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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Physics - 515410
The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date Posted 02/08/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 204461 - Physics

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

Additional Department Summary: The postdoctoral scientist will work on simulation and data analysis from RNO-Greenland, the IceCube Upgrade and IceCube-Gen2, focusing on calibration and applications of machine learning to modeling the effects of calibration uncertainties on physics data in radio and optical neutrino detection. The postdoc will be working as part of the IceCube EPSCOR Initiative group.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate. Additional qualifications based on assignment.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy, or closely related field. Candidates will need to have completed their Ph.D. or have it completed by the start of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in simulation and the analysis of astrophysical neutrino data in radio and/or optical detectors, as well as a good general understanding and familiarity with high-energy astrophysical data. Familiarity with optical and/or radio neutrino detector hardware and modeling of ice properties will be considered a strong asset. Previous experience on the application of machine learning algorithms to physics data will be considered a very strong asset.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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