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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Physics

Job ID 1094 Date posted 08/10/2017


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 developing a program in cosmology, following a long tradition of strength in particle and nuclear physics.  The group plays a critical role in the LSST hardware and science analysis as well as being involved in eBOSS, DESI and DES experiments.



The Physics Department has an opening for a postdoctoral Research Associate to perform research in the field of experimental cosmology, analyzing real and simulated data from cosmic frontier DOE experiments in which BNL is involved (eBOSS, DESI, LSST).



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • PhD in Physics or Astronomy
  • Strong background in cosmology

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Theory, Data Analysis or Instrument Design relevant to Large Scale Structure Experiments

Other Information:

  • 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
•              Dental Plans
•              Vacation
•              Holidays
•              Life Insurance
•              401(k) Plan
•              Paid Parental Leave
•              Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits


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