Postdoctoral Appointee - Neutrino Physics

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7100277 (Ref:413364)

Posted: May 18, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The High Energy Physics Division at the Argonne National Laboratory has a postdoctoral opening in the Intensity Frontier Group, focusing on experimental neutrino physics. The Division performs cutting-edge research facilitated through advanced detector development, high-performance supercomputing (HPC), and innovative electronic and mechanical engineering units.  Our group has recognized roles within the DUNE experimental program centered at Fermilab and has been recognized for significant achievements in several recent neutrino experiments.  

The successful candidate will:

(1) Focus on the cross-section measurements based on existing experimental data from Fermilab experiments. Publish results and add new information to benchmark the GENIE neutrino event generator and compare to other neutrino interaction models.

(2) Simulate, commission detector components, and analyze data from DUNE near detector prototypes to enhance understanding of neutrino interactions.

Position Requirements

  • Applicants must have recently received a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent

  • Considerable skills to develop and interpret physics and background simulations, to perform measurements and to interpreting the data

  • Ability to use programming languages for data analysis or for modeling system performance

  • Demonstration of problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Ability to produce scientific reports and to present ideas and proposals to scientists and engineers

  • Experience with detector systems and/or electronics is desirable

  • Enjoys working in teams, including the ability to interact well with external collaborators, while operating in a transparent & friendly work environment

  • Respects, understands, and values individual differences

  • Works safely and within all environment, safety, and health regulations

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7100277 (Ref:413364)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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