Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Brookhaven National Laboratory was recently chosen as the building site for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility. The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the "glue" that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe. The machine design is based on the existing and highly optimized RHIC Ion-Ion collider. It will consist of two intersecting accelerators, one producing an intense beam of electrons, the other a beam of protons or heavier atomic nuclei which are steered into head-on collisions. Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the Electron-Ion Collider will trigger technological breakthroughs that have broad-ranging impact on human health and national challenges.
The Accelerator Design Group within the Electron Ion Collider project seeks an Assistant or Associate Scientist to join the design effort on the Electron Ion Collider (EIC). The successful candidate is expected to take a lead role in all aspects of the lattice design effort. In addition, the candidate will work on general accelerator physics problems related to the EIC.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Take a lead role in the accelerator design effort of the EIC
Perform general accelerator physics studies in support of the EIC
Assume project and team leadership responsibilities, as required
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ph.D. in Physics or a related field
Several years' experience at the post-doc level
Experience with collider accelerator lattice design
In-depth familiarity with accelerator design and simulation codes such as MAD, 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, Abilities:
Experience with programming languages such as Python or C/C++
Hands-on experience with accelerator operations
Domestic and international travel may be required
The selected candidate would be hired for an initial two year term; term renewal contingent on funding and performance
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills and experience.
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Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
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.