Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook, NY
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate-1700745

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)

Ph.D in Experimental Nuclear or Particle Physics in-hand by July 1, 2017.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in any or all of the broad areas of detector development, electronics and engineering design. Online and offline analysis software development and data analysis. Experience with Monte Carlo simulations and hardware development of detector systems in fixed target or collider experiments. Lasers and photodetectors in accelerator-based nuclear or particle physics experiments, electron beam polarimetry.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. We seek to hire two Postdoctoral Associates in the Research Groups of Professor Krishna Kumar and Professor Abhay Deshpande. The successful candidates will work on the parity-violating electron scattering (PVES) program at Jefferson Laboratory (JLab), and R&D for a future Electron Ion Collider (EIC). For more information, please visit websites:

  • Development of PREX/CREX fused silica electron detectors, relevant simulations, online and offline analysis software, and the experimental configuration in Hall A at JLab.
  • Development of MOLLER detector prototypes, relevant simulations, and participation in engineering design efforts for various MOLLER subsystems, especially the toroidal spectrometer.
  • Development of the SOLID software framework, tracking algorithms, DAQ subsystem, and various detector R&D projects.
  • Participation in detector construction activities of the sPHENIX ongoing within the SBU experimental groups.
  • Participation in the electron beam polarimetry effort at JLab Hall-A, both in the Compton and the Moller polarimeter subgroups.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission, which may include attending Scientific Conferences and Meetings.

Special Notes:This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

***Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and include the Names, Institutions and Email Addresses of three references.

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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Physics & Astronomy-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:00 am - 5:00 pmPhysics & Astronomy-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Apr 3, 2017
Posting End Date: Jun 3, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: CWE
Salary Grade: SL1


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