Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The mission of the Instrumentation Division is to develop state-of-the-art instrumentation required for experimental research programs at Brookhaven Lab and to maintain the expertise and facilities in specialized high technology areas essential for this work. Development of facilities is motivated by present Brookhaven research programs and anticipated future directions of research. Our work has a significant impact on programs throughout the world that rely on state-of-the-art radiation detectors and readout electronics.
The Instrumentation Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on Thin Film Photocathode Growth for accelerator and detector applications. The successful applicant will work on custom Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) systems for growth of photocathodes, operate these systems to develop photocathodes for RHIC operation and the future EIC operation, and perform quality and lifetime testing of the fabricated films. In addition, the candidate will characterize the generated electron beams in the UHV system. This is a two-year postdoctoral position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with scientists and other technical staff to produce photocathodes thin films using custom UHV tools.
Use simulation software to design electron beam transport and vacuum system
Design and implement transport of high power laser beam for high current generation from cathode
Perform systematic measurement to validate and establish lifetime of cathodes.
Work with division staff to meet the BNL laboratory needs
Maintain and operate a set of complex vacuum deposition tools
Maintain a safe and respectful workplace environment
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science.
Ability to work closely with Scientists and Engineers on specialized assignments
Experience with UHV techniques, pump systems and leak checking equipment
Basic understanding of photoemission process, thin film techniques
Experience with simulation codes for HV geometry, electron transport and vacuum systems
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge on/experience with Lasers and optics
Knowledge of process control software like Python or Labview
Experience in photocathode growth
Experience with electron beam transport
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Will require radiation training and very occasional work in a radiological controlled area
Will require the ability to lift 30 lbs., and to stand for an hour
BNL policy requires that Research Associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.
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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.