Fermilab, Accelerator Division

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Position ID:FNAL-Accelerator Division-ADAS [#12533]
Position Title: Associate Scientist
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/01/13* finished (2018/10/24, finished 2019/07/14)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

We Are:

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

The Target Systems Department of the Acceleration Division is seeking candidates for an Associate Scientist to develop and operate high power target stations at Fermilab, particularly for Mu2e and NuMI producing muons and neutrinos beams, respectively. Future participation in the follow-on projects/experiments (Mu2e-II and DUNE/LBNF) is anticipated. The appointment is for an initial term of three years extendable by an additional three years prior to evaluation for a permanent position.

The Target System Department consists of physicists, engineers, and technicians involved with the design, construction, operation, maintenance, upgrades of all the high-powered target facilities at Fermilab: NuMI, LBNF, Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN), Muon g-2 and Mu2e. These facilities include targets, focusing elements (horns or lenses), beam windows, collimators/baffles, decay pipes, beam absorbers, and remote handling equipment needed for maintenance and replacement of components.

You Will

  • Work with scientists and engineers of the Target System Department and the experiments to ensure that the target stations (Mu2e and NuMI) provide the particle beam needed by the experiments.
  • Provide leadership for operations and development of a target station.
  • Model and simulate particle interactions that occur within the target station as well as describe the beam being sent to the experiments.
  • Develop and use instrumentation to monitor a target station performance.
  • Participate in development of future target system department projects including LBNF and Mu2e-II.
  • Possibly participate in the high-powered targetry research and development
  • Present results and updates to the Target Systems Department, the Accelerator Division, the experiments, and/or at conferences.
  • Participate in other research, operations, and projects of relevance within the Accelerator Division and the Target Systems Department.
  • Abide by and be responsible for performing all activities in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices.

We Are Looking For

  • Ph.D. in accelerator physics, particle physics, or relevant discipline.
  • At least two (2) years of post-doctoral experience (or equivalent) in accelerator physics, particle physics, or relevant discipline.
  • Experience performing simulations and comparisons with data. Knowledge of modern Monte Carlo codes for high-energy particle productions is desirable.  Knowledge of data management techniques and tools is desirable.
  • Experience with the properties of fundamental particles and their interactions with materials is desirable.
  • Experience with accelerator physics and techniques is desirable.
  • Experience with particle physics detectors or accelerator beam instrumentation is desirable.
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical systems is desirable.
  • Experience in practices of radiation protection and hazard evaluation is desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively under the requirements of schedules and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with other individuals and within groups of varying composition.
  • A record of scientific accomplishments, publications, and other products of research.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including the preparation and delivery of papers, reports, and presentations.
  • The potential to contribute to Fermilab and broader scientific community in a way that will subsequently lead to an appointment as a permanent member of the Fermilab scientific staff.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online:

  • a cover letter
  • a brief statement of research interests;
  • a curriculum vitae with a list of publications; and
  • at least five (5) letters of reference.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

  • Human Factors: mental concentration, tight work schedule, visually demanding
  • Physical Factors: high voltage, ionizing radiation 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
PO Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510

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