Research Associate Position with CDMS
The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is seeking applicants for an experimental Research Associate position to work on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) experiment operating at the Soudan Mine in Minnesota. The imminent startup of data taking presents ideal opportunities to perform data analysis and to participate in the challenges of commissioning an experiment. Since the SLAC group has just been formed, the successful candidate will have many opportunites to get involved with hardware and software projects. Interested applicants should submit an application and arrange the recommendation letters to be sent. These recruitments are typically continuous throughout the year and processed in groups, a few times a year. The processing for the next opening positions starting Oct/09 are expected during spring 2009.
The SLAC CDMS group is associated with is the Kavli Insitute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University and the Particle Physics & Astrophysics Division at SLAC.
Current SLAC involvement in CDMS
The following are the experimental areas of SLAC interest:
- Germanium detector fabrication
- Monte Carlo Simulations of detector signals
These are highly competitive positions as part of the general research associate program at SLAC, requiring a background of demonstrated excellence in research and a recent PhD in experimental particle physics. The term of these positions is two years in the first instance and may be renewed.
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit the following:
- A letter of application indicating the primary physics program of interest (CDMS)
- Selected bibliography that highlights personal contributions
- Brief statement of research interest
Candidates should also ask at least three senior physicists who know their work to provide letters of recommendation.
Please EMAIL your materials in electronic form (pdf) and at the same time ask your referees to EMAIL their letters to RAadmin@slac.stanford.edu.
The applications are continually accepted throughout the year and periodically processed. In case your application must be processed on a short time scale due to other constraints, please notify us at application time.
Plese note: Hires at the SLAC are subject to Department of Energy approval, and are required to complete Environmental Safety & Health training.