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Post Doc Fellow, Experimental Particle Physics Group, College of Arts and Sciences

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Job Overview

The experimental particle physics group at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Belle/Belle II experiments. The Cincinnati group has a long history of physics contributions at Belle, and at Belle II the group plays a leading role in operating the iTOP particle identification detector and performing data analysis. The Belle II experiment began running in 2019 and thus far has recorded 400 fb-1 of data. The accelerator has set numerous luminosity records. The experiment plans to record 50 ab-1 of data over the next ten years, which is about 40 times that recorded by the Belle + BaBar "B factory" experiments. We are seeking a Ph.D. physicist with a strong record of research in experimental particle or nuclear physics. The optimal candidate would have experience in data analysis and a strong interest in flavor physics. He/she will be partially stationed at the experiment in Japan and is expected to play a leading role in detector operations, data analysis, and mentoring of graduate students. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension, subject to mutual agreement and availability of funds.

Essential Functions
  • Conduct research experiments in a particular field within the pre-determined research scope and methodology.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies, as needed.
  • May teach techniques to others, train, and mentor junior research staff.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as well.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education

Doctoral Degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree, or the equivalent foreign equivalent.

Required Experience
  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs.
Application Process

Interested candidates should contact Professor Alan Schwartz ( for additional information.).

Please submit online application and upload:

  • Cover letter.
  • Statement describing research interests.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications in PDF format will be requested during the application procedure.
  • Please use the Additional Documents option for these documents.
  • Three letters of reference will be required, and letter writers are asked to send their letters directly via email to

We will continue reviewing incoming applications until the position is filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

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 / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 91693


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