Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Position ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-RHIC [#10407]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline:2017/12/08 (posted 2017/11/06)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Scholar - 84220 NS-Nuclear Science

Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher within the Relativistic Nuclear Collisions Program. In this role, you will analyze STAR data on high-energy proton-proton and/or proton-ion collisions, and participate in R&D towards future detector upgrades at RHIC or new instrumentation at a future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC).

What You Will Do: • Analysis of existing STAR data on high-energy proton-proton and/or proton-ion collisions and publication of their results. • Participate in upcoming experimental campaigns at RHIC. • Participate in R&D towards future measurement capability at RHIC or the EIC. • Report results to supervisor. • Exercise independent judgment and contribute in an original manner at the professional level. • Publish papers/reports in refereed journals, and make oral presentations of own work. • Mentor students in their research at LBNL and UC Berkeley.

What is Required: • Recent Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear or High-Energy Physics, or a closely related field. • Experience with modern data analysis, simulation, and computing in scientific research. • Proficiency in written and oral dissemination of scientific results. • Ability to work independently and in collaboration in a research environment. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Availability to travel to the STAR site and to present work at collaboration meetings, workshops, and conferences.

Additional Desired Qualifications: • Experience with instrumentation in Nuclear Physics and/or High-energy Physics. • Ability to advise and coach graduate and undergraduate student assistants in research.

Required Application Material: • Cover letter • Curriculum vitae • Statement of Research Interests • Names and contact information of three or more referees who are willing to write letters on your behalf.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on November 20, 2017.

Notes: • This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree. • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes. • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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