Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)

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Position ID:MIT-Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)-HPG_REDWINE [#20553]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/17, finished 2022/07/16, listed until 2022/03/17)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Experimental Nuclear Physics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an experiment preparing to run on the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will search for a non-zero value of the electric dipole moment of the neutron (nEDM). This nEDM search is an investigation into Physics Beyond the Standard Model, as a detectable nEDM would indicate the existence of strong CP violation, which is not present in the Standard Model but which is a feature of most extensions to the Standard Model. A non-zero nEDM would also help explain the baryon-antibaryon asymmetry in the Universe.

The current chief MIT responsibility in the nEDM experiment is testing and implementing an Atomic Beam Source (ABS) of polarized 3He, which will be used to minimize the uncertainty due to non-uniformities in the experiment’s magnetic field. This project is well along but still has important steps to complete before the ABS is ready to be installed in the experiment. During the subsequent running and analysis of the experiment, the MIT group expects to play a number of important roles.

Job Requirements:
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in physics.

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by January 15, 2022. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted online

Any questions should be directed to Prof. Robert Redwine, email:

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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:
Prof. Robert P. Redwine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307