Assistant Research Professor of Radio Neutrino Detection

Pennsylvania State University College of Science Physics

Assistant Research Professor in Radio Neutrino Detection

Penn State University

Campus/Location:University Park Campus
Campus City:University Park, PA
Date Announced:02/26/2020
Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:93821
Work Unit:Eberly College of Science


The Particle Astrophysics group at Penn State is seeking an Assistant Research Professor to work with Professor Stephanie Wissel on the radio detection of ultra-high-energy neutrinos through the BEACON, ANITA, PUEO, and related experiments. The Assistant Research Professor will be expected to conduct research for least one of these experiments and play a leading role in modeling and interpreting the signatures of air showers detected by all three experiments. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the simulations of detector sensitivities to cosmic ray and upgoing tau lepton air showers. Applications will be considered from Ph.D. physicists and astronomers with strong backgrounds in experimental particle astrophysics, cosmic ray physics, and related fields. A minimum of five years of related experimental experience, beyond Ph.D. training, is required. Experience with simulations of air showers and their radio emission, object-oriented programming, particle astrophysics data analysis tools is required. There may be opportunities to develop hardware relevant for these experiments. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a CV and brief statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of yearly renewal. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.