Fixed Term Contract: Two years
Full Time Contract: 35 hrs per week
The Edinburgh Particle Physics Experiment (PPE) group is excited to be able to offer a postdoctoral researcher position to work on the SBN Programme at Fermilab. We are a rapidly expanding and dynamic group of physicists, holding substantial roles across the ATLAS, DUNE, LHCb, LZ, SBND, MicroBooNE, SuperNEMO and DarkSide-20k experiments. We have a lively research atmosphere where novel analysis ideas are fostered, alongside our long-standing expertise and commitments to analysis, software, hardware, outreach and impact activities
We are looking for a postdoctoral research associate to join our team working on the MicroBooNE and SBND neutrino-oscillation experiments. You will make substantial contributions to the experiment commissioning and operation, as well as the physics programme, by participating in the development of SBND commissioning tools and MicroBooNE data processing framework, and leading the electron-neutrino and antineutrino cross section measurements.
SBND and MicroBooNE are both liquid-argon neutrino detectors that will achieve world-leading sensitivity to neutrino oscillations, leading to the final determination of the existence of a fourth, sterile neutrino state. Located at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, they have a rich science programme that addresses many open questions in modern physics. You will contribute to the commissioning of the SBND detector, which will turn on in late 2023 and lead the data processing efforts of the MicroBooNE experiment. You will also have the opportunity to lead the measurements of electron neutrino and antineutrino cross sections on argon. The PPE neutrino group has recently expanded and is now comprised of four academics, two postdocs and four PhD students.
Your skills and attributes for success:
- Possess, or be about to obtain a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics
- Proven track record of performing high quality research in experimental particle physics
- Good working knowledge of C++ and/or Python programming languages
- Ability to self-motivate and work independently
- Ability to work as part of a team while showing leadership and initiative
- Desirable but not necessary: Background in measurements of electron anti-neutrino interactions and experience in running large-scale simulation or reconstruction jobs