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Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas at Austin
retirement plan
United States, Texas, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
Oct 24, 2023

Job Posting Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow


Hiring Department:

Department of Physics


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2025





Job Details:

General Notes

The experimental high-energy physics group at the University of Texas at Austin invites you to apply for a postdoctoral position to participate on the ATLAS experiment. If selected, you will play a leading role in data analysis and searches for physics beyond the standard model during Run 3 of the LHC. You will also participate in our ongoing and exciting detector upgrades for the ATLAS LAr calorimeter readout electronics.

This position is located at UT Austin with frequent international travel to CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The possibility of being based at CERN long-term (once the position has begun) will be negotiated.

To apply, you will need to upload your CV and letter of interest/research statement to this application AND provide three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be sent by the letter writer via email to .

Questions about the position can be sent to Professor Tim Andeen at . General questions on the application materials or application process should be sent to . Please be sure to reference this job posting when emailing Physics HR.

  • Perform particle physics research at CERN

  • Collaborate with ATLAS physicists

  • Publish research results in national and international publications and present at conferences

  • Supervise and mentor students

  • Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Physics in experimental particle physics or related field received within 3 years of start date. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent particle physics research and mentor students, and an enthusiasm for working collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with detector instrumentation and hardware development is desired but not required.


$55,000 - $60,000 depending on qualifications.

Working Conditions
  • Work in a research environment

  • Work around standard office equipment

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Work in confined spaces

  • Work radiation environments

  • Work in international and diverse setting

  • International travel for workshops and conferences

  • Night/weekend/holiday on-call work occasional required.

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • Letter of Interest/Research Statement

  • 3 letters of reference, at least two of which must be from references outside The University of Texas at Austin. Letters of recommendation must be sent by the letter writer via email to .

Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



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