Assistant Physicist - Heavy Flavor Physics
Brookhaven Science Associates
 Upton, NY
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Position Description

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

Organizational Overview

The Electronic Detector Group (EDG) in the Physics Department at BNL has an extensive history in kaon, neutrino and muon experiments. The EDG recently began a new research effort in heavy flavor physics with the Belle II B-factory experiment in KEK (Japan). EDG physicists also have major responsibilities in many neutrino and muon experiments; the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) and its prototype (ProtoDUNE), MicroBooNE, Daya Bay, PROSPECT, SBND, ICARUS, and the muon g-2 experiment. The EDG currently has twenty physicists at various career levels and a long history of research in fundamental particle physics. In collaboration with the Instrumentation Division, the group is performing research and development in electronics and detector design for liquid-argon TPCs. In collaboration with the BNL Chemistry Department, the group is performing research and development on water-based liquid scintillator and reactor neutrino experiments.

Position Description

The Physics Department has an opening for a tenure track Assistant Physicist position for an initial two-year term. The selected candidate will participate in the research effort on the Belle II experiment in the Electronic Detector Group. The candidate will be expected to take a leading role in analysis of Belle II data as the experiment turns on and ramps up to full luminosity. BNL is the lead Laboratory for US Belle II Computing Operations. This position would be under the direction of Dr. David Jaffe.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Belle II data analysis and processing.
  • Active participation in all aspects of the Belle II collaboration.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A Ph.D. in high energy or nuclear physics
  • Minimum of three years of postdoctoral experience
  • Strong record of recent accomplishments in experimental physics
  • Extensive experience in data analysis and detector simulation of particle physics experiments.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform research independently and as part of a research group
  • Proficiency with common high energy physics analysis tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with assembly, commissioning and analysis of a particle physics experiment at an e+e- collider.
  • Knowledge of heavy flavor physics.
  • Strong programming skills
  • Experience with detector simulation with Geant4


Domestic and international travel is required

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

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