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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Scientific Computing Division)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/26/2016

Fermilab Batavia, IL

Job Classification
Full Time
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Batavia, IL
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Doctoral Degree
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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory seeks a highly qualified candidate for a postdoctoral Research Associate position to work on the MINERvA and DUNE experiments as part of the Scientific Computing Division (SCD). The position offers opportunities to develop the hardware, software, leadership, and analysis skills necessary for long-term success in particle physics research. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in data analysis on existing MINERvA neutrino data and in the development of event generator and/or beam simulations for DUNE. Additional information about MINERvA and DUNE can be found at and

Positions are for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter. Every effort will be made to design the research program and maintain support for a Fermilab Research Associate so that she/he has the opportunity to produce physics results.

Respects, understands and values individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions


Ph.D. in particle physics, nuclear physics, or a relevant discipline by the time of the appointment

A strong record of recent accomplishments in experimental physics

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Familiarity with the C++ programming language

Experience with HEP software frameworks

Creative and independent problem solving skills

Willingness to work collaboratively on a diverse team

Capacity for prolonged computer work and visually demanding work

Ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial aircraft both domestically and internationally may be required

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Research Statement, and 4) Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).

For more information about this position, please contact Gabe Perdue ( or Laura Fields (

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Tight Work Schedule, and Visually Demanding.

There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

Diverse People, Diverse Jobs
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.