The University of South Dakota Department of Physics invites applications for
a postdoctoral researcher position in Neutrino Physics. The group has been long-term members of the Majorana and the LEGEND (Large Enriched Germanium Experiment for Neutrinoless double beta Decay) collaborations. The initial phase of LEGEND, called LEGEND-200, is scheduled to start data taking in 2021. The successful candidate will make substantial contributions to the LEGEND project, including both coordinated experimental efforts for LEGEND-200 (commissioning and operation) and R&D aimed at LEGEND-1000. Candidates can choose to contribute to the Majorana Demonstrator experiment as well. This position is initially for a full year with possibility to renew depending on performance and funding.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Nuclear and Particle Physics or closely related field prior to beginning the position.
Experience in data analysis, simulation and/or instrumentation within Nuclear and Particle Physics or closely related fields.
Great verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well in a research environment that requires intensive collaborations.
This position will require domestic and/or international travels, such as to the host site of LEGEND-200 in Italy. Ability to travel is required. May be subject to background check(s) by destination institution(s) when traveling.
It is highly desired if the candidate has expertise in one or multiple areas below:
Expertise in neutrino, dark matter, or accelerator-based experiments.
Expertise in data analysis and software development associated with large and complex datasets, preferably with Python.
Expertise in hardware instrumentation and/or data analysis associated with liquid scintillator, particularly liquid argon.