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Job ID 3416 Date posted 09/30/2022

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Organizational Overview

The Omega Group in the Physics Department at BNL focuses on the ATLAS experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. We have a strong physics program concentrated on measurements of Standard Model processes (Electroweak, Higgs, QCD) and on searches for new physical phenomena (Higgs, dark matter, supersymmetry, and exotics). The Omega Group has major responsibilities in the operation of the ATLAS Liquid Argon calorimeter, Trigger/DAQ, and software development, and has leading roles in the ATLAS HL-LHC upgrade (Silicon Strip detector, Liquid Argon calorimeter, and Trigger/Data Acquisition). The group also has strong detector R&D programs on silicon detectors and in trigger/DAQ. BNL serves as the host laboratory for the U.S. ATLAS Operations Program, the U.S. ATLAS Phase-I & HL-LHC Upgrade Projects, the ATLAS Tier-1 computing facility, and is an active U.S. ATLAS Center.

Position Description

The Omega Group in the Physics Department has an opening for a scientist to join the ongoing effort on the ATLAS experiment. You will be expected to take a leading role in the activities of the group including major contributions to ATLAS, mentorship of postdocs and junior staff, exploration of future physics initiatives, collaboration with other BNL groups, and broader engagement such as education and outreach, DEI initiatives, and scientific service. We expect that the scientist will grow in this role and eventually attain the distinction of tenure. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the ATLAS scientific program.
  • Development of new initiatives towards the future of particle physics.
  • Leadership of scientific, technical and administrative members of the group/collaborations

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in experimental particle or nuclear physics.
  • At least 2 years of full-time postdoctoral research experience in particle or nuclear physics experiments.
  • Ability to lead a team and work in a large international collaboration.
  • Hands-on problem solving skills and clear and concise verbal and written communication skills. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership in scientific research at hadron-collider particle experiments.
  • Experience with detector R&D and/or construction.
  • Experience with computing & software development. 


  • Domestic and international travel should be expected.
  • Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • This position will be under the direction of Dr. Michael Begel.

Please express your interest via electronic application including cover letter, CV, and Research Statement as Word documents or PDF.

Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to with a subject line referring to this job posting (Req# XXXX) and cc: to Michael Begel (

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

Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue 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
  • Retirement 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, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, 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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