Particle/ Nuclear Physics Postdoc | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Particle/Nuclear Physics Postdoc

Job IRC55501

What You Will Do
The Subatomic Physics Group (P-25) is inviting applicants for a possible post-doctoral appointment. The candidate’s time would be spent on sub-GeV dark matter/photon searches at the Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino and E1067/SeaQuest experiments. The successful candidate will contribute to the Team’s efforts on novel searches for short-baseline dark sector signatures using the MiniBooNE, SBN liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC) detectors, and the E1067/Seaquest pectrometer. Emphasis will be on running experiments, analysis and publication of current data, and motivating future experiments. Within program constraints, the possibility also exists to participate in the SBN short-baseline neutrino experiment, DUNE, and other LANL Physics Division activities.

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.

What You Will Need

Minimum job requirements:

  • Ph.D. in particle or nuclear physics completed within the last five years is required at or near the time of hiring.
  • Experimental background in one or more of the following areas: Particle physics, nuclear physics, simulation and analysis of particle/nuclear physics experiments, data acquisition, model building.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in English both technically and interpersonally and both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research.

    Desired Skills:

  • Experience with fielding experiments at proton accelerator facilities
  • Experience in detector technologies commonly used in particle and nuclear physics experiments
  • Familiarity with Cerenkov, liquid/gas Time Projection Chamber, and spectrometer detectors
  • Prior experience with dark matter experiments and model building
  • Advanced proficiency in software tools and programming languages commonly associated with particle and nuclear physics experiments, i.e. ROOT, C++, etc.
  • Strong publishing record

    Notes to Applicants:

Visit and search for IRC55501 to apply. For further technical information, please contact Dr. Richard Van de Water ([email protected] or 505-695-8364) or Dr. Ming Liu ([email protected] or 505-667-7125).

In additional to applying on-line, please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills, a CV including a list of peer-reviewed publications and talks, and the names of 3 references. A current C.V. with the following categories is preferred: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale; Experience; Competitive honors; relevant extracurricular activities; Invited presentations; Grants; Patents; Publications.

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