoral Researcher- Experimental High Energy Physics

Syracuse, NY or (CERN) Geneva, SW

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Commensurate with experience

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As determined by supervisor

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Post Doc

Syracuse, NY

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Not Applicable

Job Description

The Physics department at Syracuse University is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral research associate who will work in Experimental High Energy Physics on the LHCb experiment and its Upgrades.

The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a short description of their qualifications, and the e-mail addresses/phone numbers of three references to the online position posting. Questions and inquiries can be directed to Prof. Marina Artuso The successful candidate will be stationed at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland or the Syracuse University Campus. The appointment can begin January-February 2022


PhD in Experimental High Energy Physics.

Job Specific Qualifications

Experience in experimental hardware and/or physics analysis.


Develop a realistic set of specifications for the calorimeter for LHCb Upgrade 2, which will inform the instrumental R&D of the group. This will be accomplished by incorporating different detector parameters in the LHCb simulation. In particular, the work will identify the requirements of time resolution which will inform the choice in detector parameters.

The physics analysis work will involve the precision study of semileptonic decays to uncover signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model. Incorporation of theory tools, such EOS or HAMMER, in the vibrant program of physics analyses related to this subject will be a key deliverable.

Once the Upstream detector construction is completed, the challenging task is to integrate the detector in LHCb and develop the monitoring infrastructure to make sure that everything is working properly. The candidate will contribute to modules needed for this software infrastructure. He will collaborate with the commissioning team and be responsible of some modules to be determined at the time of appointment, as the specifics are contingent on the start time.


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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

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