Kavli Institute, Stanford University/SLAC
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION, EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS WITH GLAST AT THE STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER
The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), established in 1962 at Stanford University, is one of the world’s leading laboratories for high-energy physics. The laboratory supports research in particle physics, particle astrophysics and cosmology, and photon science. In the field of particle astrophysics and cosmology, the laboratory is closely integrated with the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), an Independent Laboratory of Stanford University.
The SLAC Large Area Telescope (LAT) team is preparing for new discoveries in the unexplored spectral, spatial, and temporal domains that the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) mission will reveal. GLAST is on schedule for launch in the fall of 2007. The Instrument Science Operations Center (LAT-ISOC), located at SLAC, will be responsible for the operation of the telescope in orbit. For details of the LAT instrument, science program, and collaboration see http://www-glast.stanford.edu/.
SLAC invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work with the GLAST LAT team at SLAC. The SLAC LAT team works on fundamental physics issues related to gamma-ray observations with GLAST including the search for dark matter, and cosmic particle interaction, and acceleration mechanisms. This position is highly competitive and requires a background of research in particle physics, and/or particle astrophysics, and/or astrophysics. Applicants should hold a recent Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics. Besides a strong commitment to research using the GLAST telescope and related multi-wavelength information, he/she is expected to play a significant role in science operations of the LAT. The tenure of the position is two years, with the potential for subsequent annual renewals subject to satisfactory performance.
To receive full consideration, all application material should be received by December 31, 2006; past that date, the applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter stating their physics research interests along with a CV and three references to:
Professor Persis Drell
Please note: Hires at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) are subject to Department of Energy approval, and are required to complete Environmental Safety & Health training.