CENPA Postdoctoral Position in Neutrino Physics (MAJORANA / LEGEND)

Job Description: 

CENPA Postdoctoral Position in Neutrino Physics (Majorana / LEGEND)                                                                                        

The University of Washington Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics (CENPA) has an immediate opening for postdoctoral work on the Majorana Demonstrator and LEGEND experiments, which are testing the Majorana nature of the neutrino.

The Majorana Demonstrator is a neutrinoless double-beta decay search using an array of HPGe detectors enriched in 76Ge, currently running in the SURF Laboratory in Lead, SD. Recent results from the experiment show world-leading energy resolution, and background levels commensurate with Majorana‘s European counterpart, GERDA. LEGEND is a next-generation experiment combining the best techniques from Majorana and GERDA. Its first phase, LEGEND-200, aims to begin data taking on the 2021 timescale. A postdoctoral fellow working on these experiments would have rich opportunities in Majorana Demonstrator data analyses with a steady stream of physics results, as well as forward-looking LEGEND R&D aimed at alpha background control, liquid argon scintillation readout, and HPGe detector readout.

We welcome highly motivated applicants having received a Ph.D. in atomic, nuclear, or particle physics or astronomy within the last 3 years, or who are expecting a Ph.D. before starting the position. Applicants should submit with their application letter a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, and have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Jason Detwiler (jasondet@uw.edu), CENPA, Box 351560, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195. Electronic submission is encouraged. Applications received by January 15, 2018 will receive full consideration.

The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam era veterans.

Contact: Prof. Jason Detwiler
Email: jasondet@uw.edu
Letters of Reference should be sent to: jasondet@uw.edu