Job opening at BNL

Job description:
The Physics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory has an opening for an Assistant Physicist to participate in EIC related efforts.

Position Summary:
We are seeking a talented individual to take an active role in advancing the physics case for an EIC and conducting simulation of the relevant processes to optimize detector concepts and designs. The candidate is expected to work closely with theorists and the broader QCD community to explore how the scientific program at an EIC can be further enriched and how data from an EIC can help advance our understanding of matter. The candidate has the opportunity to work, in a fraction of his time, in ongoing RHIC projects. As the EIC program proceeds, the design and optimization of an EIC detector will move center stage and the selected candidate will take a leading role in this process.

While the work will be conducted within BNL’s EIC working group, the person selected will also work closely with the members of the Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science (CFNS), setup jointly between Stony Brook University and BNL, with members of EIC related Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects at BNL, as well as world-wide collaborators from the EIC User Group. We are seeking a talented individual to take an active role in this project. Experience in experimental particle and high-energy nuclear physics as well as solid knowledge in jet finding techniques, computing and process modeling are highly desirable.

The selected candidate will take an active role in studies related to a future EIC. Focus is on exploring new measurements (e.g. jets physics, Wigner function, fragmentation and E-loss in e+A) to widen the physics program of an EIC. He/she will also perform detector-related studies to verify that key measurements can be accomplished with the required precision at a future EIC detector. The candidate is expected to publish the obtained results and present his findings in workshops and conferences. As the EIC project proceeds the candidate will get involved in the preparation of conceptual/technical design reports for EIC detectors.

Position Requirements: Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics, a strong background in data analysis, programming (C++, ROOT, and GEANT preferred), and good communication skills to collaborate with a broad international EIC community. Candidates with experiences in DIS, jet physics, and RHIC physics (spin or/and heavy-ion physics) is preferred.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at and enter the Job ID 1755 into the Search by Job ID field.

Contact: Thomas Ullrich
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