[Cugapost] Staff Scientist Opening at JLab- A message from Patrizia Rossi

Lorelei Chopard lorelei at jlab.org
Thu Nov 21 16:14:32 EST 2013

Staff Scientist
Job ID #: 11528 	Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Science 	Division: Exp Nuclear Physics
Position Type: Regular 	Education Required: Doctorate (Professional)
Experience Required: 6+ years 	Relocation Provided: Yes
Position Description

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), located 
in Newport News, VA, USA, is a world-class scientific laboratory 
centered around a high-intensity, continuous wave electron beam, which 
provides a unique capability for nuclear and particle physics research. 
  The lab is managed for the Department of Energy by Jefferson Science 

Jefferson Lab seeks to fill the position of experimental staff scientist 
in electromagnetic nuclear physics or particle physics. The upgrade of 
the Jefferson Lab beam energy from 6 to 12 GeV is ongoing with early 
beam commissioning imminent. In addition, a new experimental facility 
for high-intensity photon beam experiments, Hall D, is under 
construction, and both experimental Halls B and C see a major overhaul 
with the installation of CLAS12 and SHMS.  In experimental Hall A, a 
combination of base equipment and future large installation experiments 
is foreseen. The initial physics program includes a research program of 
multi-dimensional images of the nucleon, detailed measurements of its 
valence quark structure, studies of the fundamental short-distance 
properties of atomic nuclei, and a research program to study the role of 
gluon self-interactions and the nature of confinement through hadron 
spectroscopy. Major pieces of equipment include tracking chambers, 
calorimeters, time-of-flight detectors and gas Cherenkov counters, 
centered around large superconducting magnet systems. Data acquisition 
and trigger systems need to cope with the high luminosities and event 
sizes. The new Staff Scientist will assume a lead role in the data 
reconstruction and analysis software, hand in hand with Jefferson Lab’s 
large and international user community, to enable expedient analysis of 
complex and large nuclear physics data sets, including archiving for 
general usage. The staff scientist is expected to be actively engaged in 
the Jefferson Lab scientific program and in initiating new research 
proposals for the facility. Some involvement in developing the science 
case for a potential future Electron Ion Collider is foreseen.

Position Requirements

A Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics with at least 6 
years of experience in a nuclear or particle physics environment is 
required.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated leadership 
in at least one research area of current interest and the ability to 
conceive original physics experiments with electromagnetic probes. A 
strong background in modern software design and expedient physics data 
processing and analysis from large and complex detector systems is 
required. Strong communication skills are required to interact with a 
large and diverse international user community.

For any further questions about this advertisement, please contact Dr. 
P. Rossi (rossi at jlab.org).

Applicants should email curriculum vitae by December 15, 2013 to: 
jobline at jlab.org (noting position title in subject line), and have a 
list of publications along with three letters of reference sent to: 
Human Resources Consultant, JSA/Jefferson Lab, 628 Hofstadter Road, 
Suite 2, Newport News, VA 23606.

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