Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neutrino Scintillator Detector Development

Position Description:

The group is currently a member of several international collaborations (1) SNO+ Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay; (2) LZ Dark Matter Search; (3) PROSPECT - Precision Oscillation and Spectrum Measurement, and (4) Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment.  Newly initiated R&D activities include reactor monitoring in non-proliferation applications, medical imaging, and water-based liquid scintillators.

The successful candidate is expected to work on development and application of water-based or metal-doped liquid scintillators.  Particular emphasis will be on detector development for the SNO+ and PROSPECT projects; and the production of metal-doped liquid scintillator deployed in a veto system for the LZ experiment.

The primary research responsibilities will include: (1) design and formulate metal-doped liquid scintillators and demonstrate feasibility for the SNO+ and PROSPECT experiments; (2) coordinate the production of proven metal-doped liquid scintillator for the LZ experiment; and (3) develop and advance applications of novel water-based liquid scintillators.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. degree in nuclear chemistry, surface chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, nuclear physics, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, or high energy physics
  • Knowledge in neutrino detection and radiation detection
  • Ability to design large-scale (ton-scale) Cherenkov and scintillator detectors
  • Ability to travel for detector installation and operation.

Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Hands-on experience working at an underground laboratory.

Other Information:

BNL policy requires that research associate positions be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.


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