Job Description

Job Summary

The University of Colorado High Energy Physics Group has an available position for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the CMS experiment. The CU faculty involved in CMS are John Cumalat, Bill Ford, Kevin Stenson, Keith Ulmer, and Steve Wagner. The group currently participates in tracker operations, track reconstruction development, and a variety of physics analyses including searches for supersymmetry in multijet final states, searches for new physics utilizing boosted Higgs signatures, and measurements of rare Z decays. The group is currently involved in Phase 2 upgrade work on track reconstruction and pixel sensor and electronics R&D and is beginning work on aspects of the Phase 2 Level 1 trigger upgrade related to charged particle tracking.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado High Energy Physics Group

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The candidate will be expected to play a leading role in the group’s activities on the Phase 2 pixel detector upgrade, as well as data analysis related to searches for physics beyond the standard model.

What You Should Know

The successful candidate would be initially based in Boulder in order to take on a lead role in managing the sensor testing for the pixel detector, but travel is to be expected. Candidates must have a PhD in Particle Physics or a closely related field.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Effective. Be Resourceful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • PhD in Particle Physics or a closely related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • A list of professional references (minimum of three) is required at the time of application. An official written letter of recommendation from these references will be requested by the hiring unit at the appropriate time during the search. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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