# STAR Juniors Information

A junior is a student or a post-doctoral researcher who has graduated in the last five years.

The current Junior Representatives are Maria Sergeeva from University of California (manylya@g.ucla.edu), Los Angeles, Yang Wu from Kent State University (ywu27@kent.edu), and Andrzej Lipiec from Warsaw University of Technology (andrew.lipiec@gmail.com).

The following information is available for and about STAR's graduate students and post docs.

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STAR's publication policy

STAR's bylaws

Findings from APS Status of Women in Physics Survery

# STAR Graduate Student Thesis Policy

The policy below was adopted by the STAR Council on January 11, 2001. This policy is an amendment to the basic STAR Publication Policies, and replaces paragraph 7 in the current version of same.

1. This STAR Thesis Policy is based on the principle that the final arbiter of what constitutes a thesis is the thesis advisor, and any collaborator is free to analyze any part of the data, as per paragraph 1 of the STAR Publication Policies. The main purpose of this Thesis Policy is to state expectations about communication within the collaboration.
2. Physics Working Group (PWG) convenors maintain lists of analysis topics in their areas of interest which are judged to be in need of additional effort.
3. Students and their advisors are free to pursue a project from any PWG convenor's list, or to propose a new project. It is expected that the specific details of a student's project will emerge only after the student has been interacting with the relevant PWG for some time, and after in-depth consultation with the PWG convenor(s) and the STAR Analysis Coordinator.
4. The chair of the STAR thesis committee works with the Analysis Coordinator to maintain a descriptive list of all ongoing analysis projects, including names of all students and non-students working on those projects. The STAR council member from each institution is expected to review these listings periodically, and submit the necessary information to keep them up-to-date.
5. It is anticipated that there will always be many unpursued analysis projects in STAR, and many new analysis opportunities will open up every year as new detector subsystems come online, luminosity improves, etc. The likelihood of independent analyses with a large degree of overlap is small. However, STAR policy does not explicitly discourage duplicate analyses.
6. In the event that there is a large degree of overlap between two independent analyses, it is primarily the task of the relevant PWG convenor(s) to facilitate the resolution of any issues that may stand in the way of further analysis and/or publication and to oversee fair allotment of shared resources. An ad hoc godparent committee may also be appointed by the spokesperson as required to bring about convergence of analyses and paper production.
7. In overlap cases involving a student thesis project, it is expected that the student's advisor will be a full participant in all deliberations which affect the thesis project and the related publication.
8. Each student who uses STAR data for his/her PhD thesis is expected to have contributed to a STAR community service project in some significant way. Usually this will be an amount of work roughly equivalent to one third to one half the total research effort for a typical PhD.
9. Advisors are primarily responsible for ensuring that their PhD advisees satisfy community service expectations. Council members are expected to respond to requests for information about the current service work of thesis students from their institutions.
10. The STAR thesis committee should review the operation of this policy as soon as sufficient time has elapsed to judge its effectiveness.

STAR thesis committee page

# Awards available for STAR juniors

Below is a list of awards which STAR juniors are generally eligible for.  Please email me with corrections or additions.

• NSF International Research Fellowship Program  The objective of the International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers abroad. These awards are available in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF.  Information available here.

• APS Division of Nuclear Physics Dissertation Award  Nominations are open to any person who has received a Ph. D. degree in experimental or theoretical nuclear physics from a North American university within the two-year period preceding 1 September the year of the award. Information available here.  $2500 award. • RHIC/AGS Thesis Award Application due in the spring after graduation. The due date for 2015 is March 30. Information available here. Currently theses must be either written in English or translated.$3000 award.

• RHIC/AGS User's Meeting Poster Award  Requires presentation of a poster at the RHIC/AGS User's Meeting, which is typically held in late May or early June.  Information is posted around the announcement of the User's Meeting; information from last year is here.  $100 award. • BWIS Gertrude S Goldhaber Prize For a woman near her completion of her graduate work. The due date for nominations is generally around April. More information here.$1000 prize.

• Renate W Chasman Scholarship  Women graduate students at an accredited educational institution doing research at BNL in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). The candidates must not be receiving their degrees prior to May of scholarship year.   The 2015 deadline is November 30th(and was the same deadline for the 2014 competition).  More information here.  $1000 award. • L'Oreal USA For Women in Science fellowship program [PostDocs] A national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients receive up to$60,000 each that they must put towards their postdoctoral research. The 2016 L'Oréal USA for Women in Science application period opened on November 30th, 2015 and will close on February 5, 2016. [The 2015 L'Oréal USA for Women in Science application period ran from February 2, 2015 to March 20, 2015 . The 2014 deadline was May 19th. Opened March 24th].  More information here

• L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship program [PhDs + PostDocs]   A collection of national award programs that annually recognizes and rewards women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients receive a monetary award. Each nation has a slightly different program & deadlines, so please check it out!   More information here

• DOE Office of Science Supplemental Support [Students]  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. [ie: Money to live & study at BNL] The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. Must be a U.S. Citizen[ or Permanent Resident as of 2015's 2nd solicitation]. The award provides support for inbound and outbound travel to the laboratory, and a monthly stipend of up to $3,000 for general living expenses while at the host DOE laboratory during the award period. The 2015 deadline is April 14, 2015 5:00 PM ET. There is a second solicitation, deadline is December 15, 2015 5:00pm ET. The 2014 deadline was Sept. 24th[Opened July 10th]. More information here • PhD fellow in Experimental Particle Physics [Students] The High Energy Heavy Ion (HEHI) at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, announces a Ph.D. fellowship with start 1 January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The group’s current research is centered around the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The group operates the Forward Multiplicity Detector (FMD), and the TPC-laser system in ALICE. Current research interests include the study and analysis of collective anisotropic flow, identified particle spectra and global observables (multiplicity) over a broad range of rapidity. We are seeking an excellent PhD candidate with demonstrated initiative and accomplishments to strengthen and further develop the group’s activities in a 3 year Ph.D. fellowship. More information here • AIP and Member Society Government Science Fellowships [PhDs @ All levels] Four different fellowship programs targeted towards physics' PhDs that would like to make an impact on US government policy. The various programs include: AIP State Department Science Fellowship, AIP Congressional Science Fellowship Program, APS/AIP STEM Education Policy Fellowship, and AIP Member Society Fellowships. More information here # Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations Used in STAR There has been a desire expressed to maintain a list of important STAR terms and abbreviations. If you have some terms you would like to see defined on here or catch an error, let one of the Junior Reps know and we will get it added/fixed! The glossary is now in PDF form because the DRUPAL text editor is a bit buggy. This is still under construction and needs input! Email the Junior Reps with your input! Some other useful resources: Helpful Book(s): Phenomenology of Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions, Wojciech Florkowski # Graduate Student Theses Follow a link to see a list of STAR theses # Help for BNL Visitors A list of volunteers that are willing to help visitors go grocery shopping and find their way: - Chanaka De Silva. Email: desilva@rcf.rhic.bnl.gov. Phone: 313-820-9507 (cellullar) - Chi Yang. Email: chiyang@rcf.rhic.bnl.gov - Mustafa Helmy. Email: mustafahelmy2@gmail.com - Ning Yu. Email: ning.yuchina@gmail.com - Subhash. Email: subhash@rcf.rhic.bnl.gov. Phone: 631-816-6550 BNL's food services page: http://www.bnl.gov/staffservices/foodservices.php There is a community supported agriculture that delivers to BNL seasonally[BERA]. It is called The Green Thumb Organic Veggie Club and the shares are large[you may want to share with others]. For the winter, it was$208 for 13 weeks. Jerome Lauret, Gene Van Buren, and Joey Butterworth all have experience with the Club, if you have questions. It is running again and payments are due Tuesday May 26th, 2015. For more information on the club, http://www.bnl.gov/bera/linkable_files/veggie-club-2015.pdf

Also, BERA may list discounted restaurants on their intranet version of http://www.bnl.gov/BERA/

For those with longer appointments @ BNL, BNL offers Child Day Care by the apartment/laundry area[and Drop-In Care]. This service is available to children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of employees, guests, users, or contractors. Please see this link for more information: https://www.bnl.gov/HR/CDC/ChildDevCntr.asp

# Past Juniors' Days

Past Talks

This is a place holder for past Junior Day talks. [ Jr. Day typically occurs on the first day of a STAR Collaboration Meeting. If you see that some talks are missing, notify your Jr. Representatives.]

# June 1st, 2015

Stony Brook Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-june-1-6-2015

09:20-09:30 Warm Welcome + Kickoff Sacha Kopp
09:30-10:00 Spokesperson Welcome Zhangbu Xu
10:00-10:30 Educational project for the STAR experiment Nikita Sidorov
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:40 Pico Heavy Flavor Analysis Library Mustafa Mustafa & Jochen Thaeder
11:40-12:10 Probing the Emergent Properties of QGP at RHIC Paul Sorensen
14:00-14:30 STAR Phonebook upgrade & Talk Statistics Prashanth Shanmuganathan
14:30-15:00 Net Kaon fluctuation Amal Sarkar
15:00-15:30 Au + Au Fixed Target Collisions at STAR Kathryn Meehan
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Introduction to STAR software and makers Leszek Kosarzewski
16:30-17:00 Use of machine learning (TMVA) for D0 reconstruction Jonathan Bouchet
17:00-17:30 Forward Spin Physics with the FMS Christopher Dilks
17:30-18:00 Calibration of the Barrel EMC Kevin Adkins

# November 3rd, 2014

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-november-3-7

09:30-10:00 Welcome Zhangbu Xu
10:00-10:30 Foward Meson Spectrometer Sam Heppelman
10:30-11:00 STAR After BES Phase II Ernst Sichtermann
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 iTPC Simulations Irakli Chakaberia
11:45-12:15 Open Forum Everyone
12:15-14:00 Lunch Break ( On Your Own)
14:10-15:00 Touring STAR Bill Christie
15:15-15:45 Heavy Flavor Tracker PiXeL Detector Howard Wieman
15:45-16:15 Heavy Flavor Tracker Physics + Software Xin Dong
16:15-16:35 Coffee Break
16:35-17:05 Muon Telescope Detector Calibrations Xinjie Huang
17:05-17:30 Third Harmonic Flow Vs Pseudorapidity Separation For Au+Au Collisions Niseem Magdy
17:30-18:05 Forward-central pion-quarkonia correlations: unravelling nuclear suppression at large forward rapidities at RHIC Michal Sumbera

# February 10th, 2014

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-spring-2014

09:30-10:00 Welcome by Spokesperson Nu Xu
10:30-11:00 W-Boson Production Devika Gunarathne
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-11:50 The Study of Two Anti-Proton Interaction Zhengqiao Zhang
11:50-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 TPC Calibrations John Campell
14:30-15:00 Paper Submission Process Barbara Trzeciak
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break
15:20-16:20 Jet analysis in Alice Rongrong Ma
16:20-16:50 J/Psi hadron correlation Hui Zhang

# October 14th, 2013

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-2

09:00-09:15 Spokesperson welcome Nu Xu
09:15-10:00 EIC Physics (lecture) Feng Yuan
10:00-10:30 calibration of PXL detector Michael R. Lomnitz
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Transverse Spin Asymmetry in STAR (lecture) Mriganka Mouli Mondal
11:30-12:00 Alignment calibration of STAR HFT pixel detector Long Ma
12:00-12:30 Color String Percolation analysis David Garand
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:45 Hard and Soft Probes of Dense Matter in Heavy-ion Collisions (lecture) Xin-Nian Wang
14:45-15:15 Things I wish someone had told me about Linux and RCF Anthony Kesich
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 v3 of pi, k, proton at 39 GeV Xu Sun
16:00-16:30 Mini Session on career development Hans Georg and others

# February 24th, 2013

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-1

09:00-09:30 Spokesperson's welcome Nu Xu
09:30-10:00 GEM based Transition Radiation Detector Shuai Yang
10:00-10:30 MTD in Run12 and Installation for Run13 Chi Yang
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Cumulant Ratio Analyses Evan Sangaline
11:30-12:00 Spin Measurements at STAR Forward Detectors Yuxi Pan
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 eRHIC Thomas Ullrich
14:45-15:30 eSTAR Zhangbu Xu
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 v2 and spectra Xu Sun
16:30-17:30 Tribble report Panel discussion

# August 5th, 2012

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-0

09:00-09:30 Spokesperson's welcome to juniors Nu Xu
09:30-10:15 All you never wanted to know about RHIC... Angelika Drees
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 U+U physics Paul Sorensen
11:30-12:00 Centrality Dependence of Multi-Strange Hadron v2 in Au+Au Collisions at 200 GeV Md. Nasim
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Unidentified Rcp in the Beam Energy Scan Stephen Horvat
14:30-15:00 J/$\psi$ production in $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 39 GeV and 62.4 GeV Au+Au collisions from STAR Wangmei Zha
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Pion-Kaon Femtoscopy at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV collisions in STAR at RHIC Yan Yang
16:00-16:30 Charge Asymmetry Dependency of Ï€+/Ï€- Azimuthal Anisotropy in Au + Au Collisions at STAR Hongwei Ke
16:30-17:00 2D DI-HADRON CORRELATION AT âˆšSNN = 200 GeV FROM THE STAR EXPERIMENT Chanaka De Silva

# November 11th, 2011

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-nov14-18-2011-lbnl-ca

09:00-09:30 Spokesperson's welcome to juniors Nu Xu
09:30-09:55 root, automake and doxygen Patrick Huck
09:55-10:20 Particle Identification in Au+Au 200 GeV Chris Powell
10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:15 Jet-hadron correlations in heavy-ion collisions Alice Ohlson
11:15-11:40 Non flow and flow contributions in di-hadron correlations Chanaka De Silva
11:40-12:05 Transverse Single Spin Asymmetry Len Eun
12:05-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:25 K/pi fluctuations in the BES Terry Tarnowsky
14:25-14:50 Moments analysis in the BES Daniel MacDonald
14:50-15:15 Identified particle production in the BES Samantha Brovko
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:10 Photoproduction at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider with STAR Dilan Madagodahettige Don
16:10-16:35 Di-lepton production in Au+Au 200 GeV Jie Zhou

# May 15th, 2011

Prague Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting

09:00-10:00 Search for the onset of deconfinement Boris Tomasik (UMB Banska Bystrica/ CTU Prague)
10:00-10:30 STAR dielectron measurements Patrick Huck
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 D production at STAR David Tlusty
11:30-12:00 LPV Quan Wang
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:00 J/psi measurements Olga Hajkova
14:00-14:30 HFT Jan Rusnak
14:30-15:00 Junior's day address Nu Xu
15:00-15:30 Energy dependence of the freeze out eccentricity from azimuthal dependence of HBT Chris Anson
15:30-16:00 STAR dielectron measurements Bingchu Huang

# November 12th, 2010

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-november-12-17-2010

09:00-10:00 STAR Experiment: Today and Tomorrow Nu Xu
10:00-10:30 K_{S}^{0} and Lambda v2 in BES Jie Zhao
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Asymmetric dihadron azimuthal correlations in Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV Josh Konzer
11:30-12:00 rho0 spectra study at high pT in Au+Au and p+p collisions at sqrt(sNN) = 200 GeV Xiangli Cui
12:00-12:30 Finding the ground state energy of a many body system using MCMC Joseph Seele
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Acoustics in heavy ion collisions Paul Sorensen
15:00-15:30 FMS-FTPC Correlations from Run-8 Polarized Protons Jim Drachenberg
15:30-07:30 Coffee Break
16:00-16:30 Elliptic flow in BES and the tomography of STAR Alex Schmah
16:30-17:00 Monte-Â-Carlo Environment for the STAR High Level Trigger Hongwei Ke
17:00-17:30 Di-lepton production in 200 GeV p+p collisions Bingchu Huang

# March 26th, 2010

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-mar-26-31-2010

09:00-09:30 Azimuthal Anisotropy from STAR BBC Yadav Pandit
09:30-10:00 Search for Disoriented Chiral Condensate in AuAu and CuCu collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV Prithwish Tribedy
10:00-10:30 Small GEM Tracker Yi Zhou
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Viscous hydrodynamic interpretation of constituent quark scaling Kevin Dusling
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 The local parity violation in strongly interacting matter Dima Kharzeev
14:30-15:00 TPC calibration Joe Seele
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:50 W production at RHIC Justin Stevens
15:50-16:20 D -meson measurement in STAR Sarah LaPointe
16:20-16:40 Gamma-Triggered High-pT Long-Range Correlations in Au+Au 200 GeV Martin Codrington
16:40-17:00 ToF Calibration Bingchu Huang

# October 5th, 2009

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/meetings/star-collaboration-meeting-fall-2009-lbl

09:00-09:50 QCD in Hadron Physics: Partons, Factorization, ... Feng Yuan
09:50-10:10 FMS + FTPC analysis: status report Jim Drachenberg
10:10-10:30 FHC cosmic ray test Xuan Li
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:20 K/pi and p/pi fluctuation study using Run 7 data Hui Wang
11:20-11:40 v1 analysis at 22.4 GeV CuCu data using BBC event plane Yadav Pandit
11:40-12:00 Search for QCD Critical Point: High Moment of Event by Event Multiplicity Distribution Xiaofeng Luo
14:00-14:50 STAR in LHC era (Lecture) Helen Caines
14:50-15:10 HLT - Run 9 results and Run 10 preparation Hao Qiu
15:10-15:30 Centrality determination in d+Au collisions Chitrasen Jena
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Low pT J/psi production in d+Au collisions Olga Hajkova
16:20-16:40 Pixel readout electronics for HFT in STAR - firmware Xiangming Sun

# March 23rd, 2009

Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/star-collaboration-meeting-spring-2009

10:00-10:20 Correcting for Z-Vertex Variation in Two Particle Number Correlations Larry Tarini
11:30-11:50 The STAR W program Brian Page
11:40-12:00 Local Polarimetry at STAR Ramon Cendejas
11:50-12:20 Coffee Break
14:00-15:00 Quark-Gluon Plasma in QCD, at RHIC, and in String Theory Krishna Rajagopal
15:00-15:30 STAR's Near Future Physics Program Nu Xu
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Phi meson measurements via K+K- and e+e- decays in run8 d+Au 200GeV collisions Xiaoping Zhang
16:20-16:40 Phi meson production and Cronin effect in d+Au collisions Chitrasen Jena
16:40-17:00 Rho0 vector meson production in CuCu collisions@200 & 62.4 GeV data at RHIC Prabhat Pujahari
17:00-17:20 The Physics of Ultra Peripheral Collisions at STAR Yury Gorbunov
17:00-17:20 J/psiÂ production in minimum-bias d+Au collisions at sNN =200 GeV in STAR Chris Powell
17:40-18:00 PID v_2 and v_4 from Au+Au Collisions at 200GeV at RHIC Na Li

# June 16th, 2008

UC Davis Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/star-collaboration-meeting-ucdavis-2008

09:00-09:50 What's Behind the Concrete Wall? A Closer Look at the STAR Detector and Some of its Hardware Jim Thomas
09:50-10:10 A new muon telescope detector at STAR David Tlusty
10:10-10:30 Gamma-conversion tomography of STAR Silicon detector in Cu+Cu collisions Kyung-Eon Choi
10:30-10:45 Morning Break 10:45-11:05 Strange Hadron elliptic flow from 200 GeV CuCu collisions Shusu Shi
11:05-11:25 Glauber Monte Carlo simulation in heavy ion collisions Hiroshi Masui
11:25-11:45 Studies of the jet fragmentation in p+p collisions in STAR Elena Bruna
11:45-12:05 Baryon to Meson ratios in jets and ridges Cristina Suarez
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:50 Predicting the Total Heavy Flavor Cross Section Ramona Vogt
14:50-15:10 Measuring the D0 and D_s yields in 200GeV Cu+Cu collisions Stephen Baumgart
15:10-15:30 Study of bottom quark contribution to nonphotonic electron by e-h correlations Shingo Sakai
15:30-15:45 Afternoon Break
15:45-16:05 J/Psi in 200 GeV Cu+Cu Daniel Kikola
16:05-16:25 Measurement of non-photonic electrons in Cu+Cu 200 GeV collisions Anders Knospe
16:25-16:45 Star TPC Space Charge and Grid Leak Calibration Hao Qiu
16:45-17:05 Performance and analysis using the Silicon Strip Detector Jonathan Bouchet

# January 28th, 2008

Mumbai Collaboration Meeting, https://drupal.star.bnl.gov/STAR/collaboration-meeting-mumbai

09:00-09:50 Flow Analysis Methods Art Poskanzer
09:50-10:10 Open Charm Measurements with STAR HFT J. Kapitan
10:10-10:30 Saturation in Et/Nch and freeze-out criteria in heavy ion collisions R. Sahoo
10:30-10:50 SSD Performance Vi Namh Tram
11:05-11:25 Elliptic Flow of Jet Triggered Events N. Pruthi
11:25-11:45 Di-hadron correlations between identified strange particles C. Nattrass
11:45-12:05 System size dependence of pt correlations in STAR L. Kumar
14:00-14:50 QCD Critical Point S. Gupta
14:50-15:10 Centrality Dependence of charged kaon spectra from Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV Y. Ming
15:10-15:30 Resonance Production in STAR S. Dash
15:45-16:05 Multi-strange elliptic flow and parton collectivity from 200 GeV Au+Au and Cu+Cu collisions D. Gangadharan
16:05-16:25 Simulation on low pt eta and J/Psi-h correlations Y. Zhang

# June 11th, 2007

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting, http://www-rnc.lbl.gov/~mvl/STAR07/

9:00 am Heavy Flavor Energy Loss Simon Wicks
9:50 am Heavy Flavor Measurements Shingo Sakai
10:10 am Di-hadron Correlations w.r.t. the Reaction Plane Aoqi Feng>/br> 10:30 am Coffee & Tea
10:50 am STAR Upgrade and Physics Capability Zhangbu Xu
11:40 am Discussion of Long-Range Forward-Backward Correlations in A-A and pp collisions Terry Tarnowsky
12:00 noon Lunch
1:20 pm The Preliminary Test Beam Results of MTD Xiaobin Wang
1:40 pm GEM Test Results From Test Beam and its Implications Tai Sakuma
2:00 pm System Size and Energy Dependence of -meson Production at RHIC Xinhua Shi
2:20 pm v4 Measured with FTPC as Event Plane Jocelyn Mlynarz
3:00 pm 2005 pp Cross Section Julie Millane
3:20 pm Lambda polarization in polarized pp collisions Wei Zhou
3:40 pm Measuring ALL with Neutral Pions from run-6 Alan Hoffman
4:00 pm Transverse Spin Asymmetry in Lambda Hyperon Production Thomas Burton

# July 10th, 2006

MIT Collaboration Meeting, http://web.mit.edu/rhic/star/collaborationmeeting2006/

09:30-10:05 Mini Lecture: Heavy-Ion Physics M. Djordjevic
10:05-10:25 The Effects of Pile Up in Cu-Cu sqrt(NN)=200GeV Collisions Anthony Timmins
10:25-10:45 Transverse Energy Production at RHIC Raghunath Sahoo
10:45-11:05 Centrality Dependence of Azimuthal Anisotropy for (Multi)Strange Hadrons at 200GeV in Au+Au Collisions Yan Lu
11:05-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-11:40 K_S and Lambda's Cut Analysis Jiaxu Zuo
11:40-12:00 Forward-Backward Multiplicity Correlations in Au+Au at RHIC Terence J Tarnowsky
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:35 Mini Lecture: Spin Physics B. Surrow
14:35-14:55 Electron Identification Using BEMC Priscilla Kurnadi
14:55-15:15 Interference in rho-O Production in UPC Events Brooke Haag
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-15:50 Heavy Quark Tagged Azimuthal Correlations in Nuclear Collisions Andre Mischke
15:50-16:10 Di-Hadron Correlations in AuAu Collisions: Open Questions Mark Horner
16:10-16:30 Direct Photons with the Barrel Calorimeter Martijn Russcher

# February 27th, 2006

Brookhven National Laboratory Collaboration Meeting

09:00 - 09:15 Dihadron fragmentation functions in d+Au and Au+Au collisions Oana Catu
09:15 - 09:30 Two-Particle correlations involving V0s and charged tracks using the STAR TPC Leon Gaillard
09:30 - 09:45 Photons and neutral pions with the BEMC in d+Au Martijn Russcher
09:45 - 10:00 Non-photonic single electron spectra from TOF in 200 GeV Au+Au collisions at STAR Yifei Zhang
10:00 - 10:15 Muon spectra from charm semi-leptonic decay at 200 GeV Au+Au collisions at STAR Cjhen Zhong
10:15 - 10:30 Antideuteron production from run 4 Au+Au 200 GeV Haidong Liu
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:15 Efficiency Calculations for Neutral Strange Particles at STAR Anthony Timmins
11:15 - 11:30 Rho Production in Ultra-Peripheral Collisions Byoung-Chul Kim
11:30 - 11:45 Measurement of the double longitudinal spin asymmetry A_LL in inclusive jet production in polarized pp collisions at 200 GeV in RUN 5 Julie Millane

# Physics Jobs Available for Juniors

Below is a list of jobs in physics for students and post docs in heavy ion physics.  If you have a job to list or a correction please email me.  By default, positions will be listed in reverse chronological order and will be removed from the list about a year after they are posted.  Please also see the page maintained by PHENIX and STAR's computing page .

The DOE collects workforce statistics year to year from its funded groups and may be found here: https://npworkforce.science.energy.gov/survey/ . Currently, the statistics only run up to 2014 , but it gives a good idea of how the jobs are allocated (exp v theory, perm. v temp. v student) and where students go afterwards.

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• Postdoc position at Tsukuba University

Job opening

University of Tsukuba, Center for Integrated Research in Fundamental Science and Engineering (CiRfSE) has an opening for research associate (postdoctoral research fellow) position in

experimental research on Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) in high-energy heavy-ion collision experiments. High-energy experimental nuclear physics group in the division of quark-nuclear

physics, research core for the history of universe, is currently involved in the PHENIX and STAR experiments at Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) in Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

as well as in the ALICE experiment at Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The successful candidate is expected to work on the beam energy

scan program at RHIC STAR experiment and detector developments for the future experiments. Applications from interested individuals and recommendations are encouraged and appreciated.

1. Position

a research associate (postdoctoral research fellow)

2. Field of research and job description

Quark Gluon Plasma experimental researches, physics analyses, detector developments

3. Other duties

The successful candidate is expected to conduct experimental research on QGP in close

collaboration with the group members and to guide students in their researches.

4. Starting date

As soon as possible after the decision is made.

5. Terms of appointment

3 years

6. Conditions of employment/salaries

The salary will be paid in an annual salary system (fixed term) of the university.

7. Qualification

Ph.D in experimental nuclear physics or related field

8. Documents to be submitted (in Japanese or in English)

* curriculum vitae (with a picture)

* list of publications/accomplishments in research and education

* reprints or copies of five most important papers (at least four must be

published within the past five years)

* summary of research accomplishments (at most 2 pages in letter form)

* statements on research and education (at most 2 pages in letter form)

* 2 letters of recommendation or reference

The documents will not be returned to applicants.

Must be received by December 15, 2016.

10. Application documents

To be sent by a registered or certified mail to the following address.

Mark it as “QGP research” on the envelope.

The letters of recommendation/reference should either (a) be sent together

with the application documents, or (b) be sent directly by the references

11. Documents should be addressed to :

ShinIchi Esumi

Division of Physics, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Tenno-dai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan

Tel: +81-29-853-4249 / 6121 Fax: +81-29-853-6618

E-mail: esumi.shinichi.gn@u.tsukuba.ac.jp

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• Postdoc position at LLNL
LLNL has an opening for a Postdoc in Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics.  Interested applications should submit to the online posting below and arrange to have 3 letters sent to soltz1@llnl.gov.

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• # Postdoctoral research associate position at William and Mary

The Physics Department at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in the experimental hadronic physics group to work on the GlueX experiment in Hall D at nearby Jefferson Lab.  The successful applicant is expected to take a leadership role in the construction and commissioning of a new DIRC particle identification detector, which will provide kaon identification to search for exotic mesons containing strange quarks.  There will be additional opportunities to contribute to data analysis with the initial GlueX physics program, scheduled to begin in Fall 2016.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics.  Experience with hardware and data analysis, in particular hadron spectroscopy utilizing amplitude analysis, is desirable.  Candidates must apply online athttps://jobs.wm.edu, and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and research statement.  You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Further information concerning the W&M Physics Department can be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/physics.  Inquiries can be sent to Justin Stevens at jrstevens01@wm.edu

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• # Postdoctoral position at University of Colorado

The experimental heavy ion group at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research with Prof. Dennis Perepelitsa. The Colorado group is involved in the Heavy Ions program at the ATLAS experiment at the LHC and with the proposed sPHENIX detector at RHIC. The candidate is expected to take a leading role in data analysis within ATLAS Heavy Ions and to make technical contributions to the overall experimental effort. Furthermore, the candidate may potentially be involved in aspects of the detector development and simulations effort within sPHENIX. Candidates should have some interest in photon-, jet-, and heavy flavor- based probes of the quark-gluon plasma in LHC Run 2 data, but could also be interested in hard probes of, or collectivity in, small or ultra-peripheral collision systems. The position is initially for two years, to be started in late 2016 or early 2017. The candidate will be based in Boulder, Colorado with travel to CERN and BNL as appropriate. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. For full consideration, send materials by October 15th, 2016.

The job posting may be found at: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=06480

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# The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University invites applications for a postdoctoral position (or research associate) in

experimental nuclear physics, to conduct research with Prof. Sevil Salur. The researcher is expected to collaborate on studies of relativistic heavy
ion collisions delivered by RHIC and LHC focusing on the measurement of high momentum particles, including jet reconstruction, to study the properties of deconfined quark-gluon matter.  The position is initially for two years, starting as soon as the position is filled, and can be renewed based upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or expect to receive one before
their start date.

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae,  publication list, and a brief (1-2 page) description of research interests and accomplishments
should be e-mail to salur@physics.rutgers.edu. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran  status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.
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• Postdoctoral Research Position at the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in the experimental low-energy nuclear physics program. The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of
a new high-resolution neutron detector for decay and reaction studies.
This research program is  funded by the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances with DOE-NNSA. The candidate should have a Ph.D.
(or will soon graduate) and demonstrable experience in experimental nuclear physics or a similar field.
Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should apply on-line at https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_knoxville/jobdetail.ftl?job=1600000171.
Please provide your CV with a list of publications. Two letters of recommendation are requested. Any questions regarding this posting
can be sent to prof. Robert Grzywacz atrgrzywac@utk.edu.
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• Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in experimental nuclear physics: The Old Dominion Unversity

The Old Dominion University Experimental Nuclear Physics group is seeking a postdoctoral associate to support our experimental program at the nearby Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The group (consisting of professors M. Amaryan, S. Bueltmann, G. Dodge, C. Hyde, S. Kuhn, and L. Weinstein plus 2-3 postdocs, 10-12 graduate students and Jefferson Lab affiliates) is one of the largest research groups at Jefferson Lab. We are leading several experiments with the newly upgraded 12 GeV beam at the lab, including investigations of nucleon structure, nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclei, hadron spectroscopy and searches for Physics Beyond The Standard Model. We are also developing and building detectors and targets for these experiments and are working towards the realization of a future electron-ion collider.  Depending on the candidate’s experience and preferences, he/she would contribute to current DVCS measurements in Hall A, studies of short range correlations in Halls A, B and C, and/or analysis of existing data from Hall B in hadron spectroscopy.  For more information, see http://www.odu.edu/physics/research.

A Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics or closely related field is required. To apply, submit a letter of application, and curriculum vitae to the ODU Research Foundation http://www.researchfoundation.odu.edu/. Click on the employment tab and follow the link for position #16-025. Please have three letters of reference sent directly to lheitzma@odu.edu.

Screening of applicants will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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• Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in experimental nuclear physics: University of Michigan
The University of Michigan medium energy group invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position. The successful candidate will join our ongoing Drell-Yan effort with the SeaQuest collaboration at Fermilab. SeaQuest will evolve over the next several years from running with unpolarized liquid hydrogen and deuterium targets to running with a polarized frozen ammonia target to study the u-bar Sivers functions and its connection to the orbital angular momentum of light sea quarks. The successful candidate will be involved in the current Drell-Yan measurements of the d_bar over u_bar ratio, but the primary focus will be with the development, installation and running of the polarized frozen ammonia target. Previous experience with cryogenic targets and especially with polarized solid targets will be advantageous. The position requires residence in the vicinity of Fermilab and periodic travel to the University of Michigan. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics.

The position is available starting 6/1/2016, or at a later, mutually agreed date. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable by mutual agreement for up to three years. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates should send a cover letter, a CV, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Wolfgang Lorenzon Email:
lorenzon@umich.edu<mailto:lorenzon@umich.edu>

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•   Postdoctoral Research Associate Position, experimental nuclear physics. Hadronic Physics Group Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with the Hadronic Physics Group.

The successful candidate will join our ongoing collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, Long Island, New York to develop a source of polarized He-­-3 ions for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at BNL. The BNL-­-MIT collaboration has developed a concept using high field optical pumping and the existing Electron Beam Ionization Source at BNL. The main focus of effort over the next several years is to realize this concept and to test it by extracting and  measuring the nuclear polarization of fully stripped polarized He-­-3 nuclei.  The project offers a unique opportunity for a young physicist to play a leading role in the development of cutting-­-edge ion-­-source technology, which is essential for next-­- generation subatomic physics experiments.

The position requires residence in the vicinity of Brookhaven National Laboratory and periodic travel to MIT.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in physics.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Please submit your CV, cover letter, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Richard Milner 26-­-411

MIT

77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139

Email: milner@mit.edu

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• 2 PhD fellowships in Experimental Heavy-Ion Physics, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

The High Energy Heavy Ion (HEHI) group  at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, announces two PhD fellowships with start 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The group’s current research is centered around the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The group operates the Forward Multiplicity Detector (FMD) and the TPC-laser system in ALICE. Current research interests include the study and analysis of collective anisotropic flow, correlations, identified particle spectra and global observables (multiplicity) over a broad range of rapidity.

We are seeking excellent PhD fellow candidates with demonstrated initiative to strengthen and further develop the group’s activities in a 3 year PhD fellowship.

The successful candidates will also be expected to participate in 1) the running of the experiment at CERN in data taking periods and contribute to the quality control of data taken with the detectors operated by the group, 2) workshops and analysis meetings at CERN, and, 3) contribute to general ‘service tasks’ in the ALICE collaboration.

Applicants may be invited for an interview in Copenhagen.

The deadline is May 1, 2016. The link to the full add including employment conditions etc is: .  http://jobportal.ku.dk/phd/?show=814922

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•  Experimental Heavy-Ion Physics on CMS

Rice U. - Postdoc

Field of Interest: hep-ex, nucl-ex
Experiment: CERN-LHC-CMS
Region: North America

Job description:
The experimental heavy-ion physics group at Rice University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position to join our efforts on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The Rice heavy-ion physics group plays major roles in both the STAR experiment at RHIC and the CMS experiment at the LHC. On CMS, the Rice group has major responsibilities in online Level-1 (L1) and High-Level Trigger (HLT) development, and physics analyses of pp, pPb and PbPb data. Our physics interests focus on studying novel collective phenomena from pp, pPb to PbPb systems, as well as on a wide range of topics related to particle correlations. The successful candidate is expected to lead important analyses of the LHC Run-2 data and contribute to experimental activities and operations. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable based on satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants must have, or be about to obtain, a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics. Qualified candidates should apply electronically by sending a curriculum vita and arranging for three letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to:

Professor Wei Li
wl33@rice.edu

The position will remain open until it is filled. Inquires may be addressed to wl33@rice.edu.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Wei Li
Email: wl33@rice.edu
Letters of Reference should be sent to: wl33@rice.edu

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• Position opening for professorship, research scientist and postdoctoral fellow at USTC

http://cicpi2011.ustc.edu.cn/gaikuang/yjdw/zszp/
The Collaborative Innovation Center for Particles and Interactions (CICPI) at the University of Science and
Technology of China (USTC) invites applications for following positions:
- Faculty positions at associate or full professor level with tenure
Candidates whose research and professional accomplishments advance the university’s mission and meet
established USTC academy criteria would be supported by either the National Thousand Young Talents
Program, or the Hundred Talents Program of the CAS, depending on their achievement and academy potential.
The applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, a demonstrated record of accomplishment in research as shown
by ongoing research programs, and a publication record that provides academic productivity and creativity.
Successful candidates will enjoy highly collegial and interactive environment, and a generous startup funding.
Salaries will be commensurate with experiences and qualifications of the candidates.
- Research scientists at the associate and full professor level
The positions are for three years with possibility of extending to another three years, or even being
promoted to tenured positions, depending on professional and academic performance. The successful
applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, a demonstrated record of accomplishment in research and
a publication record that provides academic productivity and creativity.
- Postdoctoral positions
The positions are for two years, with a possibility of extending to another two years. The positions can lead to
research scientists or tenure-track assistant professors, depending on research performance during the period
at USTC. The candidates should have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment.
CICPI at USTC is one of the leading research centers in China for experimental particle and nuclear physics. The
center hosts several research groups in experimental particle and nuclear physics and theoretical nuclear physics.
We have the National Key Laboratory for Particle Detection and Electronics supported by the Ministry of Science
and Technology of China.
Our research programs include both domestic projects in China and several large international collaborations.
These projects include: the BESIII experiment at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPCII); the ATLAS
experiment at CERN; the STAR experiment at BNL; the JLAB 12 GeV upgrade program, the Belle experiment
at KEK; the Dayabay nuclear reactor neutrino experiment; the space dark matter search experiment DAMPE; the
Large Area High Attitude Cosmic Ray project and the development of positron beam and muon beam at Chinese
Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS). We are also actively performing R&D of the particle detection for future
accelerator and non-accelerator based experiments. The research fields of theoretical physics are mainly
phenomenology of particle physics, the intermediate and high energy nuclear physics.
Applicants who are interested in the above or related fields are encouraged to submit applications with their CV,
publication list, research interests and arrange at least five/three recommendation letters (faculty/research scientist
and postdoc) via emails to qunwang@ustc.edu.cn and copied to zhaozg@ustc.edu.cn. 

•  Software Engineer for CMS DAQ/WBM project
Rice University has an opening for a software engineer to work on
DAQ/WBM projects at CMS. The position will be based at CERN.

Interested applicants can apply through:
https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/6534 .

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A summary of job description:

The Rice University group has an opening for a software engineer to work
on the online and data acquisition systems of the Compact Muon Solenoid
(CMS) experiment at CERN. The responsibilities for this position include
the development and maintenance of online systems that acquire and
monitor non-event data. Additionally, a significant responsibility will
involve software development for and maintenance of the CMS data
acquisition system. The successful applicant is expected to collaborate
with both technical staff and scientists and efficiently communicate in
such environments about requirements and proposed methodologies. The
work location will be at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. The successful
applicant must be willing to occasionally work outside regular working
hours, which may include nights, weekends, or official holidays, as well
as have a willingness to do shift and be on stand-by duty.

or Dr. Frank Geurts ( geurts@rice.edu ).


• Postdoctoral Opportunity in Experimental Nuclear physics in Rutgers University (Jan. 2016)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University invites applications for a postdoctoral position (or research associate) in experimental nuclear physics, to conduct research with Prof. Sevil Salur.
The researcher is expected to collaborate on studies of relativistic heavy ion collisions at LHC using the CMS experiment and focusing on the measurement of high momentum particles, including jet reconstruction, to
study the properties of deconfined quark-gluon matter. Continuing to do research with RHIC experiments is also possible. The position is initially for two years, starting as soon as the position is filled, and can be
renewed based upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or expect to receive one before their start date.

Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae,  publication list,  and a brief (1-2 page) description of research interests and accomplishments should be sent to salur@physics.rutgers.edu by April 15, 2016. Applicants
should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail by the same date.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without  regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran  status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment
on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion,  transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or  any other terms and conditions of employment.

• Postdoctoral Opportunity in Experimental Nuclear Structure, Reactions and Astrophysics (Jan. 2015)
Deadline: February 15th, 2016 `til filled.
See: -

The low energy nuclear physics experimental group at Rutgers University anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral position as of May 15, 2016.

The successful candidate would work under the supervision of Professor Jolie Cizewski, the Director of the Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science (RIBSS) and University of Tennessee-Knoxville Professor Robert Grzywacz, Associate Director of the RIBSS Center.

The RIBSS Center is a consortium of nuclear scientists, including those at Rutgers University, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, focusing on reaction and decay studies to probe nuclear structure and astrophysics. The successful candidate will become part of the team of scientists using radioactive decay and transfer reactions to study properties of unstable nuclei of interest to both nuclear structure and astrophysics. The successful candidate would be expected to take a leadership effort in simulating the response of scintillator detectors and develop new experimental techniques and detectors. The scintillator detector systems include the VANDLE array of plastic scintillators for beta-delayed and (d,n) reaction neutron detection, and HAGRiD, a new array of LaBr3 scintillator detectors for photons that is being developed. The activities of this Center are currently focused in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee. Experimental measurements are performed at stable and radioactive ion beam facilities including Michigan State University, Argonne National Laboratory and CERN in Switzerland.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for an early career scientist to develop an independent research program as part of an established user group. Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2016 until the position is filled. Applications with resume, list of publications, and names and contact information for three references should be sent to:
Professor Jolie A. Cizewski
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA
cizewski@physics.rutgers.edu

You are also welcome to contact Professor Grzywacz rgrzywac@utk.edu should you have questions.

• Postdoctoral Position LAL/LLR LHCb team (Jan. 2015)
See: https://inspirehep.net/record/1414681

A two-year postdoctoral position founded by the Paris-Saclay labex P2IO is opened in the joined LAL/LLR LHCb team. https://inspirehep.net/record/1414681

There are currently 10 CNRS permanent researchers, 4 post-docs and 2 PhD students in the joined LAL/LLR team. The group is involved in the operation of the calorimeter and the preparation for the detector upgrades. Analysis activities, in pp collisions, are focused on B and B_c^+ meson studies, search for D mesons rare decays and measurements of quarkonia properties. The group is also strongly involved in the study of heavy flavors production in heavy ion collisions, for which first data have just been recorded in late 2015.

The fellow will participate in this new effort to precisely study the features of the Quark Gluon Plasma. More precisely, the fellow will study heavy flavor (charmonium and/or open charm) productions in heavy ion collisions with the LHCb detector, in its “fixed-target” (SMOG) mode, benefiting from the deep expertise of the team both on the detector and physics aspects. She or he will also be invited to participate in the common efforts on reconstruction software, simulation or luminosity measurements.

The postdoc will be based at LLR with frequent visit at LAL. She or he will regularly go to CERN to participate in data-taking and monitoring of the detector. Applicants should have a PhD (or a fixed date of defense) and not more than 6 years of postdoctoral experience. The contract should start by the end of summer 2016.

Applications should include curriculum vitae and at least two letters of reference to be sent to Frédéric Fleuret (fleuret@llr.in2p3.fr) and Patrick Robbe (robbe@lal.in2p3.fr) before march 31st 2016.

• Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Assistant Professor Experimental Nuclear Physics and Detector Development at Temple University (Dec. 2015)
See: https://phys.cst.temple.edu/nupax/openings/Temple-University-Postdoctoral-Research-Fellow.pdf

The Temple University Nuclear and Particle Physics group has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow position in experimental nuclear physics with an emphasis on detector development. The group studies proton spin structure and dynamics using high-energy polarized p+p collisions at BNL/RHIC, focusing primarily on gluon and quark/antiquark polarization using both jet and W production. The group has a strong interest in micro-pattern detector development, in particular GEM detectors for a future Electron-Ion Collider. We profit from a new state-of-the-art detector and clean room facility provided by the new Science Education and Research Center at Temple University. The work is carried out in close collaboration with a group at CEA Saclay, led by Dr. Franck Sabatié, focusing on MicroMegas detectors. Extended research visits to France are anticipated.

The candidate is expected to play a leading role in physics analysis and detector development. A strong background in ROOT and general programming skills are required. In addition, a strong interest in detector development and experience in working with particle physics detectors is essential. Exceptional candidates might be considered for a position as a research assistant professor.

For full consideration, all application material, CV, research statement and three letters of recommendation should be submitted by February 15, 2016 by email to Professor Bernd Surrow (surrow@temple.edu). Any questions about this position can be directed here as well. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community. Applicants from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply

• CMS relativistic heavy-ion postdoc position at Purdue (Dec. 2015)

The Purdue High Energy Nuclear Physics group studies relativistic heavy-ion collisions as members of the RHIC-STAR and LHC-CMS experiments. Our primary physics interests are in the areas of particle correlations and heavy flavor production to elucidate the properties of high-density QCD. A post-doctoral research associate position is available within the group for CMS.

The position can start as early as January 1, 2016, and applications are open until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to lead a significant physics project and participate in experimental activities. This appointment is for one year, renewable up to three years. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required at time of appointment.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Prof. Fuqiang Wang at fqwang@purdue.edu.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics - JLab - Catholic University of America (Dec. 2015)
See: Below

The Physics Department at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in experimental nuclear physics, to begin in August 2016.

Our research program focuses on the study of hadron structure with electromagnetic probes through exclusive and semi-inclusive scattering experiments at the Jefferson Laboratory (JLab) - a flagship US nuclear physics facility in the US. The research at JLab will advance our understanding of the fundamental structure of matter and the origin of the mass of the visible universe, which comes ~98% from the interactions inside strongly bound systems. Our approved experimental program, which is scheduled to run in the next few years, is aimed at probing the valence quark structure of strongly interacting systems and the dynamics that bind the most basic elements of nuclear physics. The CUA group has a strong history of involvement and plays a central role at JLab. The group has built and is responsible for the tagger magnet system in Hall B, the aerogel Cherenkov detector in Hall C, and the tagger microscope in Hall D that is a major part of the beam line. Our latest project is the construction of the Neutral Particle Spectrometer (NPS) in Hall C. We are also involved in the development of the Electron Ion Collider (EIC), a next generation experimental facility, which would for the first time allow for studies of the fundamental structure of matter by directly probing the virtual force carriers of QCD, the gluons.

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which can be found here: https://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm.

We are searching mainly for candidates with a primary interest in the program of hadronic and nuclear physics carried out at JLab. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and will be expected to build a strong research program that will enhance the current programs at the Catholic University of America. We plan to hire at the assistant professor level, but will also consider particularly qualified more senior applicants.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field, have demonstrated the ability to initiate and lead research, have an established record of publications in scientific journals, and good teaching skills.  Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, publication record including citation information, research plan, teaching plan, and a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the candidate, through her or his research, teaching, and service, would make a distinctive contribution to advancing the University’s mission

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment.
Contact: Tanja Horn (email: hornt@cua.edu)
The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow(Nuclear Science)- Berkeley Lab's Nuclear Science Division (Nov 2015)
See: https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=81777

Position Summary:
Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division has an opening for an Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow. You will initiate and contribute to heavy-ion analyses of ALICE or STAR data, spin-physics data of STAR experiment, and/or to perform detector R&D towards STAR upgrades and/or a future Electron-Ion Collider experiment.

What You Will Do:
-Analyze heavy-ion experiments from ALICE at LHC or STAR at RHIC.
-Participate in taking data.
-Calibration and physics analysis.
-Data analysis for spin results from STAR experiment.
-Detector R&D with the state of art Si technology for future Electro-Ion Collider experiment.

What Is Required:
-Ph.D. in physics, nuclear and high-energy physics, or a closely related field, within the last two years.
-Experience with modern data analysis, simulation, and computer programming.
-Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral dissemination of scientific results.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by December 7, 2015.

Notes: This is a 2 year term appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. Salary for postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree. This position requires completion of a background check.

Berkeley Lab understands the postdoctoral experience in a research environment is unique.[hmm] We are committed to the growth and development of early career researchers in pursuit of becoming next generation scientists and engineers. Read about the excellent postdoctoral benefits at Berkeley Lab.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

• Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Radiation Therapy- Rice University (Nov 2015)

The selected candidate will join a team of researchers at Rice University and MD Anderson working in proton and ion therapy for cancer treatment. The candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics, preferably in medical, nuclear or particle physics. Proficiency with computer programing languages is required. Experience with programs to simulate the interaction of radiation with matter, like GEANT4, MCNPX, EGS, FLUKA, or similar computer tools will be required for carrying out the research program. Data analysis skills will be necessary to evaluate treatment plans based on Monte Carlo techinques. The successfull candidate will have to demonstrate critical thinking and the ability of carrying out independent research. The position will be available for three years. Please send your application and three letters of recommendation to Pablo P. Yepes (yepes@rice.edu).

• Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics (PHENIX/sPHENIX) - University of Michigan (Nov 2015)

The RHIC group at the University of Michigan is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate, with a start date between January and April 2016. The candidate will be expected to work primarily on analysis of PHENIX 2015 transversely polarized proton-proton data, as well as contribute to the development of the EMCal for the proposed sPHENIX detector at RHIC. The individual could be stationed either at BNL or in Ann Arbor.

Applicants should submit a CV and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Christine Aidala (caidala@umich.edu
• Tenure Track Faculty Position in Experimental Particle/Nuclear Physics - University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Nov 2015)
See: https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=65788&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1447084716666

Job Description:
The Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental particle/nuclear physics to start September 1, 2017. The focus area for this position is non-accelerator physics, including dark matter searches, neutrino physics, and physics probing fundamental symmetries at low energy. The new faculty member will be part of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions (http://www.physics.umass.edu/acfi/), recently established to enhance the interplay between theoretical and experimental research at the interface between the cosmic, intensity, and high-energy frontiers. The Department is currently involved in searches for WIMP dark matter (DarkSide), neutrino-less double beta decay (EXO-200/nEXO), and solar neutrinos (Borexino/SOX), and the precision determination of muon g-2. Other particle physics efforts include QCD probes at JLab, and ATLAS at CERN. Further information about the Department's research can be found at http://www.physics.umass.edu/.

Requirements:
The Department seeks an individual with outstanding research and a strong commitment to teaching. The candidate is expected to set up a vigorous, independent research program. A PhD or equivalent education in areas closely related to dark matter, neutrino, neutron, and low energy particle physics, and postdoctoral experience are required. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at higher ranks may receive consideration.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Application Instructions:
To apply online, please go to https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=65788&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1447084716666 to submit a resume, cover letter, a detailed research plan, a teaching statement, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of January 4, 2016, in order to ensure consideration.

• Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics - Wayne State University (Oct 2015)
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The High Energy Nuclear Physics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, invites applications for a postdoctoral research associates position. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in high energy particle or nuclear physics and have a strong background in the data analysis. The Wayne State group (Professors: W. Llope, C. Pruneau, J. Putschke, and S. Voloshin) is a member of the ALICE collaboration at LHC, and STAR at RHIC.

The successful candidate will conduct research and carry out data analysis in the area of the group interests (correlations, flow, jets).

Applications including a CV, a brief description of the research interests, list of publications, and three recommendation letters should be sent electronically to:
Prof. Sergei A. Voloshin, E-mail: voloshin@wayne.edu

• (2) Postdoctoral Research Position in Experimental Particle Physics (ALICE) - Utrecht University (Oct 2015)
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Requirements:
The Dutch ALICE group has a strong role in the measurements of fluctuations and correlations and in the preparation and construction of the new ALICE silicon inner tracking detector. We are looking for postdoctoral researchers who are able to take a strong leading role in data analysis and in the construction of the new silicon detector.

Offer:
The positions are for two years and available immediately. The candidate will be employed by Utrecht University and the positions are funded via NWO. You will receive a competitive salary, and an additional net allowance during a stay at CERN. The conditions of employment are excellent and include extra months' salary payment in May and December and good travel facilities.

Applications:
Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Dr. R.J.M. Snellings (head FOM ALICE program, Raimond.Snellings@cern.ch). Please be prepared to mail a curriculum vitae including a brief description of your research interests, and have the email addresses of at least three referents ready, who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

• Tenured-track/tenured lecturer position - University of California Riverside (Oct 2015)
Deadline: September 30th, 2015(for full consideration)
See: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00380

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Riverside invites applications for a Lecturer with the Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), beginning January 1, 2016. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Well-qualified and experienced candidates may instead be considered for a position as a Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE). These positions parallel the tenure-track faculty series and will involve classroom instruction and development of the department’s General Physics program. A Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline and demonstrated excellence in teaching and teaching pedagogy is required. Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, and educational grant writing is highly desirable.

The duties of the LPSOE/LSOE position will consist of: Classroom lecture instruction in lower division undergraduate General Physics (and possibly upper division instruction in the LPSOE/LSOEs area of specialization) and general oversight of the undergraduate General Physics program for non-Physics majors (including instructional pedagogy development and improvement, textbook evaluation and selection, TA training and oversight, development of student evaluation mechanisms, design of teaching laboratory experiments, etc.). The successful candidate will be expected to develop curricula and instructional initiatives, including preparation and submission of extramural instructional/educational grant proposals. Publication of pedagogical innovation and/or assessment methods in high-quality peer-reviewed journals will be encouraged.

Applicants should apply through the AP Recruit site at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00380 by September 30, 2015 for full consideration. It is necessary to submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of your background in education and your academic experience. It is also necessary to arrange for three reference letters to be submitted directly to the AP Recruit site by September 30, 2015. Review of applications will commence on September 30, 2015, but the position will remain open until filled. For any inquiries please contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Jory Yarmoff (yarmoff@ucr.edu). For more information about the UCR and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, please visit the campus web site at www.ucr.edu and the department website at www.physics.ucr.edu/.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

• Postdoctoral Positions (PHENIX & SeaQuest) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Sept 2015)
See: https://inspirehep.net/record/1315890

Job description:
The Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites outstanding applicants for post-doc positions in the High Energy Nuclear Physics Team of the Subatomic Physics Group (P-25). The team currently works primarily on RHIC spin, cold nuclear matter and heavy ion physics using the PHENIX detectors at BNL, and on nucleon structure and quark energy loss, polarized fixed target Drell-Yan physics and dark photon and dark Higgs search at Fermilab (E906/E1039/E1067). The team also led the construction of the two PHENIX muon trackers and recently completed the upgrade project to install a forward silicon vertex tracker into the PHENIX Detector. At Fermilab, we are building a polarized NH3 target for the E1039 and developing a new displaced dimuon trigger for the E1067 experiments.

The successful candidates will participate in our on-going physics programs, working on a combination of physics analysis and hardware tasks. The candidate must have or expect to complete soon a Ph.D. in physics, preferably high energy nuclear or particle physics, and it must be less than 5 years since the Ph.D. was granted. The post-doc term is for 2 years, with an option to renew for a third year. Potential candidates should submit a resume and three letters of reference to Dr. Ming Liu (mliu at lanl.gov).

Details about the LANL post-doc program can be found at: http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php

Desired Skills
Experience in physics analysis and detector technologies commonly used in high-energy nuclear and particle physics experiments is highly desired.

Education
A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in high-energy Nuclear or Particle Physics within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants should submit a comprehensive resume, a cover letter describing their qualifications with respect to all required and desired skills, and three references.

Positions do not require a security clearance. Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and exceptional candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Contact: Ming Liu
Email: mliu@lanl.gov
Letters of Reference should be sent to: mliu@lanl.gov

• Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Nuclear Physics - Lehigh University (Sept 2015)
Deadline: Now! or December 1st, 2015

The Lehigh University experimental relativistic heavy ion physics group has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher. The group works on the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory and is a member of the newly formed “A Large Acceptance Jet and Upsilon Detector” collaboration, also at Brookhaven.

The successful candidate will work closely with Rosi Reed, and is expected to play a leading role in the measurement of jets and jet-like correlations, as well as take an active supporting role in the Event Plane Detector project at STAR. The candidate should have some interest in the upcoming Beam Energy Scan II. The possibility will exist to work on a hardware or software project for the new “A Large Acceptance Jet and Upsilon Detector”. The candidate is expected to assist in the training of graduate students, and thus will be stationed at Lehigh University, but will also be expected to interact with the scientists at Brookhaven National Lab. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required at time of appointment.

The initial appointment period is for one year, with the possibility of renewal annually for three years contingent on acceptable job performance, with a negotiable starting date. Applications will be considered until position is filled; for full consideration, send materials before December 1, 2015. Applicants should send a CV and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to the website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6218.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

• Postdoctoral Position - Relativisitc Heavy Ion Physics (ALICE/PHENIX) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Sept 2015)
See: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_knoxville/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with the Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics group. Our group is currently working both at the ALICE experiment at the LHC and at the PHENIX experiment at RHIC. Within ALICE our main responsibilities are focused on the Electromagnetic Calorimeters and the upgrade of the TPC, whereas at PHENIX we are primarily working with the Muon Arms subsystem. We also have a very close collaboration with the Heavy Ion Reactions Group at ORNL, and we expect our postdoc to interact substantially with that group.

The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in physics with experience in nuclear or high energy physics, will be expected to mentor graduate students, and to travel extensively to CERN and/or BNL. Apply by submitting a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a brief research statement at https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_knoxville/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en. Candidates should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to Prof. Soren Sorensen, 401 Nielsen Physics Building, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200 (preferably via email to sorensen@utk.edu). We assume the successful candidate will start as soon as possible or no later than spring 2016.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

• Postdoctoral Researcher on CMS Experiment - Princeton University (Based at either CERN or Fermilab) (Sept 2015)
See: http://physics.princeton.edu/jobs/ , #1500760

The University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with the High Energy Experiment group in the Physics Department. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in an R&D project on charged particle tracking reconstruction, and other pattern recognition problems, on parallel processor architectures. The candidate will also have the opportunity to do their own research on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. For additional information, please contact the principal investigator Dr. Peter Elmer ( Peter.Elmer@cern.ch ). This position will be based either at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland or alternatively at Fermilab, near Chicago, IL, subject to negotiation with the principle investigator. This is a full-time, one year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

Essential Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics or a closely related field
- Strong programming skills, in particular with C++ and Python
- Experience developing large-scale scientific software applications, in particular event reconstruction (pattern recognition) techniques relevant for high energy and nuclear physics detectors.
- Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to direct efforts of others within teams of various sizes
- Experience working in large, international scientific collaborations and delivering software in such contexts
- Experience with charged particle tracking reconstruction on large high energy or nuclear physics detectors
- Experience with software performance optimization and/or new processor architectures (GPUs, Xeon Phi, etc.) and associated software technologies (CUDA, OpenCL, etc.)

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

To apply online, please visit http://physics.princeton.edu/jobs/ and submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.

• (2) Tenure-Track Faculty Position(s) in Physics - United States Naval Academy (Maryland) (Sept 2015)
Deadline: October 1, 2015 + Fill time
See: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/AsstProfPhysics2015.php

Position Description:
The Naval Academy's Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in physics. We are looking to fill two positions. Appointments at all ranks will be considered, but the preference is for junior faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor.
These positions may begin as early as the Fall of 2016.

Our highest priority in conducting a search is finding promising candidates who are interested in developing as teachers in a small-classroom highly-interactive environment as they continue to develop as researchers in their field of expertise.

Teaching is in the context of small classes (class sizes of 24 students or less), with two classes a semester being typical for faculty with a strong research program. We do not have a graduate program here, and thus no TA's either, so faculty members are fully responsible for their classes. Summer school is taught typically by military officers and so the summer months see the balance shift to entirely being research driven for civilian faculty. During the school year, civilian faculty members strive to find an appropriate balance between teaching and research.

In addition to showing signs of being able to establish and carry forward a research program that results in peer-reviewed publications, it is particularly attractive if your research program provides opportunities for upper-class majors to be involved. We have a diversity of experimentalists and theorists (both formal and computational) in our department, and we encourage candidates to think about possible collaborative efforts within our department. Feel free to explore our department webpages for further information, www.usna.edu/PhysicsDepartment.

• Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics - University of Colorado, Boulder (Sept 2015)
Deadline: November 15, 2015 + Fill time
See: https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/106668

The Department of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental nuclear physics. Applications are welcomed in all areas of nuclear physics including relativistic heavy ions, nuclear structure/reactions, medium energy hadronic physics, and fundamental symmetries. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or related areas and should submit curriculum vitae, publication record including citation information, research plan, and teaching plan.

Candidates should apply electronically to https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/106668 (posting # F02813)and should be prepared to provide contact information for three referees so that letters of reference may be requested.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Questions should be submitted to NuclExpSearch@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu

• Sub-Atomic Physics (P-25) Group Leader - Los Alamos National Laboratory (Sept 2015)

External applicants can apply by visiting their jobs site at http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/jobs and searching for job number IRC40315.

What You Will Do
Provide overarching technical leadership and management for the Subatomic Physics Group (P-25) and its multiple scientific projects, and serve as a member of the Physics Division management team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The P-25 Group Leader will report to the Physics Division Leader and contribute to the integrated management and technical leadership of the Division as a whole, working effectively and collaboratively with other groups and program management both within and outside the Division. The successful candidate will lead the Group's strategic and tactical planning directed toward maintaining and refining the long-range Group vision and mission. The Group Leader is responsible for all aspects of Group operations, which includes: effective program development and execution, sound fiscal management, personnel recruiting, professional development, personnel supervision, and working to ensure that Group conduct of operations meets all Laboratory and DOE requirements in safety, security, and environmental management. The successful candidate will also work with other Physics Division leaders in determining and promoting long-range goals which help ensure the overall success of the Division.

What You Need(minimum)
-Record of successful research in a scientific field relevant to at least one of the Group's core research areas or programs, as demonstrated by published articles or project reports.
-Strong record of effective written and verbal communication skills, as evidenced by application materials, letters of reference, interactions with colleagues both inside and outside the Lab, and by seminars, briefings, presentations, and publications.
-Demonstrated successful leadership of a line organization or a large project, of at least 5 or more staff or $5M per year or more, within a scientific research organization -Demonstrated capability in program development and demonstrated scientific and organizational leadership as evidenced by the ability to form, organize, administer, and lead scientific projects or teams. -Financial management skills and commitment to good business practices as demonstrated by performance and accomplishments in previous work assignments. -Demonstrated commitment to the professional development and mentoring of employees. -Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with regulatory and oversight agencies and personnel relevant to the Laboratory. -Record of commitment to safety, security, quality, diversity in the workplace, and AA/EEO. -Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship. For more complete information, please see the link above If anyone is interested in the position, please contact Ming Xiong Liu(ming@bnl.gov) ASAP • Postdoctoral Research Associate - High Energy Nuclear Physics - CMS - University of Illinois at Chicago (Jul 2015) Deadline: October 15, 2015 See: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=54682&job=postdoctoral-rese arch-associate-physics Description: The High Energy Nuclear Physics group at the University of Illinois at Chicago has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work on the CMS experiment. The successful candidate will carry out research and physics analysis on CMS data with a focus on studies of the quark gluon plasma. Candidates should have experience in high energy physics, relativistic heavy ions, or a related field, and preference will be given to applicants with experience in jets, jet-reconstruction, and/or heavy flavor. Applications should be completed by October 15, 2015 and must include a curriculum vita, a brief description of research interests, and the names of three references. For general questions about this position, please contact Professor Olga Evdokimov ( evdolga@uic.edu) or Professor David Hofman (hofman@uic.edu). The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Duties: Perform physics analysis and service work related to the CMS experiment. Supervise graduate and undergraduate students. Qualifications: PhD in Physics or related field. Please find more at the link listed above. • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics[CMS+sPHENIX] at Vanderbilt University (Jun 2015) Deadline: July 1, 2015 See: http://research.vanderbilt.edu/postdocs/opps/details/?id=180 The Vanderbilt University experimental relativistic heavy ion physics group has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The group works on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and the PHENIX experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The candidate will be expected to focus on physics data analysis and may support the Tier-2 computing center for CMS. The possibility exists to work on a hardware or software project for sPHENIX. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the training of graduate students. The initial appointment period is for one year, with the possibility of renewal annually for three years contingent on the availability of research funds and adherence to standards of appropriate performance and conduct. Applications will be considered until position is filled; for full consideration, send materials before July 1, 2015. Please send c.v. with references and cover letter to Vicki Greene at senta.v.greene@vanderbilt.edu. Please find more at the link listed above. • Post-doctoral Research Associate in High Energy Nuclear Physics[PHENIX], New Mexico State University-based at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Jun 2015) Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015 See: http://inspirehep.net/record/1373671 The Nuclear and Particle Physics group at New Mexico State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position (Req. No. 1500255S) in Experimental High-Energy Nuclear Physics. The position will be based at Brookhaven National Laboratory as part of the PHENIX Collaboration at RHIC. Our physics focus is on the internal structure of the nucleon, explored at RHIC through collisions of polarized protons with other protons and nuclei. Fundamental questions about the quark and gluon contributions to the spin structure of the nucleon are under investigation. Analysis projects in this area are immediately available, as well as simulation projects that look forward to PHENIX detector upgrades. The successful candidate will work with our experimental nuclear and particle physics group consisting of three faculty members (Stephen Pate, Vassili Papavassiliou, and Xiaorong Wang), one other research associate, and several graduate students. A doctoral degree or equivalent in physics is required; experience in experimental medium-energy or high-energy nuclear physics or particle physics is preferred. Salaries are competitive and a comprehensive package of benefits is offered. An electronic job application must be filled out and documents attached as stated on the posting announcement: go to https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/22073 for complete application instructions. Review of applications will begin on August 31, 2015. NMSU is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action university. Applications from minorities and women are particularly encouraged. Contact: Professor Stephen Pate Email: pate@nmsu.edu Please find more at the link listed above. • NERSC Positions(Variety) - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA (May 2015) Deadline: N/A See: https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/cr/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&radiusType=K&searchExpanded=false&organization=108360471996&radius=1 HPC Consultant: Application Performance NERSC is seeking an HPC consultant to help its users create application codes that run efficiently on next-generation energy efficient supercomputers, provide technical support and training, serve as user advocates, and help NERSC develop and deploy new technologies. https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=80700&lang=en HPC Consultant: High Energy & Nuclear Physics Support NERSC is seeking a candidate to join the Consulting team to support the High Energy and Nuclear Physics community on systems supported by NERSC. https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=81045&lang=en High Performance Data Analytics Engineer https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=80567 Big Data Engineer/Architect https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=80426 HPC Performance Engineer As a member of the Advanced Technology Group you will contribute to an ongoing team effort to develop a complete understanding of the issues that contribute to optimal application and computer system performance on extreme-scale advanced architectures. https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=80287&lang=en NERSC Exascale Science Applications Postdoctoral Fellow NERSC is looking for Postdoctoral Fellows to conduct applied research and development in the area of energy-efficient high-performance scientific computing (HPC). https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=80066&lang=en Please find more at the links listed above. • Postdoctoral Positions(Two) -LHCb LAL - Orsay, FR (May 2015) Deadline: June 2, 2015 See: http://inspirehep.net/record/1364461 Job description: Two three-year postdoc positions are opened in the LHCb LAL (Orsay, FR) group funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The contracts should start between July 1st and December 1st 2015. There are currently 9 CNRS permanent researchers, 2 post-docs and 4 PhD students in the LHCb LAL group. The group is involved in the monitoring of the current calorimeter (read-out electronics, level 0 trigger calibration) but also in the preparation for the upgrade (read-out of the calorimeter at 40 MHz, Low Level Trigger as well as tracking and simulation for the SciFi). Analysis activities of the group are focused on the study of B decays in modes with open-charm, search for very rare decays of D mesons, measurements of quarkonia properties using hadronic decays, B+c meson studies and analysis of B meson decays into K*ll. The post-docs will be requested to work in the area of Heavy Ion at LHCb for which the ERC project has been funded. One post-doc will concentrate on reconstruction software and on the development of the triggers algorithms. The other post-doc will work on the simulation and analysis of heavy ion data. In both cases, previous experience in these areas would be appreciated although not mandatory. The data analysis activities will include quarkonium and open charm studies in the three LHC running configurations, proton-proton, proton-lead and lead-lead collisions as well as beam gas interactions with the “SMOG” system. The postdocs will be based in Orsay but will regularly go to CERN in particular to participate in data-taking and monitoring of the detector. The applications should be sent to Giulia Manca (giulia.manca@cern.ch) and Patrick Robbe (robbe@lal.in2p3.fr) before June 2nd 2015. The application should include: 1.A cover letter explaining the interest in the position; 2.A curriculum vitae; 3.A list of publications, highlighting the personal contribution of the candidate; 4.The names of two referees. The applicant must ask the referees to send a letter of recommendation directly to the two addresses given above within the indicated date. For additional information please contact Giulia Manca (giulia.manca@cern.ch) or Patrick Robbe (robbe@lal.in2p3.fr). LAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and especially invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Contact: giulia manca Email: giulia.manca@cern.ch Website: http://www.ca.infn.it/~manca/ Letters of Reference should be sent to: giulia.manca@cern.ch Please find more at the link listed above. • Post-doctoral Research Associate - RHIC-STAR Experiment, Purdue University (Apr 2015) Deadline: Now (Can start Aug.1) See: http://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/7067156 The Purdue High Energy Nuclear Physics group studies relativistic heavy-ion collisions as members of the RHIC-STAR and LHC-CMS experiments. Our primary physics interests are in the areas of particle correlations and heavy flavor production to elucidate the properties of high-density QCD and the QGP. A post-doctoral research associate position is available within the group for STAR. The position can start as early as August 1, 2015, and applications are open until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to lead a significant physics initiative and/or hardware project. This appointment is for one year, renewable up to three years. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required at time of appointment. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Prof. Fuqiang Wang at fqwang@purdue.edu. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please find the source at the link listed above. • Postdoctoral Position - ALICE Heavy Ion at Utrecht University (Apr 2015) Deadline: Now See: http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~misch101/positions.htm The Institute for Subatomic Physics at Utrecht University has an opening for a postdoc position in Experimental Relativistic Heavy-Ion Physics. The group is strongly involved in heavy-flavour physics in the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, operates the Silicon Strip Detector and has a strong role in the R&D of the upgrade of the Inner Tracking System in ALICE. The position is funded through a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Job description The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in the measurement of D and B meson production in elementary proton-proton and lead-lead collisions using run-2 data. The candidate will be stationed at Utrecht University and will also have significant interactions with scientists at the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef) in Amsterdam. Longer stays at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) are foreseen. This is a two-years term appointment with the possibility of renewal. The Collective Employment Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities forms an integral part of the contract of employment. The expected starting date for the positions is 1 September 2015. Qualifications - PhD in experimental particle or nuclear physics, obtained within the last four years. - Strong knowledge and experience in analysis of large volume data sets in particle physics experiments (C++ programming). - Hands-on expertise in development of physics analysis applications. - Ample experience in heavy-flavour physics is of advantage. - Excellent understanding of the hardware and software aspects of the computational infrastructure used in particle physics. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in an international team environment. Further details More information about this position can be obtained from the principle supervisor Dr. André Mischke (a.mischke@uu.nl) and can be found on the group website http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~misch101/. How to reply Interested candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a brief statement of research interest and arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. André Mischke, Institute for Subatomic Physics, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Princetonplein 5, 3584 CS Utrecht, the Netherlands or via e-mail to: a.mischke@uu.nl. The applicant will be assessed according to the Code of Conduct at Utrecht University. Applications will be accepted any time up until the position is filled. Please find more at the link listed above. • Postdoctoral in RHIC Spin Physics, University of California, Riverside (Apr 2015) Deadline: Now See: N/A The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a term appointment to conduct research in experimental nucleon spin physics. The appointed individual will work on the PHENIX experiment at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The analysis efforts of the UC Riverside spin group led by Ken Barish and Rich Seto include longitudinal and transverse spin physics in high energy polarized proton reactions. UCR is involved in the MPC-EX upgrade, and future efforts include sPHENIX and fsPHENIX. The candidate may be in residence at Brookhaven National Laboratory or in Riverside depending on the exact work plan. Applicants should submit a resume highlighting personal research achievements, a list of publications where your contributions were significant, and a statement of research interests and expertise to Prof. Kenneth Barish (Kenneth.Barish@ucr.edu). In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. UC Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Please find more at the link listed above. • Data Science Internships, San Francisco, CA (Apr 2015) Deadline: April 26th Start Date: June 15th Length: 12 Weeks Full Time Rate:$30/hr
See: https://www.atlassian.com/company/careers/jobs/listing?org=ATLASSIAN&cws=1&rid=2294

Blurb on qualifications:

You are an outstanding Scientist/Mathematician with a strong quantitative background. You have a keen interest in the study of predictive modeling and customer success. You have experience performing statistical analyses on large complex datasets. You love to wrangle a jumble of data and tame it to serve your purposes. You don't just want to make pretty plots, you want to put your learning and results into action, with the heart of a theorist and the mind of an experimentalist. You are currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Biophysics or related field. You have experience with multi-paradigm programming. You have experience building ETL jobs to process data and some familiarity with relational databases, SQL, Redshift and/or HIVE. You're familiar with predictive modeling and with writing API's for serving up and calling data. You're familiar with at least one statistical package such as R, CERN Root, SPSS, Python, Matlab, etc. Ideally, you have experience with more than one programming language, experience with distributed computing (Amazon EC2, Grid Computing, Hadoop, etc), experience with ETL tools (e.g. Kettle), experience working with real world datasets in a collaborative environment, and experience with machine learning and predictive modeling.

• Postdoctoral Research Associate (STAR), William Marsh Rice University, Houston, Texas (Mar 2015)
See:TBD

The experimental high-energy nuclear physics group at Rice University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in physics analyses in the area of heavy-flavor and dilepton physics as well as be actively involved in the group’s responsibilities for STAR’s time-of-flight and muon-telescope detectors. It is anticipated that the position be initially based in Houston, TX with a possibility of relocation to BNL at a later time.

Interested candidates should hold a Ph.D. in high-energy nuclear or particle physics and submit by email a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, and a brief description of research experience and interests. In addition, the candidate is expected to arrange for three references who are expected to send their letter of recommendation by email to Prof. Frank Geurts (geurts@rice.edu). Applications received by April 24 will receive fullest attention.

Rice University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in its admissions policies, educational programs, or employment of faculty or staff. Please find more at the link listed above.
• Antideuteron Physics - NA61/SHINE Data Analysis --Post-Doc-- Hawai'i+CERN (March 2015)
See: http://inspirehep.net/record/1333795

The research goal is to improve the understanding of antideuteron physics by measuring (anti)deuteron and antiproton production cross-sections with the fixed target experiment NA61/SHINE for the purpose of reducing the uncertainties of cosmic ray antideuteron searches. The successful candidate will participate in NA61/SHINE data taking, experiment calibration, data analysis, and interpretation and will have the opportunity to regularly spend time at CERN. The group is also working on the antideuteron analysis with the ISS-based AMS-02 experiment and the development of the balloon-borne antideuteron experiment GAPS.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree, preferentially in (astro)particle physics. Experience with data analysis and software development is expected. The initial term of this position is for one year. Renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Send application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and contact information of at least two references) to philipvd@hawaii.edu. Please specify in the subject of the email: Postdoctoral fellow in NA61/SHINE data analysis.

Inquiries
Dr. Philip von Doetinchem
Assistant Professor
e-mail: philipvd@hawaii.edu
www.phys.hawaii.edu/~philipvd
www.antideuteron.com

Contact: Philip von Doetinchem
Email: philipvd@hawaii.edu
Letters of Reference should be sent to: philipvd@hawaii.edu
• Staff Scientist in Experimental Nucleon Structure Physics, Nuclear Physics Division (SPhN) of CEA-Saclay (Feb 2015)
See: Below

SPhN conducts world-leading research on the following topics: quark-gluon plasma, nucleon structure, nucleus structure, nuclear reactions and applications.

The candidate will be appointed in the SPhN laboratory of nucleon structure. The laboratory is currently preparing the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) experiments to be conducted with the CLAS12 spectrometer in the Hall B of Jefferson Lab. The candidate will be involved in the installation and commissioning of the Micromegas vertex tracker as well as the running and analysis of the DVCS experiments expected to take data in 2016. A significant amount of travel to the US will be expected in the first few years.

Candidates with high scientific potential, finishing their PhD or up to a few years of postdoc are strongly encouraged to apply. Significant experience in HEP data analysis is a requirement; some experience in instrumentation is desirable.

Candidates should send a cover letter describing their research activities and prospects, a Curriculum Vitae including a list of recent or important publications, two letters of recommendation, and when applicable a copy of their PhD thesis as well as the jury reports on their manuscript and/or PhD defense. Documents should be sent preferably by email to danielle.coret@cea.fr (cc: franck.sabatie@cea.fr), or alternatively by postal mail to:

Danielle CORET
Irfu/SPhN
CEA-Saclay
91191 Gif-sur-Yvette
FRANCE

For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by April 3rd 2015. A committee will release the list of candidates selected for an interview at the beginning of May 2015. The interviews of selected candidates are foreseen at the beginning of June 2015.

• Research Associate Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado (Jan 2015)
See:https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/94400

The University of Colorado Boulder experimental nuclear physics group is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The PI, Jamie Nagle, is involved in the PHENIX experiment and upgrades for sPHENIX and EIC detector options. The candidate will be expected to carry out research with the experimental group with a focus on physics analysis and detector development work. The candidate may be in residence at Brookhaven National Laboratory or in Boulder, Colorado depending on the exact work plan.

• Heavy Ion Reactions Research Associate - ALICE EMCal/DCal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory(based at CERN) (Dec 2014)
See: http://goo.gl/i5AHNI
Note: This position is different than the posting listed a couple slots down.

The Heavy Ion Reactions group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified candidates for a new Research Associate position to conduct experimental research in heavy ion nuclear physics and coordinate operation of the Electromagnetic Calorimeter of the ALICE Experiment at CERN.
Responsibilities:
- Coordinate operation of the ALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter (EMCal/ DCal)
- Responsible for conducting independent research with the ALICE Experiment, reporting research results, and publishing scientific results in key peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
- Collaborate with other scientists and technical personnel to carry out research projects
- Participate in the initiation of new research directions and development of research proposals
Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in High Energy Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics, or closely related field required
- Must have completed all degree requirements before starting appointment and be within five years of receiving doctorate
- Strong background in all aspects of readout electronics, detector hardware and operations, and data analysis
- Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences

The initial appointment is a temporary 24 month assignment in Geneva, Switzerland. Questions may be sent to Tom Cormier (cormiertm at ornl.gov) or Ken Read (readkf at ornl.gov). For further details and to apply, see: http://goo.gl/i5AHNI .
[Research Associate - ALICE EMCal/DCal Project in Switzerland / NB50462854]
• Junior Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics(Tenure Track), Georgia State University/RIKEN BNL Research Center (Dec 2014)
See: http://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/6555064/junior-faculty-position-in-experimental-nuclear-and-particle-physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in experimental nuclear and particle physics, to begin in August 2015 pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will hold a joint physics faculty fellowship with GSU and the RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for a period up to 5 years. The fellow will be a full-time faculty member at GSU and spend approximately 6 months each at RBRC and GSU during each year of the fellowship.
The faculty fellow will be expected to teach during at least one semester per year at GSU and establish a vigorous, funded research program that complements our current nuclear physics group, led by faculty members Dr. Xiaochun He and Dr. Murad Sarsour.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Physics or closely related field and must have at least three years of relevant post-doctoral research experience. Candidates with experience in nuclear physics technology, detector development, and/or software development that can make significant contributions to large collaborative proposals in heavy ion collider and/or electron ion collider physics are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, submit an application letter, a CV with a publication list, a detailed research plan explaining how the proposed research will complement and enhance existing research, teaching plans, and the names and contact information for at least three references to Nuclear Physics Search Committee at PhySearch@phy-astr.gsu.edu. Application materials should be in PDF format.

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• Theory @ Institute for Nuclear Theory [3 Positions], University of Washington, Seattle Washington (Dec 2014)
Director of the Institute/Tenured Prof, Research Assistant Prof/Postdoc, Postdoc
Deadline: Feb. 1 2015, Dec. 1 2014, Dec. 1 2014

See: http://www.int.washington.edu/jobs_int.html
• Heavy Ion Reactions Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Nov 2014)
See: http://goo.gl/HW7RWz
The Heavy Ion Reactions group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified candidates for a new Postdoctoral Research Associate position to conduct experimental research and work on the development of readout electronics for an upgrade of the Time Projection Chamber of the ALICE Experiment

Qualifications Required
- PhD in High Energy Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics, or closely related field
- Must have completed all degree requirements before starting their appointment, and be within five years of receiving Doctorate
- Ability to communicate in English to an international scientific audience
- Motivated, safety conscious, and possessing excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
- Strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences.
- Capable of innovative research with minimal supervision and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues
- Work with staff and contribute to the production of research proposals
- Requires International Travel

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:
- Strong background in in all aspects of detector hardware, operations, and data analysis
- Strong experience with readout electronics, data acquisition, electronics testing and operations

The initial appointment is a temporary, full-time assignment for two years with the option to renew term annually for a maximum of three years. Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position. Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to PSDrecruit@ornl.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

[Postdoctoral Research Associate - ALICE TPC Upgrade Project / NB50458275]
• Project Scientist/Software Developer for Particle Data Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Nov 2014)
The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an opening for a Project Scientist in the Particle Data Group (PDG, see http://pdg.lbl.gov). The PDG publishes the biennial Review of Particle Physics, a comprehensive summary of high-energy physics as well as related areas of cosmology and astrophysics. The Review is the most cited publication in high-energy physics.
The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to improve and maintain the PDG software. This includes working on the algorithms for evaluating particle physics data and producing the Review, the development of new web applications, and enhancing existing applications. Development of apps for making PDG products available on smart phones and tablets is also planned. The successful candidate will interact with the members of the international PDG collaboration and will be expected to stay current in the fields of physics and software development.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable experience in particle physics or a related area. Extensive experience in programming in modern languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python or C++ is required. A good understanding of particle physics and of the statistical methods used is required. The individual must have good communication skills and be able to work effectively in a team environment.
Further desirable qualifications include experience with: designing and implementing modern software for web applications; scientific typesetting; modern software development tools and libraries; using and designing relational databases; iOS or Android app development; migrating legacy Fortran code to modern software languages. For inquiries please contact Juerg Beringer (jberinger [at] lbl [dot] gov).
• Junior Faculty position at MIT in Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics, MiT (Nov 2014)
Deadline: Nov 21st, 2014 EXTENDED to December 5th, 2014

The research groups in the Nuclear and Particle Division and Laboratory for Nuclear Science (http://web.mit.edu/lns/) have a wide range of interests, including strong interaction physics, electroweak symmetry breaking, dark matter searches, neutrino physics, physics beyond the standard model and accelerator physics. This faculty search is broad in scope and applicants with research interests in these and other areas of experimental nuclear and particle physics are strongly encouraged to apply.
Faculty members at MIT conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate participation in research. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research. Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level. More senior appointments will be considered only in exceptional cases.
The application deadline is November 21, 2014. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter not to exceed 3 pages in length)to this site and should also arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded. Only web submissions will be accepted. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Gunther Roland, Search Committee Chair, rolandg@mit.edu. Candidates who are uncertain whether they fit into a particular search should contact the search chair.

• Applications Physicist who will be the coordinator of the Fermilab Test Beam Facility (Nov 2014)
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory seeks highly qualified candidates for an Applications Physicist I position. The successful candidate will serve as the coordinator for experimental activities within the world-leading Fermilab Test Beam Facility. This facility is open to a wide range of users within the experimental physics community participating in detector research and development. The goal of the Fermilab Test Beam program is to provide flexible access to test beams for all detector tests, with relatively low bureaucratic overhead and a guarantee of safety, coordination, and oversight.

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions
• Ph. D. in Physics or its equivalent
• Strong record with a minimum of three years post-graduate experience working with particle accelerators or detectors
• Experience performing analysis on experimental data
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to coordinate contributions from a wide ranging group of personnel including visiting and lab scientists, engineers, technicians, beam operators, and safety officers
• Ability to understand technical data and specifications and communicate this understanding with others
• Ability to incorporate computers in everyday work

• Postdoc: Commissioning of the MuID system of Belle II, Indiana University @ KEK (Oct 2014)
Consideration begins: Dec. 1st, 2014
http://inspirehep.net/record/1324306

The Department of Physics at Indiana University in Bloomington invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the Belle II detector at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan. The Belle II experiment is an upgrade to the Belle experiment and is scheduled to receive the first beams for detector commissioning in 2016 which makes this a great time to join.
Indiana University is part of the US Belle II project, which is lead by DOEs Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Our group contributes significantly to the muon ID system and the prospective candidate is expected to work on commissioning of this system in collaboration with other US Belle II institutions. Potential aspects are online and offline software development, simulations, firmware development as well as various installation tasks. Therefore experience with detector commissioning and/or FPGA programming is a plus.
The candidate will also have the opportunity to analyze existing Belle data. He or She is expected to be based permanently at KEK. Initial appointments as a postdoctoral research associate will be for one year, with possible renewal for up to two additional years. A Ph.D. in experimental particle physics is required. We will review all applications and will continue to review until the position is filled. Applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration
Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1144. Questions regarding the position can be sent to: Dr. Anselm Vossen (avossen@indiana.edu) for additional information regarding the application process
• STAR Postdoc Position, LBNL (Oct 2014)
Consideration begins: Dec. 1st, 2014
https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=80231

The Relativistic Nuclear Collisions (RNC) program of the Nuclear Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) invites applications for a postdoctoral opportunity. The position will work on ultra-relativistic heavy ion physics with the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). RNC plays a leading role in the STAR Heavy Flavor Tracker (HFT) project. The HFT, which is a recent upgrade to STAR, recorded its first data during the 2014 RHIC run. The HFT enables important new measurements of heavy flavor production and dynamics in heavy ion collisions, which address crucial issues in the study of the Quark-Gluon Plasma. RNC also plays a leading role in the development of future upgrades for STAR.
The successful candidate will participate in HFT physics analysis and the publication of results. The postdoc will also contribute to the HFT software and calibration, as well as to future upgrade projects in STAR.

# Star Junior Representative Election Information

Here is the information for the currently nominated Juniors for the vacant Junior Representative position. The election begins on 12/19/2016 at 6pm EST and ends on 12/31/2016 at 6pm EST. Both nominees have written a statement. The statements are below for you to read.

------Nominees------

Daniel Brandenburg

Hello fellow STAR Juniors,

My name is Daniel Brandenburg and I am a PhD student at Rice University in Frank Geurt's research group. I have really enjoyed being a part of STAR during my PhD and as a junior rep I hope to help make it an enjoyable experience for current and future STAR juniors. I feel strongly that STAR should be a welcoming community where we can all learn from each other. Throughout my time in STAR I have tried to help other students and lead by example to help make STAR a good environment for myself and others. I know that I have benefitted a lot from the older students that helped me get started in STAR. I think that being a Junior Rep will give me the opportunity to foster the same kind of cooperative and helpful culture. Also, I have a good relationship with many of the STAR seniors and am willing to talk to them on behalf of other juniors whenever needed.

I know that people join STAR and in general pursue a PhD for many different reasons. For this reason, I will work with Alex and Kathryn to continue the successful pattern of including talks from various STAR alumni in the agenda for Junior's Day ( about working in industry, finding post-doc positions etc.). In general I think it is important to make sure that students graduating from STAR understand how valuable their time and experience is and that it can be applied to whatever field they want to move into. I work well with Alex and Kathryn and expect that the three of us will make a good team planning events and organizing social activities.

I have really enjoyed getting to know many of you through collaboration meetings and conferences and if I don't know you yet I hope that we can meet at the next STAR meeting.

Thank you, 谢谢, dêkuji, merci, arigato, gracias, danke!
Daniel Brandenburg

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Niseem Magdy Abdelrahman

I love science and particularly Physics and Math. I was always wondering about the

underlying mechanism for the natural phenomena, and how this behavior can be explained
pricesley from Math and Physics. My love and interest increase over the course of my
post-high school study. I see myself in the future as a sincere scientist who has strong
passion for Physics.

Moving to the practical scientific environment, I have accepted an opportunity to work at
the theoretical physics center at MTI in 2013. Within two years I have succeeded with the
aid of my collaborators to publish four papers (Phys.Rev. C89 (2014) 055210, Phys.Rev.
C90 (2014) 015204, J.Phys. G42 (2015) 015004, Phys.Rev. C91 (2015) 015206) mainly
in the Effective Quantum Field Theory topics.

I moved to BNL as a visiting researcher working with Dr. Sorensen in the STAR
experiment in 2014. Now I'm a Graduate student at the Stony Brook University working on
flow measurements in Beam energy scan.

In my three years as STAR member I have learned many things about how the STAR
collaboration works and how important the juniors community is. The juniors community
helps many of the juniors solve problems in an effective way, and I think I could be a