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Physicist Job Description

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Responsible for studying the nature of the universe, including subatomic particles to matter in space. Develops new technologies, creates experiments, and applies research to find answers to real-world problems.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop theories to explain atom formation.
  • Conduct experiments to test theories on properties of matter and energy.
  • Design scientific equipment.
  • Develop new technology to be used in healthcare.
  • Write scientific papers.
  • Study theoretical areas, such as the fundamental nature of atoms and molecules and the evolution of the universe.
  • Design and perform experiments with sophisticated equipment such as particle accelerators, electron microscopes, and lasers.
  • Discover and formulate laws that explain the forces of nature, such as gravity, electromagnetism, and nuclear interactions.
  • Develop advanced materials.
  • Develop theories to better explain what gravity is or how the universe was formed.
  • Plan radiation treatments for cancer patients.
  • Investigate equipment performance, organize quality control practices, and design installation.
  • Characterize several aspects of the charged particle environment in space.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve codes and models used to characterize the space radiation environment and human exposure in that environment.
  • Perform particle physics research and development of production target for high power production target single-slice prototype; thermal, structural and thermo-mechanical computer analysis
  • Stay abreast of the research and development of new techniques, physical methods and equipment.
  • Define the performance specifications and participates in the selection, acceptance testing and quality assurance of highly technical and costly equipment.

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