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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Laboratory for Nuclear Science-Experimental High Energy Physics Group, to work on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment. Will play a major role in a group that has taken a leading role in the discovery of the Higgs bosons at 125 GeV and presently focuses on searching for dark matter and learning more about the Higgs physics. The MIT group is involved in several detector projects, including data acquisition, the Hadron Calorimeter upgrade, the new High Granularity Calorimeter, and computing projects. A Tier-2 computer center, providing resources for data analysis both locally and as part of the CMS computing grid, is operated at MIT. The postdoctoral associate will take major responsibility in the Tier-2 computing center and in the recently started software development and operation of dynamic data management in CMS.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics; excellent data analysis, computing, and programming skills; and the ability to carry out an independent research program. Job #13348

The appointment is initially for one year and renewable annually, subject to mutual satisfaction.

The position is available immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by April 15, 2016.

In addition to applying via the MIT website, interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Christoph Paus at