Postdoctoral Appointee - Experimental Hadronic Physics

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, USA

Job posting number: #7206829 (Ref:417082)

Posted: January 13, 2024

Job Description

We invite applications for up to two postdoctoral positions in experimental hadronic physics at Argonne National Laboratory.  You will be part of our team working on physics performed at Jefferson Lab, PSI, Fermilab and the future EIC with some flexibility to pursue your own research interests. We seek excellent candidates with a background in experimental nuclear or high-energy physics. The positions are for up to three years and offer a highly competitive salary. The review of applications will start on February 15th, 2024 until the positions are filled.

These positions will primarily focus on the CLAS12-ALERT program (detector and analysis), TMDs with CLAS12 at JLab, MUSE at PSI, SpinQuest at Fermilab and the three scientific pillars of the SoLID detector, namely J/psi production near threshold, TMDs, and PVDIS. We require experience in one or more of the following: Experimental data analysis related to hadronic/nuclear physics, simulations, detector development, MCP-PMTs, PMTs, silicon sensors and data acquisition.

Argonne National Laboratory, located near Chicago, is a large multidisciplinary science and engineering research center. The Medium Energy Group in the Physics Division is focused on partonic physics in nucleons and nuclei within QCD. Our Team is comprised of eight staff members, two engineers, and postdocs and students. We have a broad-ranging program: electron-scattering experiments at Jefferson Lab in Hall A, B, and C (including CLAS12 and SoLID), SeaQuest and SpinQuest at Fermilab, and the MUSE experiment at PSI. We are leading three substantial hardware projects: the ALERT time-of-flight (ATOF) detector, the ePIC Barrel Imaging Calorimeter, and some key components of the SoLID detector at Jefferson Lab. We actively explore innovative measurement techniques and novel technologies, such as superconducting nanowire detectors and pixelized 3D-printed MCP-PMTs, leveraging Argonne’s multidisciplinary nature.

To apply:

1. Submit application via Workday with a Postdoctoral profile

2. Follow up with your curriculum vitae and a short (about one page) research statement to Paulette Dahlberg (pdahlberg@anl.gov).

3. Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Paulette Dahlberg (pdahlberg@anl.gov).

Please note only applications submitted through Workday will be considered

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent (by the time of the appointment).

  • (optional) Experience in one or more of the following areas: Experimental data analysis related to hadronic/nuclear physics, detector simulations, MCP-PMTs, PMTs, silicon sensors and superconducting nanowires and data acquisition.

  • Ability to model Argonne’s core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7206829 (Ref:417082)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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