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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - 514274

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa County, AL
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
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*Pay Grade/Pay Range: *Non Classified - Grade NA
*Department/Organization: *204461 - Physics
*Normal Work Schedule: *Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
*Job Summary: *Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.
*Additional Department Summary: *We are looking for an active, self-motivated researcher with a background in experimental nuclear or particle physics. Experience with detectors based on liquefied noble gases/Liquid scintillator, and data analysis using Python and ROOT are preferred. The successful candidate will lead the Outer Detector (OD) operation, and data analysis of the LZ dark matter experiment. In addition, the successful candidate will lead the R&D project on developing the new type of veto system for generation 3 dark matter and neutrino experiments, collaborating with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Travel to the research site is expected to assist the operation of the LZ detector (Sanford Underground Research Facilities) and performing measurements in Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The appointment is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal (upon successful performance) for up to three years depends on the funding availability. A fixed contribution to the moving expenses will be paid. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Email juijen.wang@ua.edu with any questions regarding the position.
*Required Department Minimum Qualifications:* Ph.D. in Physics or a related field.

Candidates will need to have completed their Ph.D. or have it completed by the start of employment. Applicants should upload a cover letter, research statement, and curriculum vitae (that includes a list of publications). Please upload additional documents to the "other documents" tab as needed.

Must have at least three references sent directly to Dr. Juijen (Ryan) Wang, [juijen.wang@ua.edu](mailto:juijen.wang@ua.edu)
*Skills and Knowledge: *Training in experimental particle physics, ROOT/Python/GEANT 4 (coding).
*Preferred Qualifications: *Experience in direct dark matter detection with liquid noble gas or experience in data analysis/R&D of liquid scintillator.
*Background Investigation Statement:* Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
*Equal Employment Opportunity:* The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" [Poster](https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)
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