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Assistant Physicist/Associate Physicist

Job ID 828 Date posted 10/04/2016


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



Brookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research. The High Energy Theory Physics Group has an Assistant Scientist / Associate Scientist position available on or about October 1, 2017. 

The group has active programs in all areas of Particle Physics, including Standard Model and beyond and lattice gauge techniques. This is a two-year term position with the opportunity to progress through BNL’s scientific staff ranks based on performance.  In addition to submitting your curriculum vitae through “BNL Careers,” please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via PDF to: nkelly@bnl.gov  and cc. hooman@bnl.gov.   

Under the direction of H. Davoudiasl, HET Group Leader, Physics Department.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Successful candidates must be capable of performing research work in theory and phenomenology of Particle Physics, in Standard Model or models beyond and/or in lattice gauge techniques completely on their own.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to do research work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Strong publication record and presentation skills commensurate with the level of appointment.

Other Information - Security Clearance, drivers’ license, use of private car, location, travel requirements)

  • Domestic/foreign travel is necessary to present/collaborate scientific research.
  • The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate grade level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills he or she brings to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience.
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 Plans

•            Vacation     

•            Holidays

•            Dental Plans

•            Life Insurance

•            401(k) Plan

•            Retirement Plan

•            Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits


We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer 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.

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