Fermilab, Accelerator Division

2392 24699
Position ID:FNAL-Accelerator Division-ADAS [#24699, 006710]
Position Title: Associate Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Accelerator Physics, Particle Physics, Physics
Salary Range:Competitive
Appl Deadline:2023/06/13 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/04/13, listed until 2023/06/13)
Position Description:    

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

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park. 

Open Date: April 13, 2023 
Closing Date: June 13, 2023 

The Target Systems Department of the Beams Division of the Accelerator Directorate is seeking candidates for a Associate Scientist to provide scientific leadership for the Mu2e Target Station. The successful candidate will be involved with studies of muon beam generation, development of beam components and the associated equipment, experimental test of prototype devices, and operation of the target station. 

The Target System Department consists of physicists, engineers, and technicians involved with the design, construction, operation, maintenance, upgrades of all the high-powered target facilities at Fermilab: Mu2e, NuMI, LBNF, Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN), and Muon g-2. These facilities include targets, focusing elements, beam windows, collimators/baffles, decay pipes/channels, beam absorbers, and remote handling equipment needed for maintenance and replacement of components. 

You Will 
  • Work with scientists and engineers in the implementation, operation, and upgrades of the Mu2e target station at Fermilab.
  • Provide leadership for development and operations of the Mu2e target station. 
  • Coordinate effort to model and simulate particle interactions that occur within the target station. 
  • Develop instrumentation and methods to monitor target station performance. 
  • Participate in other research, operations, and projects of relevance within the Accelerator Directorate and the Target Systems Department. 
  • Participate in the high-powered targetry research and development.
  • Present results and updates to the Target Systems Department, the Accelerator Directorate, Mu2e collaboration, and/or at conferences. 
  • Abide by and be responsible for performing all activities in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices. 
We Are Looking For 
  • Ph.D. in accelerator physics, particle physics, or relevant discipline. 
  • At least two (2) years of scientific research experience (or equivalent) in accelerator physics, particle physics, or relevant discipline. 
  • Experience with the properties of fundamental particles and their interactions with materials. 
  • Experience performing simulations and comparisons with data. 
  • Knowledge of modern Monte Carlo codes for high-energy particle productions is desirable. 
  •  Knowledge of data management techniques and tools is desirable. 
  • Experience in practices of radiation protection and hazard evaluation is desirable. 
  • Experience with particle physics detectors or accelerator beam instrumentation is desirable. 
  • Experience with accelerator physics and techniques is desirable. 
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical systems is desirable. 
  • Ability to work effectively under the requirements of schedules and shifting priorities. 
  • Ability to work effectively with other individuals and within groups of varying composition. 
  • A record of scientific accomplishments, publications, and other products of research. 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including the preparation and delivery of papers, reports, and presentations. 

Physical Activity and Work Conditions Human Factors: mental concentration, tight work schedule, visually demanding Physical Factors: high voltage, ionizing radiation 

Application Instructions 
Candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24699 ;
  • a cover letter; 
  • a research statement; 
  • a curriculum vitae with a list of publications indicating which ones the candidate had major responsibilities/contributions exist; 
  • and at least five (5) reference letters. 

For more information about this position, please contact Keith Gollwitzer at gollwitz@fnal.gov.  

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.

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Further Info:
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PO Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510