University Of Hawaii
Physics & Astronomy/HEPG
August 05, 2015
Continuous - application review begins September 15, 2015
We offer a competitive stipend, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Full Time/Part Time:
Temporary - Not to Exceed: December 31, 2018
Expected start of employment is October 15, 2015. The position is renewable annually for up to three years, depending on federal funding and satisfactory performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in particle physics.
The Belle-II experiment at SuperKEKB will explore new physics in the flavor sector with a luminosity about 40 times greater than in Belle. This international project, which is an upgrade of KEKB and Belle, is approved and has been funded by the Japanese government. SuperKEKB starts in January 2016 with Belle II outer detector roll-in in 2017.
We expect the successful candidate to play a strong role in the development and commissioning of the iTOP particle identification detector for Belle-II, which is a critical component of the new detector and is used to separate pions and kaons.
The successful candidate will participate in the debugging, commissioning and calibration of the iTOP particle identification detector for the Belle-II experiment at the SuperKEKB asymmetric e e- collider at the KEK laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan. The University of Hawaii has responsibilities for the readout of this detector using innovative oscilloscope on a chip fast waveform sampling ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) technology. Details of the waveform are recorded in order to isolate Cerenkov photons in pixelated micro-channel PMTs (photomultipliers). The large data flow is reduced to manageable levels with the use of real-time fast feature extraction.
We seek an outstanding, highly motivated candidate who is strong in hardware and electronics and who enjoys working as part of a larger team.
A PhD in experimental high energy physicsor astro-particle physics is required to begin employment;
some experience with modern particle detectors and data analysis techniques is also required
Previous experience with FPGA's (field programmable gate arrays) and ASICs is highly desirable.
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