Brookhaven National Laboratory, Physics Department

Position ID:Brookhaven National Laboratory-Physics Department-PD [#23100]
Position Title: Postdoc in Flavor/Particle Physics(ID 3343)
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Upton, New York 11973, United States
Subject Area: Physics / Electronic Detector Group
Appl Deadline:none
Position Description:    

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) 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.

Organizational Overview

The position is in Electronic Detector Group (EDG) in the Physics Department at BNL. EDG has great strength in the study of the physics of flavor and an extensive history in kaon, muon and neutrino experiments and recent research in heavy flavor physics with the Belle II experiment. EDG physicists have major responsibilities in several neutrino experiments: the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) and its prototype (ProtoDUNE), the short-baseline neutrino program (SBN includes MicroBooNE, SBND, and ICARUS), Daya Bay and PROSPECT. The EDG currently has twenty-five physicists at various career levels and a long history of research in fundamental particle physics. In collaboration with the Instrumentation Division, the group performs research and development in electronics, detector design, and event reconstruction for liquid-argon TPCs (LArTPC). In collaboration with the BNL Chemistry Department, the group performs research and development on water-based liquid scintillator and reactor neutrino experiments. In collaboration with the Computational Science Initiative, we develop new software and computing to advance intensity frontier research

Position Description

The Physics Department has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to take a leading role in physics analysis of current and/or future LArTPC neutrino experiments (MicroBooNE, SBND, ICARUS, DUNE) and to develop the next-generation rare pion decay experiment: PIONEER. The expected technical work may include developing detector simulation, event reconstruction, data analysis techniques, and detector R&D. The expected physics analyses with LArTPC experiments may include measurement of neutrino oscillations, neutrino-argon cross section extractions, and search for physics beyond the standard model. The development of PIONEER experiment is a new initiative with opportunity for scientific leadership. This position has a high level of interaction with international and multicultural scientific communities.

Essential Duties:

• Develop advanced detector simulation, automated event reconstruction, and data analysis techniques for neutrino and/or pion experiment

• Perform analysis of current and/or future LArTPC neutrino experiments (MicroBooNE, SBND, ICARUS, DUNE), including measurement of neutrino oscillations or neutrino-argon cross section extraction

• Technical work may include developing detector simulation, event reconstruction, data analysis techniques, detector R&D, using programming language such as C++ and Python

• Document research results and conduct presentations at meetings and conferences

• Prepare and deliver oral presentations, as well as write articles in scientific journals Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• PhD in experimental particle, nuclear physics or related fields.

• Demonstrated ability to perform research independently and as part of a research group. • Clear and concise oral and written communication and interpersonal and analytical skills. • Programming ability and proficiency with modern program language such as C++ and Python. • Familiarity with detector simulation, event reconstruction, and physics data analysis.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Experience with noble liquid detector technology, silicon detector technology, and/or tracking detector technology (e.g. LArTPC),

• Experience with accelerator experiments or collider physics • Experience and/or interest in detector electronics and physics

OTHER INFORMATION:

• In your electronic application submission, please include (in one document) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief description of research interests. After electronic submission of application, applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to PhysicsLOR@bnl.gov.

• BNL policy requires that after obtaining a PhD, eligible candidates for research associate appointments may not exceed a combined total of 5 years of relevant work experience as a postdoc 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 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

• 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, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

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.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

*VEVRAA Federal Contractor Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at: https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0486.1-BOrder-a/@@images/file Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

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.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

*VEVRAA Federal Contractor Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at: https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0486.1-BOrder-a/@@images/file


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