Pennsylvania State University, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos

Position ID:Pennsylvania State University-Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos-NURADIO [#15972, REQ_0000001167]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar – Neutrino Radio Detection
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Experimental Astrophysics, High Energy Astrophysics, particle astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2020/08/03 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/02/07, listed until 2020/09/01)
Position Description:    

The Particle Astrophysics group at Penn State is seeking a Postdoctoral researcher to work with Professor Stephanie Wissel on the radio detection of ultra-high-energy neutrinos through the BEACON, RNO-G, ARA, ANITA, and/or PUEO experiments. The Postdoctoral scholar will be expected to conduct research for least one of these experiments and will be leading some of the instrumentation development projects. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the deployment, monitoring, and analysis of data from these experiments. Applications will be considered from Ph.D. physicists and astronomers with strong backgrounds in particle astrophysics, particle physics, cosmic ray physics, multi-messenger astrophysics, and related fields. Experience with object-oriented programming and particle astrophysics data analysis tools is preferred. Enthusiasm for learning how to design and/or test radio receiver hardware, data acquisition electronics, and/or FPGA firmware is a must as is an interest in traveling and field campaigns; previous experience in these areas is advantageous but not required. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a CV and brief statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to physicsapply@psu.edu indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of yearly renewal. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Apply online https://hr.psu.edu/careers. Once logged into Workday enter REQ_0000001167 in the search bar to access the position Postdoctoral Scholar Neutrino Radio Detection.

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Contact: Stephanie Wissel
Email: email
Postal Mail:
104 Davey Lab

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