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Physicist

Job ID 815 Date posted 09/10/2016


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.



The Physics Department at BNL has an extensive research program in Nuclear Physics, including leading roles in experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and a broad effort in theoretical nuclear physics associated with Quantum Chromodynamics.  RHIC is a world-leading leading facility for high energy nucleus-nucleus and spin-polarized proton-proton collisions.  BNL’s Nuclear Theory Group, working with international collaborators, plays a central role in the theoretical analysis and planning of measurements at RHIC and elsewhere, including at a future Electron Ion Collider (EIC).



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

The Physics Department at BNL is seeking an experienced theoretical physicist with a well-established research record to play a leading role in the Laboratory’s Nuclear Theory research program in Quantum Chromodynamics, associated with RHIC and future possibilities at an EIC. 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.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear or Particle Physics
  • At least 10 years of experience working in the field of theoretical nuclear or particle physics with significant research accomplishments

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Experience working on the motivation of experimental programs, and the analysis and interpretation of experimental data at high energy colliders

Procedure to apply:

  • Please submit your curriculum vitae through “BNL Careers”
  • E-mail it to Dorothy Davis at dorothyd@bnl.gov in PDF format
  • In your CV please include the names of 3 or more potential referees
Please note: NO LETTERS of recommendation are required at this stage of the application process.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications by November 1st. However applications will continue be considered until the position is filled

Other Information:   (Security Clearance, drivers’ license, use of private car, location, travel requirements)
  • Requires travel, including foreign 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 Plans

•              Vacation

•              Holidays

•              Dental Plans

•              Life Insurance

•              401(k) Plan

•              Retirement Plan

•              On site Child Development Center, 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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