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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 5/17/2017

Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, NY

Upton, NY
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
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JOB ID 786 DATE POSTED 08/31/2016

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.

Organizational Overview

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research. The Physics Department currently has an opportunity for a full-time Assistant Physicist.

The Omega Group in the Physics Department at BNL focuses on the ATLAS experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. BNL serves as the host laboratory for the U.S. ATLAS Operations Program, the Phase-I & HL-LHC Upgrade Projects, the ATLAS Tier-1 computing facility, and is designated as one of the U.S. ATLAS Support Centers. The Omega Group at BNL has major responsibilities in the operations of the ATLAS Liquid Argon calorimeter, Cathode Strip Chambers in the muon spectrometer, trigger and software development, and leads several physics analyses. The group has leading roles in ATLAS Phase-I upgrade projects (Liquid Argon calorimeter trigger readout, Muon New Small Wheel, and Trigger/Data Acquisition) and the ATLAS HL-LHC upgrade (Silicon Strip detector, Liquid Argon calorimeter readout, and Trigger/Data Acquisition). There is a strong physics analysis program in searches for new physical phenomena (supersymmetry, Higgs, and dark matter) and in measurements of Standard Model processes (diboson, Higgs, and top quark production) with the data collected in LHC Run 2 and in preparation for the HL-LHC.

Position Description

The Omega Group in the Physics Department has an opening to join the ongoing effort on the ATLAS experiment at the Assistant Physicist level; outstanding candidates will be considered at higher levels. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong interest in the LHC physics and experimental program and experience in detector development for hadron collider experiments.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* PhD in experimental particle or nuclear physics

* At least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience in particle or nuclear physics experiments

* Ability to lead a team and work in a large collaboration

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Demonstrated leadership in research at hadron-collider particle experiments

* Experience with detector R&D

Other Information:

* Requires travel, including foreign

Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to Michael Begel at To receive full consideration, applications and letters of recommendation should be received by November 1, 2016, but applications will be considered 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

* Vacation

* Holidays

* Dental Plans

* Life Insurance

* 401(k) Plan

* Retirement Plan

* On site Child Development Center, 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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