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Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The experimental heavy ion group at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research in the group of Professor Jamie Nagle. The group is involved in the heavy ion physics program on the ATLAS experiment and the sPHENIX experiment. The candidate is expected to take a physics analysis and leadership role within the ATLAS heavy ion group. The candidate is also expected to take a leading role in the detector development, simulation effort, and physics readiness within sPHENIX. 

Who We Are

Modern experimental research in this field uses high-energy acceleration of both protons and large nuclei, while much of modern theoretical research relies on high powered computational facilities to understand data and make detailed predictions. The University of Colorado has active groups in both theoretical and experimental research in nuclear physics.

What You Should Know

The position is initially for two years, with a possible extension for a third year. The candidate will be based in Boulder, Colorado with travel to CERN and BNL as appropriate. 


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

  • PhD or in the process of getting a PhD. Must be able to have PhD conferred within one year of start date.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 references: These individuals may be contacted at a later time and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, send materials by November 7, 2019.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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