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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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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 (LNS)-Experimental High Energy Physics Group (2 openings), to work on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment. Will join a group that took a leading role in the discovery of the Higgs boson. The group’s physics program presently focuses on the search for dark matter and the measurement of Higgs boson properties and the postdoc is expected to play a major role in the analysis effort. The MIT group is involved in several detector projects such as the data acquisition system, the Level-1 Trigger Upgrade, the Hadron Calorimeter Upgrade, the High Granularity Calorimeter Trigger Upgrade, and CMS Computing. At MIT, a Tier-2 computer center is operated, providing resources for data analysis both locally and as part of the CMS computing grid. The positions are targeted to station one person at CERN, who will take a major role in the DAQ program and another at MIT, who will assume a major responsibility for the computing program including a Tier-2 computing center.

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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 #16801In addition to applying via the MIT website, interested candidates should also send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Christoph Paus ad To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by December 15, 2018. The positions are available immediately but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The appointments are initially for one year and renewable annually, subject to mutual satisfaction.11/19/18