The University of Notre Dame High Energy Physics Group has an immediate opening for two Post-doctoral research associates to work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

The University of Notre Dame High Energy Physics Group has an immediate opening for two Post-doctoral research associates to work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

The CMS group at Notre Dame (Hildreth, Jessop, Lannon, Ruchti, Wayne) has played a leading role in the construction, commissioning and operation of the CMS hadron calorimeter, and the electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) and has extensive roles in software development, high ;evel trigger (HLT) operations, and computing. The group is also actively engaged in developing and coordinating detector upgrade projects for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), including the ECAL/HCAL, MIP timing detector (MTD), and Level 1 track trigger. Group members have leadership roles in CMS physics analyses with interests in Higgs coupling measurements (ttH and anomalous Higgs decays), top physics (including searches for new physics using effective field theory techniques), searches for exotic particles and electroweak physics. The successful candidate is expected to play an important role in the analysis of CMS data and make significant contributions to the group's ongoing efforts.  Candidates with an interest in detector upgrades, digital electronics, machine learning, and data science are especially encouraged to apply.

The group is looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics. For full consideration, applications should be received by May 1. For inquiries, please contact Profs. Colin Jessop (cjessop@nd.edu) or Kevin Lannon (klannon@nd.edu).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications to which they have made significant contributions, a description of research interests and skills, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via the Academic Jobs Online website at the given link.

The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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Postdoctoral Position in IR Instrumentation at Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Department of Physics, Astrophysics Research Group has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on high contrast direct imaging of extrasolar planets and IR instrumentation. The position will involve work on the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), particularly the planned upgrade of GPI and its recommissioning at Gemini North. GPI is an advanced adaptive optics coronagraph that has recently completed a large-scale survey of young stars in the southern hemisphere. GPI was originally installed on the Gemini South telescope in Chile in 2013 and will be undergoing an upgrade as part of a relocation to Gemini North. The upgrade will incorporate an EMCCD pyramid sensor, new coronagraph masks, focal-plane speckle estimation, and new modes for the integral field spectrograph. At Notre Dame, researchers will work with Prof. Jeffrey Chilcote who is involved in the upgrade focusing on GPI’s IFS, installing and alignment of subsystems, and the integration and testing of the instrument.

Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong communication skills, and leadership qualities. Applicants with a background in optical & IR instrumentation, high-contrast extrasolar planet imaging, or integral field spectroscopy are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment is for two years, with a third-year contingent on performance and continued funding. Base salary will be commensurate with experience.

The GPI2 collaboration includes Stanford (overall performance), Cornell (operations and software), UC San Diego (Pyramid Sensor), Notre Dame (spectrograph and integration and testing), and there are postdoctoral opportunities at several institutions. Applicants are encouraged to contact any of the advertisers of ads if any questions exist about the difference between them.

The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, Indiana and provides a family friendly environment and affordable cost of living. The successful applicant will receive health care and benefits (http://hr.nd.edu/benefits/). More information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Notre Dame can be found at http://postdocs.nd.edu.

Please submit your application materials at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14945. Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, a 3-page statement of research interests, publication list and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted. The deadline for applications is Dec 2, 2019. Late applications will be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

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The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).