Fermilab, Computational Science and Artificial Intelligence Directorate

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Position ID:FNAL-CSAID-RALARTPC [#24801, 006680]
Position Title: Research Associate (LAr TPC Neutrino)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Salary Range:Competitive
Appl Deadline:2023/08/13 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/05/07, listed until 2023/08/13)
Position Description:    

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We Are: 

Fermilab is America’s best in class 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! 

The Scientific Computing Division seeks outstanding applicants for a post-doctoral Research Associate position working on neutrino experiments that use liquid argon time projection chambers (LAr TPC). 

Fermilab has a strong and diverse research program in neutrino physics and an extensive array of LAr TPC experiments. Fermilab is the host lab for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) and home of the Short Baseline Neutrino program. As the successful candidate, you will conduct physics research and publish analysis of neutrino detector data on a topic of your choice. Every effort will be made to help and guide a Fermilab Research Associate to design their own research program and maintain support so that they have the chance to produce physics results. 

In parallel to physics analysis, you will bring your physics expertise and learn from a team of world-leading HEP computing experts and extreme-scale computing experts from Fermilab and collaborating institutions to gain expertise in modern software development. You will help design the software, algorithms, and workflows that will enable LAr TPC scientists and yourself to perform efficient and world-class measurements utilizing a variety of computing platforms and architectures. 

The position is for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter, and subject to continued funding. 

We Are Looking For: 
  • Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or another relevant subject by the time of the appointment. 
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishments in experimental physics. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to prepare and present results through scientific conferences and publications. 
  • Experience in scientific computing for physics experiments. Experience in the area of scientific software frameworks, algorithm development, or simulation in C++ or a similar programming language is a plus but not required. 
  • Willingness to work collaboratively on a team with varied strengths.

You Will: 
  • Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity. 
  • Abide by and be responsible for performing all activities in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices. 
  • Work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment respecting and building upon the contributions of others.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions 
HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Tight Work Schedule, and Visually Demanding. 

Application Instructions 
Interested candidates should submit the following documents via Academic Jobs Online: 
  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae including a list of selected publications 
  • Research Statement
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site). 

For general information about this position, please contact Mike Kirby at kirby@fnal.gov. 

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is crucial to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most versatile 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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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:
email address
PO Box 500, MS 116
Batavia, IL 60510