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Postdoctoral Research Associate


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Physics & Astronomy (10000887)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Job Information

The Experimental High Energy Physics group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position to work on the DUNE and NOvA experiments.

The successful candidate is expected to take on a significant role in the design and development of hardware for the DUNE near detector. In addition, the applicant is expected to participate in the physics analysis of NOvA experimental data from running detectors including, but not limited to, sterile neutrino searches.

Minimum Education/Experience

A Ph.D. in experimental particle physics is required by the time of the initial appointment. Candidates should have experience with scientific programming languages such as Python and C++. Co-mentoring of graduate and/or undergraduate students will be expected.

Application Information

Applicants should submit an application at as well as a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae and a publication list indicating significant contributions. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to

The position is available immediately and is renewable annually, contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled or an adequate pool is obtained.


For more information, please contact Dr. Gavin S. Davies at:, or (662) 915-7642.

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