Fermilab, Accelerator Division

2392 21593
Position ID:FNAL-Accelerator Division-RAMARS [#21593]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Accelerator Physics, Particle Physics, Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/06/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/04/07, listed until 2022/06/08)
Position Description:    

We Are:
Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We build and operate world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible to support science discovery. 

The MARS group in the Target Systems Department of the Accelerator Division at Fermilab is seeking a qualified professional for a Research Associate position. The MARS code supports the laboratory’s projects at all stages, from planning to operations and beyond. Demands for even more reliable and user-friendly MARS code complex are envisioned in the foreseeable future. 

The successful candidate would be a physicist or nuclear engineer at early stages of their career, with good knowledge of particle and accelerator physics, modern computing and programming technologies, expert capabilities in code development, as well as experience in using high-level Monte Carlo particle-matter interaction codes such as FLUKA, GEANT4, MARS, MCNP, or PHITS. 

The primary function of this Research Associate will be to develop and support software, namely, Fermilab’s in-house Monte Carlo particle-matter interaction code MARS. This person will be involved, together with the MARS group members, in the MARS code development, maintenance, modernization, and documentation. The candidate will be expected to work in a team environment and author technical documents and reports. 

The MARS group is involved in the design and upgrades of the high-power target, beamlines, collimation, absorber and experimental flagship facilities at Fermilab, such as LBNF, PIP-II, mu2e, as well as the MI-8, Delivery Ring, and Booster upgrades. The group uses the powerful computational tools to assess the radiation safety and efficiency of various approaches at each stage of a project. Having a strong team to keep the code up-to-date and working seamlessly is very important for achieving the lab’s goals. 

We Are Looking For:
• Experience performing simulations and comparisons with data. Knowledge of data management techniques and tools. Proficiency in data analysis and visualization. 
• Good solid understanding of Fortran. 
• Significant knowledge and expertise in object-oriented programming and languages such as C, C++, Python, as well as their use in the ROOT and GDML systems. 
• Significant knowledge and expertise in modern computing technologies and code-management techniques (MPI, containers, etc.). 
• Experience with the accelerator codes such as MADX and MADX-PTC. 
• Experience in practices of radiation protection and hazard evaluation. • Experience with particle physics detectors or accelerator beam instrumentation.
• Experience with accelerator physics and techniques. 
• Working knowledge and/or experience in using one of the modern Monte Carlo particle-matter interaction codes (FLUKA, GEANT4, MARS, MCNP, PHITS). 
• Knowledge of the properties of fundamental particles and their interactions with materials. 

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 Interest in the position including examples of overcoming adverse situations either inside or outside a laboratory environment. 
3. Statement of Workplace Values 
4. Minimum three, maximum five Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21593 ;

For questions, please contact Dali Georgobiani at dgeorgob@fnal.gov.

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Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is essential to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most hardworking 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