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Postdoctoral Researcher, Experimental Neutrino Physics

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The high energy physics group at Drexel University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in experimental neutrino physics.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on both the DUNE long baseline and PROSPECT short baseline neutrino oscillation experiments, with opportunities in detector R&D, simulation, and analysis. This work will be strengthened by other active areas of research in the Department of Physics, including neutrinoless double beta decay with nEXO, astrophysical neutrinos with IceCube, and direct dark matter detection with SBC and PICO.

This position is for one year initially, renewable for up to three years subject to available funding.  A PhD in physics or related field is required, and doctoral candidates should indicate the expected date of completion for all degree requirements.  The successful applicant will have a background in experimental nuclear or particle physics.  Experience with instrumentation, data analysis, and simulation is desired.  Work-related travel will be required.

We particularly encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in physical sciences. Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members.

Essential Functions

  • Research on DUNE
  • Research on PROSPECT
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate in Physics or closely related discipline
  • The successful applicant will have a background in experimental nuclear or particle physics

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with instrumentation, data analysis, and simulation

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter and a brief description of research interests when submitting your application.  

Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Michelle Dolinski,

Review of applications will begin on 1/15/2022, and the position will remain open until filled.  The nominal start date is 6/1/2022, and salary will be commensurate with experience. 

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