The incumbent will work with the Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration. This is a 50-100% time position. The work will involve studies contributing to the construction and operation of the DarkSide-20k dark matter two-phase detector, which will contain 39 ton of liquid argon.
The specialist will participate in and lead activities in Assoc. Prof. Pantic's liquid argon lab in the physics department. More precisely, the hire will 1) help with design of liquid argon detector components, 2) maintain technical drawings of these components, 3) organize machining of these components, 4) perform dedicated tests such as mechanical strength, performance in liquid argon or integration of these components, 5) prepare and maintain reports of the research activities, and 6) help with general lab upkeep and ordering of supplies. The status and results of these studies will be presented to a wider audience, including collaborators at Princeton, CERN and elsewhere. The specialist will also mentor the work performed by UC Davis undergraduates and work with other personnel, including technicians and engineers.
Major Responsibilities and Designated Areas of Expertise I. Research in Specialized Areas (90%) 40% Develop, fabricate and test liquid argon detector components. In collaboration with senior group members, organize and mentor lab activities of undergraduate workers.
35% Analyze results of this testing and work with colleagues to devise improvements.
15% Participate in weekly group meetings where the research is discussed. Write journal articles and/or prepare posters for presentation as appropriate in collaboration with the P.I.
II. Professional Competence and Activity (5%) Participate in appropriate research and educational activities fostering collaboration with other members of the group. Give a presentation at a national or regional conference in particle physics.
III. University and Public Service (5%) Provide mentorship for undergraduate students working in the laboratory.
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