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Postdoctoral Research Associate for ATLAS

Job ID 1902 Date posted 09/24/2019


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 Omega Group at BNL has an opening for a Research Associate to participate in LHC data analysis on the ATLAS experiment and to develop new technologies including machine learning, trigger algorithms, and track reconstruction using FPGA and heterogeneous devices.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participation in ATLAS physics analysis; specifically for indirect searches through electroweak precision measurements.
  • Development of b-tagging algorithms for the trigger using FPGAs .

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in high energy or nuclear physics or in closely related fields.
  • Experience with data analysis and knowledge of statistical techniques for data analysis.
  • Experience in detector performance or trigger systems for high energy or nuclear physics experiments.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Physics analysis with LHC data.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques and tools.
  • Experience programming for HPC machines, GPUs, FPGAs, or heterogeneous devices.
  • Ability to work in a large international collaboration.
  • Hands-on problem solving skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The position is for an initial two-year term with the possibility of an extension.
  • Domestic and international travel should be expected.                                    

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

Candidates seeking to apply must submit an electronic application to this opening.  Your application must include the following items as a single Word document or PDF:

1) A letter of intent outlining your interests and experience, not to exceed three pages and
2) A CV including a list of publications.

Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to physicsLOR@bnl.gov with a subject line referring to this job posting (Req# 1902).

The application is complete when all of these items have been received.

Consideration of applications will begin October 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.      

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

BNL is the host laboratory for the U.S. ATLAS Operations Program, the Phase-I & HL-LHC Upgrade Projects, the U.S. ATLAS Tier-1 computing facility, and is designated as one of the U.S. ATLAS Support Centers.

The Omega Group in the Physics Department at BNL leads several physics analyses on the ATLAS experiment and has major responsibilities in operations, trigger, and software development. The group has leading roles in the ATLAS Phase-I and HL-LHC upgrade projects and has strong R&D programs on trigger/data acquisition, high-performance computing, and silicon detectors.

WHY WORK AT BNL?

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) 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.

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
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits


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