Research Associate - Experimental

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Department Name: 
Fundamental Physics
Street Line 1: 
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 11
City: 
Menlo Park
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
94025
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

LUX-ZEPLIN DARK MATTER SEARCH

SLAC NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY

The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Dark Matter Group has an immediate opening for a Research Associate to complete the construction and initiate the science program. LZ is a liquid xenon time projection chamber with a 7-ton active target that will provide unprecedented sensitivity to dark matter. The experiment will be located in the Davis Campus at the 4850’ level in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) with turn on in early 2020. The SLAC group is responsible for a number of key deliverables, including a dedicated gas-charcoal chromatography purification system to remove radioactive krypton from the target; custom woven mesh grids for the central detector; a system test program to verify detector components in gas and liquid xenon; and offline software, reconstruction, and analysis tools. The initial period of work will focus on the krypton removal program at SLAC, involving hardware integration, PLC controls, and process development and tuning. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work across this full program, including commissioning, operations, and science analysis, present technical and physics results at conferences and prepare them for publication. Selection of candidates will start April 15, 2018 and the processing of applications will continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. in physics or equivalent is required.

If you are interested in this position, please apply using this link: https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SLAC&cws...

Application Material Required:

Submit the following items online at this website:

  • Cover Letter, including the names of three of more references
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Publication List
  • Three or more Reference Letters

Further Info:

Professor Dan Akerib, akerib@slac.stanford.edu

216-870-3329

SLAC National Accelerator Lab

2575 Sand Hill Road

MS 29

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
The annual salary is commensurate with skills and experience. In addition, Stanford is committed to offering a competitive benefits package for its faculty, staff, retirees and their eligible dependents. From wide-ranging health and life coverage to attr
Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 6, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, August 6, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dan Akerib
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Department Name: 
Fundamental Physics
Street Line 1: 
2575 Sand Hill Road
Street Line 2: 
MS 29
City: 
Menlo Park
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
94025
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
216-870-3329
Email: 
akerib@slac.stanford.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
3067
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dan Akerib
Subject: 
Research Associate - Experimental LUX-ZEPLIN Dark Matter Search
Email: 
akerib@slac.stanford.edu