Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 11/21/2022
Salary Range: $61,100 - $91,700 (PD)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

The Radiation Detector and Imaging Group is looking to hire a Postdoctoral research associate to work on the development of new generation of fast timing detectors based on micropattern gaseous detectors (MPGD) technologies and for application in future nuclear physics experiments and medical imaging instrumentations. As a postdoctoral research associate in the Radiation Detector and Imaging Group (RD&I) at JLab you will join the µRWELL-PICOSEC team and work under the supervision of staff members to contribute to the conception, design, construction and characterization of µRWELL-PICOSEC detector prototypes for application as fast timing devices for particle physics experiments and the development of instrumentation medical imaging field.

In this role you will:

  • Lead the effort on the design of the mechanical structure of the fast μrPICOSEC prototype with 3D CAD tool such as SolidWorks. Produce or check drawings for fabrication of those designs
  • Work with senior staff of the team on the procurement and assemblies of prototypes
  • Assist with the setup of bench test in the RD&I Group detector’s lab for testing and characterization of the prototypes
  • Coordinate with staff in the team for data taking at beam test.
  • Lead the data analysis effort and document work in analysis reports.
  • Present results at internal reviews and group meetings as well as at domestic and international conferences.
  • Publish the results in peer-reviewed journals

JSA does not sponsor a H1-B visa for this position

Qualifications We Require:


  • Ph. D. degree in nuclear, particle, or detector physics


  • Prior postdoctoral experience
  • Solid experience in detector characterization and data analysis tools
  • Experience in detector readout systems and DAQ is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with basic fabrication and welding techniques. Hands on experience with detector R&D is essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing (e.g. email, memos, explanations, drawings) and explain work to their supervisor and others in
  • Ability to effectively work with peers

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Solid experience in detector characterization and data analysis tools is essential
  • Skills in CAD tools for detector design is highly desirable
  • Experience in detector readout systems and DAQ is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with basic fabrication and welding techniques. Hands on experience with detector R&D is essential

All candidates are required to provide 3 recommendation letters. Please have your letters emailed to Patricia Cheeseboro at pcheese

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

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