Post-Doctoral research position on the AMS Experiment at IHEP, CAS


The AMS-IHEP group at the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, has a postdoctoral research position available for work on the AMS Experiment at CERN. Candidate is expected to work on data analysis of AMS fly data, on topic of electron and positron fluxes, proton and helium fluxes, Boron-to-Carbon ratio, anisotropies of cosmic-ray, photon measurement, or anti-proton ratio and spectrum.

Position is for an initial period of two years with possible extension for an additional year. Research associate is expected to be located at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland and at IHEP, in Beijing, China.

PhD. in experimental particle physics by the time of the appointment is required. Had better have experience in cosmic-ray physics. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and a list of publications. Also, three letters of reference should be arranged. All material should be submitted via email to by April 30th, 2013.

Contact: Dr. CHEN, Ye


Tel: 86 10 8823 6080

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a particle-physics detector that looks for dark matter and antimatter from a module attached to the outside of the International Space Station (ISS). It also performs precision measurements of cosmic rays. AMS-02 was launched into space and it began to send data back to Earth from May, 2011, and some 17 billion cosmic-ray events had been collected every year. Data are relayed to the AMS Payload Operations Control Centre (POCC) at CERN for analysis. The experiment is built and run by a collaboration of 56 institutions and 500 scientists and engineers.