Postdoctoral Associate (Hadronic Physics Group)


Posted: 4/29/21
Job number: 19550

The Laboratory for Nuclear Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the development of a polarized He-3 ion source for RHIC/EIC at Brookhaven National Laboratory, 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. Candidates should have experience in the design, construction and operation of experimental equipment.

Review 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. 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:
Prof. Richard Milner, e-mail:

All material should be sent electronically. Any questions should also be directed to Prof. Milner.

The appointment will initially be for one year, and may be renewed for additional one-year increments contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

Job Requirements:
Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in physics, preferably experimental nuclear or particle physics.

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