Los Alamos National Laboratory High Energy Nuclear Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC74046
Job Title High Energy Nuclear Physics Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name P-25/Subatomic Physics
What You Will Do
The Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites outstanding applicants for postdoctoral positions in the High Energy Nuclear Physics team of the Subatomic Physics Group (P-25) to work on SpinQuest with a polarized target (E1039). LANL is the lead institution on the experiment E1039 which will measure the Sivers function of the sea-quarks using the 120 GeV beam from Fermilab’s Main Injector. The successful applicant is expected to be stationed at Fermilab for the first 2 years and acquire the skills needed to take on a leading role in E1039 tasks, which may involve one or more of the following: online monitoring, operation/maintenance of the drift chambers, trigger system, target operation, data acquisition as well as the physics simulation and analysis. The candidate must have or expect to complete soon a Ph.D. in physics, preferably in high energy nuclear or particle physics, and it must be less than 5 years since the Ph.D. was granted. The postdoctoral term is for 2 years, with an option to renew for a third year.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
-experience with data analysis tools typically used for nuclear and particle physics
experience with detector operation and R&D
paper publication record in high energy nuclear physics or particle physics
-good oral and written communication
FPGA programming, or willingness to learn FPGA programming
Experience with slow control system like EPICS or LabVIEW
Education: The applicant is required to have a Ph.D. in high-energy particle or nuclear physics within the past five years, or soon to be completed.
Notes to Applicants: Applicants should submit a resume and a brief description of research interests to the online application page. Reference letters will be asked at a later stage of the selection process. This position does not require a security clearance, U.S. citizenship or residency. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups in the field; such as women, African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Latin Americans. Consideration of applications will begin June 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.
For general information go to Postdoc Program .
Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
The successful applicant is expected to be stationed at Fermilab for the first 2 years.
Appointment Type Postdoc
Req ID: IRC74046