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The Caltech experimental high energy physics group is seeking highly qualified candidates for Postdoctoral Scholar positions associated with the quark and lepton flavor group. There are three principal activities of this group: The BABAR experiment at PEP-II, the Mu2e experiment at Fermilab, and the SuperB experiment at CabibboLab.

The large BABAR dataset will be the basis of forefront studies of $B$, charm, and tau physics for several years. Our group has most recently been pursuing analyses of CP violation, rare B meson decays, and searches for dark force carriers.

The Mu2e experiment is designed to look for muon to electron lepton-flavor transitions in the conversion of muons to electrons in the field of a nucleus. Observation of such conversions would be an unambiguous observation of charged lepton flavor violation, i.e., new physics. Mu2e has recently received CD-1 approval from the DOE. The Caltech group brings its expertise on calorimetry to bear on this experiment, where a crystal calorimeter based on LYSO is planned.

The SuperB project is a new effort designed to improve the luminosity by two orders of magnitude compared with present e+e- B factories. It permits significantly increased reach in the beyond standard model realm, in B, charm, and tau decays. The Caltech group is also working on the electromagnetic calorimeter design and R&D effort for SuperB.

This position is available now. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in high energy physics and demonstrated strong potential for outstanding achievement as an independent researcher. Experience with HEP software development, object-oriented analysis and design, and detector hardware will be advantageous. Exceptionally qualified candidates with previous postdoctoral experience may be appointed at the Senior Postdoctoral Scholar level.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a description of research interests and skills; and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to either Professor David Hitlin (email: hitlin@hep.caltech.edu) or to Professor Frank Porter (email: fcp@hep.caltech.edu), Physics Department 356-48, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125. Posted 7-24-12.


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