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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The experimental heavy ion group at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research under the direction of Professors Jamie Nagle and Dennis Perepelitsa. The group is involved in the physics program on the sPHENIX experiment at RHIC and the heavy ion program on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The experimental heavy ion group at the University of Colorado Boulder has leading roles in the sPHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and is a member of the proposed ECCE detector consortium at the future Electron Ion Collider. The group is led by Professors Jamie Nagle and Dennis Perepelitsa. We place a strong emphasis on career development.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The candidate is primarily expected to have a leadership role on the commissioning and first data analysis with sPHENIX, with a possible role on ATLAS data analysis.

What You Should Know

The position may be based in Boulder or at Brookhaven National Laboratory depending on the particular role, with travel to other locations for experimental work or conferences/workshops as appropriate.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $58,000 - $62,000 and moving expenses may be available.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Transcripts/Proof of Degree
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for two references. We will request letters of recommendation immediately as part of your application. Please arrange for them to be equally sent to the following email:

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For any questions, please contact

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Dennis V. Perepelitsa

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