What You Will Do
The Physics Division at Los Alamos National Lab is recruiting a postdoc in theNuclear and Particle Physics and Applications Group (P-3)to work on the sPHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider with focus on the heavy flavor physics and the MVTX silicon pixel detector upgrade. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to participate in physics analysis using existing data from LHCb, PHENIX or Fermilab E906/SeaQuest experiments. The list of major duties includes:
Play a major role in the sPHENIX open heavy flavor physics program development, detector and physics simulations, and carry out the Day-1 sPHENIX B-hadron and/or b-jet studies in 2023 and beyond
Actively participate in the on-going MVTX silicon pixel detector upgrade, play a key role in the MVTX detector R&D, construction, installation and commissioning at BNL in 2022-2023
Obtain a publication record from available data from three options: 1) heavy ion program in LHCb; 2) heavy flavor using single muons in PHENIX; or 3) Drell-Yan and dark photon search analysis using E906/SeaQuest data.
The postdoc term is for two years, with an option for a third year. Outstanding candidates have a chance to be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Frederick Reines or Darleane Christian Hoffman Fellowships at the Lab. Applications are considered until the position is filled.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Ph.D. or equivalent in high-energy particle or nuclear physics within the past five years, or soon to be completed
Experience with nuclear or particle physics data analysis
Good understanding of detector operation and simulations
Physics paper publications
Hands-on experience with detector R&D, readout electronics and control software or firmware
Working knowledge of particle physics event generators and GEANT simulation
Creativity and independence in conducting research, proposing new physics ideas and experiments
Education : A Ph.D. (completed in 2016 or later) in physics or a related field is required.
Note to Applicants:
In addition to applying on-line, applicants should submit a resume and a brief description of research interests to Dr. Ming Liu (email@example.com). Reference letters will be asked for 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.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2-Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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.
Equal Opportunity: 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 regard 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.
Vacancy Name: IRC84312
Organization Name P-3/Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications
Req ID: IRC84312