POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS WITH FERMI-LAT AND CTA AT THE SLAC NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY
The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), conducts world-class research in particle physics, particle astrophysics and cosmology, and photon science. In the fields of particle astrophysics and cosmology, the laboratory is closely integrated with the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) of Stanford University.
SLAC invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work with the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) and the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) at SLAC. The LAT, the primary instrument of the Fermi mission, has been surveying the sky since June 2008, and the LAT data are spurring a number of advances in high-energy astrophysics. SLAC hosts the LAT Instrument Science Operations Center (ISOC) and is responsible for the calibration, initial data processing, and monitoring of the science data for the LAT. Research at SLAC related to Fermi focuses on physics in particular on the indirect search for dark matter, and on cosmic particle acceleration. For details about the LAT, its operations, and science see http://glast.stanford.edu/ and http://fgst.slac.stanford.edu/. SLAC is also involved in the development of CTA, the next-generation ground-based gamma-ray experiment. For CTA, SLAC is developing front-end electronics for camera readout and studying possible array layouts through simulations.
The appointee will conduct research with Fermi, CTA and related multiwavelength data and play significant roles in instrument performance monitoring, analysis, and optimization in collaboration with the ISOC. Applicants should hold a recent Ph. D. in Physics or Astrophysics. The appointment, which offers competitive salary and benefits, is for two years, with the potential for subsequent annual renewals subject to satisfactory performance.
Applicants should provide a statement of research interests, a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent. All applications should be submitted through the web interface at http://kipac.stanford.edu/kipac/competition/ - please indicate specifically if you are applying for the Fermi-LAT/CTA position. The deadline for receipt of documents is December 1st, 2012, although late applications may be considered until the position is filled. Informal inquiries regarding the position may be addressed to email@example.com.