Brookhaven National Laboratory, Physics Department

Position ID:Brookhaven National Laboratory-Physics Department-RA2 [#21048]
Position Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate for ATLAS (Job ID 2991)
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Upton, New York 11973, United States
Subject Area: Physics / ATLAS
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/01/27, finished 2022/05/11)
Position Description:    

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Organizational Overview

The Omega Group in the Physics Department at BNL focuses on the ATLAS experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. BNL is the host laboratory for the U.S. ATLAS Operations Program, the U.S. ATLAS HL-LHC Upgrade Project, an ATLAS Tier-1 computing facility, and is designated as part of the U.S. ATLAS Support Center. The Omega Group in the Physics Department at BNL leads several physics analyses on the ATLAS experiment, including Higgs and Electroweak measurements and searches for dark matter and Higgs pair production, and major responsibilities in operations, trigger, and software development. The group has leading roles in the ATLAS HL-LHC upgrade (silicon-strip detector, liquid argon calorimeter readout, and trigger/data acquisition electronics) and has strong R&D programs on trigger/data acquisition, high-performance computing, and silicon detectors. Position Description

The Omega Group at BNL has an opening for a Research Associate to participate in LHC data analysis on the ATLAS experiment and construction of the HL-LHC Upgrade. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in the LHC scientific program and excellent data analysis and programming skills. It is expected that the successful candidate will play a leading role in ATLAS physics analysis during LHC Run 3. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Participation in the ATLAS scientific program with a strong focus on Electroweak and Higgs physics, including searches for Higgs pair production.

• Participation in developing, constructing, installing, integrating, and commissioning hardware, firmware, and software for the HL-LHC Upgrade of the ATLAS detector.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Ph.D. in high energy or nuclear physics or in closely related fields.

• Experience with data analysis and knowledge of statistical techniques for data analysis.

• Experience with software development for high energy or nuclear physics experiments.

• Knowledge of the development and construction of particle physics detectors.

• Knowledge of machine learning techniques and tools.

• Ability to work in a large international collaboration.

• Hands-on problem-solving skills.

• Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Analysis with LHC data based on C/C++ and Python.

• Experience with machine learning techniques and tools.

• Experience with particle physics detectors, digital signal processing, detector simulation, event reconstruction, and data analysis.

• Experience assembling, commissioning, and operating particle physics detectors.

Other Information:

• Domestic and international travel should be expected.

• BNL policy requires that after obtaining their PhD, eligible candidates for research associate appointments may not exceed a combined total of 5 years of relevant work experience as a post-doc and/or in an R&D position, excluding time associated with family planning, military service, illness, or other life-changing events.

• Initial 2-year term appointment subject to renewal contingent on performance and funding.

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, apply online at BNL Careers .

Your application must include the following items as a single Word document or PDF:

1) A letter of intent outlining your interests and experience, not to exceed five pages, and 2) A CV including a list of publications.

Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to with a subject line referring to this job posting (Req# 2991).

At Brookhaven National Laboratory, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

• Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans • Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave) • 401(k) Plan • Lab-funded Retirement Plan • Flexible Work Arrangements • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation: Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Tennis, Softball, Table Tennis) About Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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