Postdoctoral Associate in Physics

Massachusetts, United States
17 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS), to assume a position in experimental nuclear physics with the Hadronic Physics Group. Will join an ongoing collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, Long Island, New York to develop a source of polarized He-3 ions for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at BNL.

The BNL-MIT collaboration has developed a concept using high field optical pumping and the existing Electron Beam Ionization Source at BNL. The main focus of effort over the next several years is to realize this concept and to test it by extracting and measuring the nuclear polarization of fully stripped polarized He-3 nuclei. 

The project offers a unique opportunity to play a leading role in the development of cutting-edge ion-source technology, which is essential for next-generation subatomic physics experiments.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a recent Ph.D. in physics.

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, please submit a CV and cover letter and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:  Richard Milner, 26-411, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139; or emailed to

The position requires residence in the vicinity of Brookhaven National Laboratory and periodic travel to MIT.

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.