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Post Doctoral Researcher--Physics

Vermillion, SD

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Description The Physics Department at the University of South Dakota invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. The successful applicant will work on direct detection of WIMP dark matter within the context of the SuperCDMS dark matter search experiment. SuperCDMS uses cryogenic detectors that provide low-energy (eV-scale) thresholds, a low-radioactivity environment, and improved discrimination between dark matter and background interactions resulting in unique sensitivity to low-mass WIMPs. The USD group has responsibilities for the detector configuration and data quality subsystems of the data acquisition system and will take the lead role in SNOLAB data quality during commissioning and early operations. The successful applicant will play a lead role in developing and commissioning the SuperCDMS data acquisition and data quality systems at SNOLAB and will be strongly focused on early SNOLAB commissioning and results. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in particle astrophysics, high-energy physics, nuclear physics, or a related field prior to beginning the position. Applicants must apply online at ****by submitting a CV and letter of interest. Applicants should also provide contact information for three people who can speak to the applicantu2019s prior work. One of these people should be the applicantu2019s thesis advisor, and one should be the applicantu2019s prior postdoc advisor, if applicable. Review of applications will begin June 1st, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is negotiable, but an earlier start date is preferred. This position is grant funded. The initial appointment will be for one year, but can be extended for two additional years subject to satisfactory performance and funding. Posting Date 05/11/2018 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes First Consideration Date 06/01/2018 Advertised Salary Commensurate Duration of the Term 12 months If Other, describe duration Appointment Percent 100 Work Hours Typical Hours Worked Per Week Appointment Type Regular Faculty Status No Scope of Search External (includes Internal) If internal, define scope of search This position requires Other If other, please indicate Department Description and Cultural Expectations Affirmative Action Statement EEO/AA Diversity Statement The University of South Dakota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Diversity and inclusiveness are values embraced and practiced at USD. Candidates who support these values are especially encouraged to apply. Contact Information

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