The University of Wisconsin-Madison LUX/LZ direct dark matter search group seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work on both the LZ and LUX experiments. The position would initially be situated at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory where a liquid xenon test platform exists for the LZ experiment. SLAC is located in Menlo Park, California adjacent to Stanford University.
The position will have wide ranging responsibilities from simulation and analysis on the currently running LUX experiment, to hardware work in preparation for the LZ experiment. The detectors are located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, and applicants will travel to site for shift and installation duties.
Applicants with familiarity with the Geant4 simulation package, C++ programming, and an interest in dark matter physics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, the ability to work with a group, and be self-motivated.
A Ph.D. in particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, or a closely related field is required at the time of hiring.
For more details about this position: contact Dr. Kimberly Palladino at email@example.com
To apply: send a CV and a cover letter describing your pertinent experience and skills and the contact information for 3 references by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.