The Department of Physics High Energy Physics Group announces immediate openings for three outstanding postdoctoral Research Associates on the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.
The UF CMS group, led by Profs. Avery, Chang, Konigsberg, Korytov, Matchev, and Mitselmakher, maintains strong involvement and leadership at CMS. The group’s technical activities include detector operations support and upgrades of the Level-1 muon trigger and the Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) muon system, and tracking algorithm R&D. UF also hosts and manages a CMS Tier-2 computing center. The group’s main physics analysis topics cover measurements of Higgs boson properties using four-lepton and bb decay modes, multi-Higgs production, tri-boson production, and searches for new physics in multilepton and multi-b final states.
We are seeking candidates interested in working in the following three research areas:
(1) Standard model Higgs and multi-Higgs production with emphasis on multi-b final states. The HL-LHC upgrade of the Level-1Muon Trigger, including algorithm development, firmware, and electronics. This research area is coordinated by Prof. Konigsberg.
(2) Measurements of the Higgs boson properties using the four-lepton decay mode. Operations and upgrades of the CSC detectors. This research area is coordinated by Profs. Korytov and Mitselmakher.
(3) Tri-boson processes with EFT interpretation in multi-lepton and boosted jets final states. R&D of HL-LHC tracking algorithm for heterogeneous computing, utilizing ML/AI techniques. This research area is coordinated by Prof. Chang.
We are also open to new ideas and initiatives in all areas of physics. The candidates are expected to work closely with our graduate students and other postdocs, as well as collaborate with members of other CMS groups.
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