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Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental Particle Physics

The experimental particle physics group at New York University invites applications for a post-doctoral research position to work on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

The successful candidate will work primarily with Prof. Kyle Cranmer and will contribute to searches for beyond-the-standard model physics and/or further the group’s leadership role in measurements of the newly discovered Higgs boson. The research will also involve development of novel and high-impact methodology and tools. Examples of past contributions include the statistical formalism and tools in RooStats used for the Higgs discovery, the HistFactory modeling tool, targeted data sharing between hep-ex and hep-ph, and the Recast framework for analysis reinterpretation. Possible future projects include application of newly developed approaches to machine learning in HEP, further development of the Recast framework and related efforts in analysis preservation, improved treatment of systematics in HistFactory, application of Gaussian Processes in HEP, and other formal topics. Expertise in these areas offer an excellent way to distinguish oneself for further career opportunities.

Candidates should have both a solid understanding of LHC physics and strong technical skills around data analysis.

The position can be based either at NYU or at CERN. The postdoc can benefit from the lively atmosphere of the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) as well as the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU. Further information on the experimental particle physics group at NYU may be found at

Applications must be submitted via the Online Application System. Your complete application must include a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and a list of three people who will be submitting letters of recommendation. The position is available immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by May 15, 2015.

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James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowships, The Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) at NYU

The Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) at NYU anticipates awarding one to two James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowships to start in September 2016, depending on availability of funding. James Arthur Fellows pursue independent research projects and work with others in the group as their interests dictate. Selection will be based on evidence of the potential to make important contributions in one or more of the following research areas: astrophysics (theoretical and observational), astroparticle physics, cosmology, high-energy theory, and particle theory. Submitted applications will be also considered for postdoctoral openings supported by individual faculty.

CCPP faculty members generally have broad interests. The following is a list of faculty and their current primary activity: Professors M. Blanton (observational astrophysics; SDSS), K. Cranmer (experimental particle physics; ATLAS), S. Dubovsky (particle theory and cosmology), G. Dvali (particle theory, black holes, cosmology), G. Farrar (particle physics, astrophysics, astroparticle physics; Pierre Auger Observatory), G. Gabadadze (particle theory, gravity and cosmology), A. Gruzinov (theoretical astrophysics and cosmology), D. Hogg (galaxy astrophysics and exoplanets), M. Kleban (string theory and cosmology), A. MacFadyen (high energy astrophysics, numerical simulations), M. Modjaz (observational astrophysics, supernovae), M. Porrati (string theory), J. Ruderman (particle theory and cosmology), R. Scoccimarro (cosmology), J. Tinker (cosmology and galaxy clustering; SDSS) and N. Weiner (particle and astroparticle theory, cosmology). The Center also has close ties with NYU's Courant Institute and the Center for Data Science.

Postdocs benefit from the lively atmosphere of the Center and a vigorous visitors program. Members of CPPP have data access to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III and IV, the opportunity to participate in the Pierre Auger collaboration and the possibility of participating in certain projects of the Palomar Transient Factory collaboration.

Appointments are usually for three years. Exceptional candidates will be considered for longer term appointments. Those proposing to come with funding from outside fellowships will be eligible for continuation of their appointment.

Your complete application must include a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and a list of three people who will be submitting letters of recommendation.

Complete applications received by December 1, 2015 will receive top priority.

For details, please visit Opportunities at Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.