The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position to work on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The CMS group at CMU consists of Professors John Alison and Manfred Paulini together with emeriti faculty Thomas Ferguson, James Russ, and Helmut Vogel.
We expect the successful applicant to significantly contribute to CMU's involvement in the CMS Phase-2 upgrade for the High-Luminosity LHC, where CMU is setting up a module assembly center for the CMS high-granularity endcap calorimeter upgrade. We are also involved in the operation of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter. Our group is active in CMS data analyses using the Higgs boson and models of supersymmetry to search for physics beyond the standard model. We also work with faculty in CMU's departments of Machine Learning and Statistics. Applications from candidates with interests in exploring machine learning in particle physics are especially welcome.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.