Theoretical Physics Postdoc at Michigan State University
Stephen Hsu, Vice-President for Research and Professor of Physics at MSU, anticipates filling a postdoctoral position to start in the summer or fall of 2016. The successful applicant will have broad interests in theoretical physics and good computational skills. In addition to research in particle physics and cosmology, there will be opportunities to work on problems in machine learning and computational genomics.
The High Energy Theory group at MSU currently consists of eight faculty members: Sekhar Chivukula, Jon Pumplin, Wayne Repko, Carl Schmidt, Elizabeth Simmons, Dan Stump, C.-P. Yuan and Stephen Hsu, as well as postdoctoral fellows and several graduate students. Ongoing research encompasses QCD theory and phenomenology, electroweak symmetry breaking mechanisms, supersymmetry and other beyond-the-standard-model scenarios, cosmology, and collider phenomenology. Recently, a new group of 3 theorists have been hired in the area of lattice QCD. The Physics/Astronomy Department at MSU has 60 faculty members; it has strong research programs in Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Astronomy, in addition to High Energy Physics (http://www.pa.msu.edu/hep/hept.html).
See MSU Applicant Page http://www.hr.msu.edu/hiring/msujobs.htm , posting 2859 (PA). Applications should be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site, https://jobs.msu.edu and should include a CV, research plan and publication list. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically by the recommenders through this application system. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.