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Post Doctoral Research Associate - Fermilab
University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts
Date Posted 11/26/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Apply now Job no:511085
Work type:Post Doc (Amherst Only)
Location:UMass Amherst
Department: Physics
Union: Post Doc
Categories:Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research, College of Natural Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Physics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The successful candidate will be based at Fermilab and work on the muon g-2 experiment making an improved measurement of the muon magnetic moment anomaly. Comparison of the results with theoretical predictions allows a high precision test of the Standard Model, with outstanding sensitivity to new physics. UMass researchers have responsibilities for precision NMR-based magnetic field measurements, magnetic field analysis, and other aspects of the experiment. More details about this exciting experiment can be found at http://muon-g-2.fnal.gov .

Essential Functions

Examples of duties:

  • Conduct precision magnetic field measurement and analysis.
  • Develop new magnetic field measurement hardware and techniques.
  • Take shifts on the experiment.
  • Give presentations and write analysis notes on your work.
  • Help prepare results and papers for publication.

Other Functions

  • Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness. 
  • Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean’s strategic priorities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the College of Natural Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Ph.D. in experimental AMO, nuclear, particle physics, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Candidates with some hardware experience preferred.

Additional Details

Appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Work Schedule

Typically Monday-Friday 8:30am- 5:00pm, with occasional shift work. 40 hours a week, 100% FTE.

Salary Information

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit a brief cover letter, a CV, a statement summarizing research experience and interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent. The search will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be sent to Prof. David Kawall (dkawall@umass.edu ).

As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion )

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised:Nov 22 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Feb 28 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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