Divisional Fellow: Relativistic Nuclear Collisions group at LBL

The Nuclear Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a Divisional Fellow in the Relativistic Nuclear Collisions group. A Divisional Fellow appointment is a prestigious career-track position with an accelerated schedule for career advancement, with the expectation of promotion to Senior Scientist after five years following a successful review.

The Divisional Fellow in the Nuclear Science Division is expected to take on a leadership role in advancing the research program of the Relativistic Nuclear Collisions group through a combination of leading original experimental research, developing and constructing new detectors, and taking responsibility for RNC-led projects in the area of Heavy Ion research and the Electron-Ion Collider program.

The RNC group focuses on experimental studies of jets, heavy flavor production, and fluctuations in particle production to understand properties of quark gluon plasma, and to elucidate the QCD phase structure at finite baryon density. Furthermore, the group played a crucial role in determining the spin structure of hadrons, and continues hadron structure studies using fixed-target electron scattering and e-A collisions.

Currently the RNC group has key roles in the STAR, sPHENIX and ALICE experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the Large Hadron Collider. RNC scientists were responsible for the development of STAR’s Heavy Flavor Tracker, hold major responsibilities for the ALICE Inner Tracker System (ITS) upgrade, and the MAPS Vertex Detector (MVTX) for the sPHENIX. We are part of the physics program at Jefferson Lab, including the MOLLER experiment. The group has leadership roles in the physics program and detector design for experiments at the Electron Ion Collider, building upon our strong track record of instrumentation development and physics analyses.

A detailed job posting detailing the role and information on submitting applications can be found here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22418