Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Applications Physicist

Particle Physics Division

We Are

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and South Dakota and in locations around the world, including deep underground mines in Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

The Particle Physics Division seeks candidates for an Applications Physicist position in the Muon Department. The Application Physicist’s portfolio will initially include constructing, commissioning and operating state-of-the-art experimental instrumentation working at the Fermilab site in Illinois. The Muon Department seeks to create a welcoming environment where all members are encouraged to work towards our common scientific goals and everyone’s contributions are equally valued. Contributions vary extensively across technical skill sets and human experiences. This diversity of tools and talent allows us to tackle together some of the most challenging questions facing science today in dynamic and exciting ways. The current opening is to play a leading role in building and operating the Mu2e experiment that will perform the world’s most sensitive search for charged lepton flavor violation by searching for the direct conversion of a muon into an electron in the field of an aluminum nucleus. Work will begin on completing construction of the Mu2e tracker at Fermilab and progress into commissioning and operating the tracker over the next several years. As experiment operations are long-term and at times, high-pressure, we strongly encourage a healthy work-life balance that helps enable a long-term commitment without burning out on short-term tasks.

You Will

Solve problems that require creative solutions using available resources

Construct and integrate state-of-the-art instrumentation into the Mu2e experiment in collaboration with an international team of scientists, engineers, and technicians including students at all levels

Design, prototype, and implement experiment upgrades to increase uptime or improve performance

Participate in research and development of future scientific instrumentation for future experiments

Abide by and be responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position

Respect, understand and value individual di!erences that embody the principles of diversity.

We Are Looking For

Ph.D. in Physics with experience in experiment operations

Demonstrated ability to overcome adversity, inside or outside a laboratory environment

Ability to work with and support a diverse base of scientific users

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials via Academic Jobs Online (AJO):

  • Curriculum Vitae including a list of selected publications.
  • Statement of Interest in the position including examples of overcoming adverse situations either inside or outside a laboratory environment.
  • Statement of Workplace Values and how those values align with or would enhance the Muon Department’s Statement of Values available at ppd.fnal.gov/muon/values.html
  • Minimum three, maximum five Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).

Apply: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/application/18486

For questions, please contact Brendan Casey at bcasey@fnal.gov

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Last updated: 2021-04-16