Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)

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Position ID:MIT-Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)-MILNER3_CLAS12 [#27428]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental Physics, Experimental Particle Physics, Nuclear Experiment (nucl-ex)
Appl Deadline:2024/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/04/01)
Position Description:    

The Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS) is currently engaged in the CLAS12 experiment located in Hall B at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, commonly referred to as Jefferson Lab, situated in Newport News, Virginia. Led by Professor Richard Milner, the MIT-CLAS12 group is dedicated to determining absolute cross-sections for deeply virtual exclusive processes. Moreover, the group is actively involved in high-level analysis aimed at studying Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) to deepen our understanding of the proton 3-D imaging and advance research into its gravitational structure. The position entails collaborating with CLAS12 colleagues at Jefferson Lab on data analysis, as well as the extraction and publication of scientific findings.

Applicants should hold a PhD in experimental nuclear or particle physics, along with experience in high-level data analysis. Proficiency in advanced computational skills, particularly in Artificial Intelligence (A.I) and Machine Learning (M.L), would be advantageous.

Review of applications will begin at the time of receipt and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by June 1, 2024. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief statement of research interests and experience via both the AJO website (in a single pdf) and directly to Professor Richard Milner at Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Milner via email.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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