Fermilab, Accelerator Division

2392 16016
Position ID:FNAL-Accelerator Division-AS [#16016]
Position Title: Associate Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/04/18help popup (posted 2020/02/17, listed until 2020/04/18)
Position Description:    

The Target Systems Department of the Acceleration Division is seeking candidates for an Associate Scientist to provide scientific support for the development of the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). The successful candidate will be involved with studies concerning neutrino beam generation, development of beam components and the supporting equipment, and associate radiation protection. 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. 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 South Dakota and at locations around the world, including Canada, mountaintops in Chile, and the South Pole. We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

You Will • Work with scientists and engineers in the development of the beam line aspect of the LBNF at Fermilab. • Provide leadership for development and operations of the LBNF target station. • Model and simulate particle interactions that occur within the target station as well as describe the beam being sent to the DUNE. • Develop instrumentation and methods to monitor target station performance. • Participate in other research, operations, and projects of relevance within the Accelerator Division and the Target Systems Department. • Possibly participate in the high-powered targetry research and development. • Present results and updates to the Target Systems Department, the Accelerator Division, LBNF/DUNE project, and/or at conferences. • 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 with the properties of fundamental particles and their interactions with materials is desirable. • 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 in practices of radiation protection and hazard evaluation is desirable. • Experience with particle physics detectors or accelerator beam instrumentation is desirable. • Experience with accelerator physics and techniques is desirable. • Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical systems 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. Physical Activity and Work Conditions • Human Factors: mental concentration, tight work schedule, visually demanding • Physical Factors: high voltage, ionizing radiation

Application Instructions Candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online (academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/): • 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. For general information about this position, please contact Keith Gollwitzer at gollwitz@fnal.gov


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