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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Job Number: 19550

  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

  • Department: Laboratory for Nuclear Science

  • School Area: Science

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

  • Schedule: M-F

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS), to work on the development of a polarized He-3 ion source for RHIC/EIC at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. The BNL-MIT collaboration is using metastability exchange optical pumping at high field to polarize He-3 atoms which are injected into an extended configuration of the existing Electron Beam Ionization Source (EBIS). Fully stripped, polarized He-3++ ions will be extracted from the EBIS, accelerated to 6 MeV energy, and their nuclear polarization measured in a scattering experiment of known analyzing power. Subsequently, polarized He-3 ions will be accelerated and injected into RHIC.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in physics, preferably experimental nuclear or particle physics; and experience with the design, construction, and operation of experimental equipment. Job #19550Review of applications will begin at the time of receipt and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by July 1, 2021.In addition to applying via the MIT website, interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of research interests and experience, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Richard Milner at All material should be sent electronically.Questions may also be directed to Professor Milner.The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed in additional one-year increments contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.4/29/21