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Postdoctoral Research Associate -- High Energy Theory

Job ID 1517 Date posted 11/06/2018

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 High Energy Theory Group (HET) has active programs in all areas of Particle Physics, including Standard Model and beyond, flavor physics and lattice gauge techniques. 

The High Energy Theory Group has a post-doctoral Research Associate position available on or about October 1, 2019.   This position will support the HET Quantum Information Science (QIS) effort and assist in accelerating related research and development. The candidate chosen would be initially hired for a term of two years with the possibility of a third-year extension depending on performance and availability of funds.  

This position will be under the direction of H. Davoudiasl, High Energy Theory Group Leader, Physics Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Propose, plan and perform scientific investigations in pursuit of scientific and technological excellence in all aspects of Particle Physics
  • Meet deadlines and carry out an independent research program

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics or related fields

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of High Energy Theory research methodologies, preferably with a strong background of lattice-gauge techniques and interest in quantum computing
  • Experience with statistical analysis and quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Strong computational skills; analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Interest in both quantum computing and lattice gauge theories is preferred


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

In addition to submitting your curriculum vitae through “BNL Careers,” please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via PDF to: and cc.  We will begin reviewing applications on December 3, 2018 until the position is filled.

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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