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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Physics

Job ID 1821 Date posted 07/03/2019


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 mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to develop, improve and operate the suite of particle / heavy ion accelerators used to carry out the program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); to support the experimental program including design, construction and operation of the beam transports to the experiments, plus support of detector and research needs of the experiments; to design and construct new accelerator facilities in support of the BNL and national missions. The C-A Department supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The department performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.



The Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening for a two-year term Post-doctoral Research Associate position to join the medium-term R&D effort with emphasis on the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). The successful candidate is expected to take part in the lattice design of the respective electron and hadron accelerators. In addition, the candidate will work on optimizing the dynamic aperture of the electron and hadron storage rings of the Electron Ion Collider (EIC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take active part in accelerator lattice design effort
  • Perform dynamic aperture simulations to optimize the chromatic correction schemes in the various EIC accelerators



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in Physics
  • Experience with collider accelerator lattice design
  • In-depth familiarity with accelerator design and simulation codes such as MAD-X, BMAD, or ELEGANT
  • Experience with writing simulation codes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for interaction with a diverse group of scientists, engineers and technical staff


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python or C
  • Hands-on experience with accelerator operations


OTHER INFORMATION:

BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.

This is a two-year term Post-doctoral Research Associate position that offers a comprehensive benefits package.


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


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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