Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV. This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.
The Collider-Accelerator Dept (CAD) has an opening for an Assistant Scientist ( two-year term ) in the Instrumentation Systems Group. The candidate will be working on beam instrumentation/diagnostics related physics design and simulations, predominately for the Collider Accelerator Department and also for the Electron-Ion Collider project (EIC). This includes, but is not limited to, upgrade of injection and extraction systems in the Booster & AGS (Alternating Gradient Synchrotron), beam diagnostics system commissioning for the Coherent electron Cooling experiment, hadron injection stripline kicker impedance and heating simulation for Electron-Ion Collider, and the Relativistic Heavey Ion Collider (RHIC) instrumentation upgrade design/simulation for EIC. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work on conceptual design, simulation, test and commissioning of instrumentation (Beam Diagnostic Devices) for monitoring and measuring beam parameters for existing RHIC facilities and future accelerators in CAD and for the EIC project
Perform impedance measurements for various accelerator components in the lab
Work shifts on beam tuning and commissioning of beam instrumentation (diagnostic devices) to assist the operation of the accelerators in the Collider-Accelerator Department (two weeks per year)
Conduct research and/or studies that contribute to the operation and development of the existing C-AD accelerator complex, the design of EIC accelerators, and present results in group meetings, design and project reviews
Publish scientific research in peer-reviewed journals and present at national and international conferences
Ph.D. in High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Instrumentation for Particle and Nuclear Physics or Accelerator Physics
Solid foundation in scientific instrumentation/diagnostics design and integration
Experience with laboratory instrumentation, simulations and testing
Experience in electro-magnetic field simulation of instrumentation devices, pulsed devices
Demonstrated ability to perform research independently and as part of a research group
Clear and concise written and oral communication skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in electronics and development of scientific detector systems
Familiarity with instrumentation control software development, data acquisition and data analysis based on C/C++, Python, Matlab
Experience with advanced software and computing techniques
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Significant computer usage
Attend approximately two conferences per year, physically or virtually
Initial two-year term appointment subject to renewal contingent on performance and funding
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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.