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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Mississippi in the University, Mississippi
Date Posted 08/28/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Information

The Experimental High Energy Physics group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position to work on the NOvA and DUNE experiments.

The successful candidate is expected to take on a significant role in the design and development efforts for the DUNE near detector. In addition, the applicant is expected to participate in the physics analysis of NOvA experimental data from running detectors including, but not limited to, sterile neutrino searches. The successful candidate will be preferably based at Fermilab (with delays possible due to COVID-19 circumstances).

Minimum Education/Experience

A Ph.D. in experimental particle physics is required by the time of the initial appointment. Candidates should have experience with scientific programming languages such as Python and C++. Co-mentoring of graduate and/or undergraduate students will be expected.

Applicants should submit an application at as well as a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae and a publication list indicating significant contributions. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to

The position is available immediately and is renewable annually, contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding. We will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gavin S. Davies at:

Salary/Wage Information
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