Research Asssociate

Boulder, CO
Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Colorado high energy physics group has an available position for a postdoctoral research associate to work on the CMS experiment. The CU faculty involved in CMS are John Cumalat, Bill Ford, Kevin Stenson, Keith Ulmer (starting September 2017), and Steve Wagner. The group currently participates in tracker operations (including Phase 1 pixel detector commissioning), track reconstruction development, and a variety of physics analyses including searches for supersymmetry in multijet final states, searches for new physics utilizing boosted Higgs signatures, and measurements of rare Z decays. The group is currently involved in Phase 2 upgrade work on track reconstruction and pixel sensor and electronics R&D and is beginning work on aspects of the Phase 2 Level 1 trigger upgrade related to charged particle tracking.

The candidate will be expected to play a leading role in the group's activities on the Phase 2 Level 1 trigger upgrade, as well as data analysis related to searches for physics beyond the standard model. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in particle physics or a closely related field. Review of applications will begin on July 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
For inquiries about this position, please contact Kevin Stenson ( or Keith Ulmer (


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in particle physics or a closely related field.
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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter with filename Cover_LastName.pdf; 2 - Curriculum Vitae with filename CV_LastName.pdf; 3 - Contact information for 3 letter writers with filename References_LastName.pdf where LastName refers to the last name of the applicant. Proof of a Ph.D. in physics will be required before starting. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10180 - Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 14, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kevin Stenson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00734795