Posting Number: S004059
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Duties and Responsibilities:
Works under the direction of a faculty member. Provides expertise in the design, operation and analysis of experiments or research projects in areas such as chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, optometry, all fields of engineering, etc. May prepare samples for testing. Performs advanced testing procedures and performs analyses of data. Prepares reports. Makes uses of a variety of specialized equipment typical within area of specialization. May contribute to grant proposal development. Ensures experiments or research efforts are performed according to specifications.
May make recommendations to changes in procedures, processes, or experimental design. May prepare and/or edit research papers, proposals and reports.
Skill Level: Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge that crosses fields of specialization. Understands and uses effective management techniques.
Duties: Designs, operates and analyzes large experiments or research projects. May serve as liaison with other areas of specialization to obtain support or technical expertise for projects. Recommends major changes in procedures or processes for research investigations. May personally conduct important and/or technically complex investigations.
Supervision: Operates with considerable latitude for unreviewed action. Provides direction and supervision of graduate or undergraduate research assistants involved in experiments or research.
Requires a Ph.D. Degree with 2 years experience.
Additional Posting Information:
Experience in current or previous direct dark matter detection experiments in desirable but not required. Strong skills in the development of electronics for photosensor readout is also desirable but not required. Ability to work as a team member to accomplish goals is essential.
The successful candidate is expected to be stationed at the University of Houston, but may make frequent and possibly extended trips to Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy to work at the experimental site.
As a member of the DarkSide Collaboration, an experiment aimed at the direct detection of dark matter, the successful candidate will develop data analyses in conjunction with the ongoing analysis effort of DarkSide-50, perform MC based studies for current and future detectors, and work on the design and development of components for the DarkSide-20k experiment, both for the outer and inner detectors. In addition to working on the DarkSide experiments, general research and development work for advancing liquid argon time projection chambers and developing new applications for silicon photomultipliers may also be carried out.
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