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Assistant or Associate Physicist - High Energy Theory

Job ID 1926 Date posted 10/17/2019

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.

The High Energy Theory (HET) Group has active programs in all areas of Particle Physics, including Standard Model and beyond and lattice gauge techniques. We seek applicants with a strong record of research accomplishments in Particle Physics Phenomenology, broadly defined. 

The HET Group will have an Assistant or Associate Physicist position available beginning on or about October 1, 2020. The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate position level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills, as well as years of relevant experience. The candidate chosen would be hired for an initial term of two years with the possibility of an extension up to five years and an eventual promotion to a staff position.

In addition to submitting your curriculum vitae through “BNL Careers,” please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via PDF to: and cc.  Please state the BNL Job ID#1926 in the subject title of your email.  The review of applications will start December 1, 2019 and the recruitment process will continue till the search is completed. 

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics 
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of High Energy Theory research methodologies
  • Experience with statistical analysis and quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Excellent computational skills, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and carry out an independent research program

Other Information

  • Domestic/foreign travel is necessary to present/collaborate scientific research.

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
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 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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