Postdoctoral Associate in Experimental High Energy

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Grant or Research Administration
Department:16360100 - LS-PHYSICS-GENERAL

Classification Title

Post Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

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.

The Department of Physics particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Physics at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in experimental particle physics at the time of appointment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The successful candidates can reside at CERN, Fermilab, or UF, depending on personal circumstances and on project needs. The initial term of these positions is two years with a possible extension, subject to performance and the availability of funds. An application consisting of a Cover Letter, your CV, a short statement of research interests including a statement on preferred research area(s) out of the three described above, and the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

The review of applications will begin on July 1 and will continue until all three positions have been filled.

Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Health Assessment Required: No


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