Brookhaven National Laboratory, Physics Department

Position ID:Brookhaven National Laboratory-Physics Department-PRA [#25320]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate (High Energy Theory) (ID JR100550)
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Upton, NewYork 11973, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / High Energy Theory
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/08/11, finished 2024/01/03)
Position Description:    

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Organizational Overview

The High Energy Theory Group (HET) has active programs in many areas of theoretical particle physics. There are strong efforts in neutrino physics, Beyond the Standard Model phenomenology, precision calculations for the LHC and intensity frontier, overlaps of particle physics and cosmology, and lattice gauge theory. The lattice efforts span weak interaction physics, precision calculations of (g-2) and PDF determinations, and the development of new algorithms, among others.

Position Description

In order to strengthen our future efforts, the HET Group has two Postdoctoral Associate opportunities available on or around October 1, 2024. In this role the selected candidates will collaborate with group members in performing original theoretical physics research in precision calculations for the LHC, beyond the standard model phenomenology, neutrino theory, the interplay of particle physics with cosmology or lattice gauge theory. This research is expected to be published in scientific journals and be presented at major conferences. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: A Research Associate for the High Energy Theory Group will:

-Propose, plan and perform scientific investigations in pursuit of scientific and technological excellence in all aspects of Particle Physics.

-Communicate research progress, challenges, achievements, and engage within and beyond the group with new potential collaborations.

-Publish results of research and development in peer-reviewed journals and conduct presentations at major conferences.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The position requires a Ph.D. in Physics -Problem-solving skills to formulate high-quality research ideas and directions in collaboration with mentors in the HET Group.

-Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

-Demonstrated track record of publication of research in high quality peer-reviewed journals and delivery of presentations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-Knowledge of a wide variety of High Energy Theory research methodologies

OTHER INFORMATION: -BNL policy requires that after obtaining a PhD, eligible candidates for Research Associate appointments may not exceed a combined total of five 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 3-year term appointment subject to renewal contingent on performance and funding

-This position will be under the direction of Dr. Sally Dawson, Group Leader, High Energy Theory

-Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and review of applications will begin November 15, 2023

-When electronically applying for this position through, please include (in one document) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of research interests. In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via PDF to: and include the BNL Job ID number in the subject field.

-This is a fully onsite position located at BNL

-May require occasional domestic and international travel

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 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.

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