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POOL - Student Hourly - Undergraduate Student Researcher

Company: University of Kansas
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description
The Kansas University High Energy Physics (KUHEP) group, with support from the National Science Foundation, is seeking outstanding KU undergraduate students for research experiences. The student(s) would participate in research projects in collaboration with the KUHEP group and other US and international physicists on the CMS experiment at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, in Geneva, Switzerland. The CMS experiment involves a large multi-purpose detector for the observing the collisions of protons and ions at the Large Hadron Collider. The research projects include: preparing physics outreach materials, addressing issues with the use of semiconductor pixel and timing detectors, calibration and monitoring of various CMS subdetectors, and analysis of data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC.
We will select students based on their academic major, academic performance at KU, employment and research experience, language skills, and the results of an interview.
Requirements include some coursework completed in physics and a GPA of 3.0 or better. We prefer physics, engineering physics, or engineering majors. However, highly motivated students with other majors are also encouraged to apply.
To apply for the research position, you should contact either Dr. Rogan or Dr. Bean to discuss your interest in the position. After this discussion, you should submit a letter describing your academic qualifications and how this research would fit into your future career plans. Please address your previous experiences in research as well as computing, software, electronics, or other pertinent skills.
Required Qualifications


  • PHSX 111 or above completed coursework, as demonstrated in application materials.
  • Must be in good academic standing, as demonstrated in application materials.
  • During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must:
  • have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or
  • be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or
  • be enrolled in summer session or
  • be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

    Preferred Qualifications

    • GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Physics or Engineering major
    • Highly motivated student in another major
    • Research experience
    • Good language skills

Keywords: University of Kansas, Lawrence , POOL - Student Hourly - Undergraduate Student Researcher, Other , Lawrence, Kansas

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