Postdoctoral Associate, Experimental Nuclear Physics Group

Massachusetts, United States
25 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS)-Experimental Nuclear Physics Group, to work on an experiment preparing to run on the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will search for a non-zero value of the electric dipole moment of the neutron (nEDM). This nEDM search is an investigation into Physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM), as a detectable nEDM would indicate the existence of strong CP violation, which is not present in the Standard Model but which is a feature of most extensions to the Standard Model. A non-zero nEDM would also help explain the baryon-antibaryon asymmetry in the Universe. The current chief MIT responsibility in the nEDM experiment is testing and implementing an Atomic Beam Source (ABS) of polarized 3He, which will be used to minimize the uncertainty due to non-uniformities in the experiment’s magnetic field. This project is well along but still has important steps to complete before the ABS is ready to be installed in the experiment. During the subsequent running and analysis of the experiment, the MIT group expects to play a number of important roles. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a recent Ph.D. in physics. Job #17816

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Robert Redwine at Questions may also be directed to Professor Redwine. 

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by September 15, 2019.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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