Postdoc Positions at BNL

The Physics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory has an opening for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to participate in Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) related efforts.

The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the "glue" that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe. Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the Electron-Ion Collider will trigger technological breakthroughs. The efforts related to EIC research are conducted by scientists within the BNL Physics Department. The persons selected will also work closely with the members of the EIC Project Directorate, respective EIC User Group working groups, and the Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science.

BNL is investing in efforts expanding the scientific reach of the EIC. The Electron-Ion Collider Project has currently only one detector and interaction region in the scope, while the wider EIC community is strongly in favor of a second detector. Therefore, a strong case forming the foundation for a national and international funding request needs to be developed. The key goal of this effort is to (i) strengthen the case for a second EIC detector building on the arguments already brought forward by the community, (ii) provide a realistic detector concept that is complementary to the current project detector, EPIC, in terms of physics reach, precision, and systematics and (iii) broaden the physics program of the EIC facility.

In this context, the BNL Physics Department has an opening for two postdoctoral research associates to work on physics and detector simulations, detector design and evaluation of various technologies for a second detector.

We are seeking talented individuals to take an active role in this project. Experience in experimental particle or high-energy nuclear physics as well as solid knowledge in programming, simulation software, and detector technologies are highly desirable.  A Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics is required.

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 3512  into the keyword search field. In addition, please forward a copy of your application to directly.