Irvine, CA
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Physical Sciences - Physics & Astronomy


    Open date: December 9th, 2016

    Last review date: March 31st, 2017
    Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

    Final date: September 30th, 2017
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


    The experimental particle physics group at UC Irvine invites applications for a Postdoctoral research position to work on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, starting approximately March 2017.

    The UCI group consists of Profs. Andrew Lankford, Anyes Taffard and Daniel Whiteson. The group is actively involved in the Muon systems and Trigger and Data Acquisition, and has a strong background in searches for physics beyond the Standard Model.

    The successful applicant will work primarily with Prof Anyes Taffard. The researcher is expected to make significant personal contributions to the ATLAS physics analyses as well as the muon upgrades for Phase-I (New Small Wheel) and the High-Luminosity upgrade (HL-LHC) to introduce at Level-0 a muon trigger using the Monitoring Drift Chambers (MDT).

    The applicant should have, or be about to gain, a Ph.D. in particle physics, and is expected to have experience from at least two years of active participation in a leading international particle physics experiment. The applicant should have expertise in data analysis techniques and software systems used in high-energy physics as well as Unix operating systems, C++ programming language and Python. Experiences in muon chambers, tracking, trigger and data acquisition, or FPGA programing and simulation are desirable.

    Application instructions:
    Interested candidates should apply online at the UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at
    Candidates must submit in pdf format:
    1. Cover letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Research statement
    4. Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers).

    For general information about this position, please contact Prof. Anyes Taffard, Applications are being reviewed as we receive them, with interview starting as early as December 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

    More information on the UCI HEP group can be found at:

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA


    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter (Optional)
    • Statement of Research
    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. (Optional)
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
    3-5 letters of reference required


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