Postdoctoral Researcher in Astroparticle Physics

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Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

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Job Description:

Individuals with both hardware and software experience in experimental Astroparticle Physics or a related field are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position in direct dark matter detection at the University at Albany, SUNY, beginning as early as January 1, 2018 or as late as May 1, 2018. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required. A successful candidate would work on the LZ experiment, taking part in the building, commissioning and data analysis of the experiment, and would especially investigate the 0nbb aspect of LZ. Regular travel to Lead, South Dakota will be expected. The person will also be expected to work on R&D in the lab at UAlbany. Initial term is for one year, and is renewable one year based on mutual satisfaction and funding.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience in direct dark matter search or 0nbb experiments
  • Recent experience in noble-element-based experiments such as LUX/LZ/XENON/PANDA-X/XMASS/DARKSIDE/DEAP/CLEAN and/or EXO/KamLAND-Zen is preferred.
  • Strong background in computer programming, especially PYTHON, C++ and ROOT
  • Excellent knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations, especially GEANT4
  • Detector construction and operational experience

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Postdoctoral Associate, SL-1

Start Date: January 2018 (or until position is filled)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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