Fermilab, Particle Physics Division

1705 20098
Position ID:FNAL-Particle Physics Division-PPDAS [#20098]
Position Title: Associate Scientist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Dark Matter
Appl Deadline:2021/11/05 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/15, listed until 2021/11/05)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Open Date: October 15, 2021

Close Date: November 5, 2021

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 South Dakota and in locations around the world, including deep underground mines in Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

The Particle Physics Division seeks candidates for an Associate Scientist position in the Astrophysics Department. The Associate Scientist will work on the SENSEI and Oscura low mass dark matter experiments with Charge-Coupled Devices (CCD). The candidate will also develop applications using this technology outside the field of Astrophysics. The Astrophysics Department seeks to create a welcoming environment where all members are encouraged to work towards our common scientific goals and everyone’s contributions are equally valued. Contributions vary extensively across technical skill sets and human experiences. This diversity of tools and talent allows us to tackle together some of the most challenging questions facing science today in dynamic and exciting ways.

You Will:

• Design and carry out independent research that furthers Fermilab’s mission particularly in the areas of direct dark matter search. • Develop the next generation of instrumentation using CCD and skipper-CCD for astrophysics and for applications outside the field of astrophysics. • Help develop current and future generations of STEM professionals. • Communicate progress and results to a broad and diverse audience. • Abide by and be responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position. • Contribute effectively within a diverse workforce and upholds Fermilab’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We Are Looking For

• Ph.D. in Physics with at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience • Demonstrated research accomplishments • Demonstrated ability to overcome adversity, inside or outside a laboratory environment • Ability to work with and support a diverse base of scientific users • Experience in low mass direct dark matter experiments is desired. • Experience with scientific CCD and skipper-CCD experiments is desired. • Demonstrated expertise in instrumentation is highly desired.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials via Academic Jobs Online (AJO):

1) Curriculum Vitae including a list of selected publications. 2) Statement of research plans (approximately 1 page and no longer than 2 pages). 3) Arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (AJO).


For questions, please contact Juan Estrada at estrada@fnal.gov

All FRA employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation based on a medical condition/disability or a sincerely held religious belief

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is critical to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most talented people and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor.

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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