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The experimental particle physics group at New York University invites applications for a post-doctoral research position to work on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

The successful candidate will work primarily with Prof. Kyle Cranmer and will contribute to searches for beyond-the-standard model physics and/or further the group’s leadership role in measurements of the newly discovered Higgs boson. The research will also involve development of novel and high-impact methodology and tools. Examples of past contributions include the statistical formalism and tools in RooStats used for the Higgs discovery, the HistFactory modeling tool, targeted data sharing between hep-ex and hep-ph, and the Recast framework for analysis reinterpretation. Possible future projects include application of newly developed approaches to machine learning in HEP, further development of the Recast framework and related efforts in analysis preservation, improved treatment of systematics in HistFactory, application of Gaussian Processes in HEP, and other formal topics. Expertise in these areas offer an excellent way to distinguish oneself for further career opportunities.

Candidates should have both a solid understanding of LHC physics and strong technical skills around data analysis.

The position can be based either at NYU or at CERN. The postdoc can benefit from the lively atmosphere of the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics as well as the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU. Further information on the experimental particle physics group at NYU may be found at here

Applications must be submitted via the Online Application System. Your complete application must include a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and a list of three people who will be submitting letters of recommendation. The position is available immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by May 15, 2015.

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NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.