ATLAS Post-doctoral Fellow in Physics

Southern Methodist University
Texas, US
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

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Position No. 00054974. The Department of Physics invites applications for an opportunity to join the ATLAS team as a postdoctoral researcher. SMU Dallas has an active ATLAS group with interests in Higgs boson physics and Higgs-sector-related searches, as well as a presence in detector upgrade work in the Liquid Argon Calorimeter, the Pixel Detector, and trigger and data acquisition. A successful candidate would be expected to play a major role in the search for pair-produced Higgs bosons, as well as to contribute to detector upgrade work, such as firmware development. We welcome candidates seeking an inclusive and dynamic team.

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Minimum qualifications: completed requirements for a doctoral degree in physics or related field by start date; Experience in particle physics research with the ATLAS or CMS detectors at the LHC.

Preferred qualifications: interest in making significant contributions to graduate programs and mentorship of students; research which has led to publication in refereed journals, and/or international venues; experience in VHDL/Verilog; Position start date will be determined with the successful candidate.

Application: Applications must be submitted via interfolio and should include a research statement highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 29. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by February 29, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. Department: The Department of Physics is a forward thinking community of scholars and professionals. Visit us at

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