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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Accelerator Physics

Job ID 3505 Date posted 11/30/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Organizational Overview

The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV.  This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts, and vendor produced components, developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.

Position Description

The Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening for a two-year term Post-doctoral Research Associate position to join the current efforts on the Coherent electron Cooling (CeC) project.  The successful candidate is expected to take part in experimental studies and commissioning of the CeC. In addition, the candidate will work on developing time-resolved diagnostics of the CeC accelerator and advanced simulations of electron beam transport. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take active part in commissioning of coherent electron cooling
  • Perform experimental and simulation studies of coherent electron cooling
  • Analyze experimental data and physical models
  • Develop time-resolved diagnostic
  • Present research results in meetings and conferences

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Accelerator Physics
  • Experience with advanced electron beam simulations codes
  • Experience with Accelerator controls
  • Experience in analyzing experimental data and physical models
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group of scientists, engineers and technical staff
  • A proven track record of experimental design, execution and data analysis as reflected in manuscript writing and successful publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experimental experience with commissioning of space-charge dominated electron beam transport in SRF liner accelerators
  • Theoretical knowledge of coherent electron cooling process
  • Experience with programming languages
  • Knowledge of electron beam diagnostics
  • Experience with advanced electron beam simulation codes such as IMPAC-T/Z, PARMELA, etc.
  • Experience in the analytical modeling

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Initial 2-year term appointment subject to renewal contingent on performance and funding.
  • BNL policy requires that after obtaining a PhD, eligible candidates for research associate appointments may not exceed a combined total of 5 years of relevant work experience as a post-doc and/or in an R&D position, excluding time associated with family planning, military service, illness, or other life-changing events.

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

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are 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. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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