Post Doctoral Fellow

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Position Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow

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Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications from qualified candidates for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position to work on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

This position is funded in part by US-ATLAS, which requires the successful candidate to devote half of their full-time effort (FTE) to running physics event generators, such as Sherpa or Madgraph on next-generation High-Performance Computers (HPC), with a particular focus on High Luminosity LHC (HL‐LHC) physics, making use of accelerator technologies. The project is undertaken in conjunction with the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), where the position will be based (ANL is within easy commuting distance from NIU’s DeKalb campus).

The remaining half of the FTE will be engaged in physics analysis of ATLAS data. Searches for di-Higgs production, where the group has a strong interest, would be an ideal area, but other topics well aligned to the group’s physics program can be considered as well.

The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable for up to three years contingent upon mutual satisfaction and continuation of funding. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Working Hours:

8-4:30 with occasional alternative hours

Starting Salary:

$2547.59 ppp or / $61,142.16 annual

Required Skills:

High-Energy Physics, UNIX operating system, object-oriented programming in C++, functioning in large team settings, good communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to submit three letters of reference, which should be sent to [email protected]

Informal inquiries regarding the position may be directed to either Jahred Adelman: [email protected] or Dhiman Chakraborty: [email protected]

EEO Statement:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.

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Posted: 3/4/2020
Application Due: 3/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time