Post Doctoral Fellow, Physics

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Post Doctoral Fellow

Experimental High Energy Physics


The Experimental High Energy Physics (HEP) group in the Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati seeks candidates for a post-doctoral fellow position associated with IRIS-HEP, the Institute for Research and Innovation in High Energy Physics (see The individual hired will work in either the Innovative Algorithms group or the Data Analysis Systems group. The primary focus of our work in Innovative Algorithms is developing Machine Learning algorithms with applications in the LHCb reconstruction and trigger project. The primary focus of our Data Analysis Systems work is developing GPU-friendly, thread-parallel algorithms that can be used to do amplitude analyses in experimental high energy physics and closely allied fields, with high-statistics LHCb charm and B-physics analyses as specific use cases. This position will be based either at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland or in Cincinnati, OH.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in experimental HEP or a closely related field.


  • Extensive experience building production-quality, sustainable, software written in C++ and/or CUDA
  • Significant experience analyzing high energy physics data
  • The ability to communicate effectively

Applications must be made using the University of Cincinnati online system at (search for requisition #36870). You can also use the search window to the left of “Search Jobs”, enter “physics”. Follow the link for Post Doctoral Fellow (Physics). The page that pops up will have an “Apply now” link. Be sure to include a current copy of your CV/Resume.

Applications received by April 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until it is filled. The initial term will be one year. If funds are available, the term may be extended. Salary will be competitive. Further information may be obtained by contacting Mike Sokoloff via e-mail: [email protected].

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

REQ: 36870





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Posted: 6/11/2019
Application Due: 7/25/2019
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