New Mexico State University PDF position
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
The Nuclear and Particle Physics group at New Mexico State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position (Req. No. 2200554S) in Experimental High-Energy Nuclear Physics. The position will be based at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory as part of the SpinQuest Collaboration using the Main Injector proton beam. The primary objective of the SpinQuest experiment is to measure the sea-quark Sivers asymmetry in Drell-Yan production, using transversely polarized proton and deuteron targets. A non-zero sea-quark Sivers asymmetry directly implies non-zero orbital angular momentum for sea quarks. In addition, SpinQuest will measure the transverse single-spin asymmetry in J/psi production, which is sensitive to the gluon Sivers function. SpinQuest will also conduct a parasitic search for dark photons using in-place equipment. This approved experiment is currently being installed and commissioning will begin late in 2022 or early in 2023. The primary responsibility of our group is the development of track reconstruction and event simulation software, and we are also involved in detector testing and commissioning; there are many possibilities within the experiment for involvement in other hardware or software tasks, especially in the area of data analysis and publication. The successful candidate will work with our experimental nuclear and particle physics group, currently consisting of two faculty members (Stephen Pate and Vassili Papavassiliou), one other research associate, and several graduate students. A doctoral degree or equivalent in physics is required; experience in experimental medium-energy or high-energy nuclear physics or particle physics is preferred. Salaries are competitive and a comprehensive package of benefits is offered. An electronic job application must be filled out and documents attached as stated on the posting announcement: go to https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/47176 for complete application instructions. Applications may be submitted until midnight on October 1, 2022. NMSU is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action university. Applications from minorities and women are particularly encouraged.