The advanced accelerator program of the Physics and Astronomy Department in the Stony Brook University (SBU) is offering a position for a post doc, who will assist with starting an experimental program in plasma wakefield acceleration. In addition to being an integral part of the wakefield program at Stony Brook University, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in laser-driven and beam-driven wakefield acceleration experiments through the collaboration of the PI, Dr. Vafaei-Najafabadi, with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. As part of a university program, the incumbent would have the opportunity of mentoring and interacting with talented graduate and undergraduate students in the research group and through the Center of Accelerator Science and Education (CASE), a collaborative educational and research program between SBU and BNL.
Since the primary task of the candidate will involve building and maintaining a Tera Watt (TW) Ti:Sapphire laser lab and performing experimental wakefield acceleration research in collaboration with the PI, the candidate is required to have a PhD degree in plasma physics, accelerator physics, photonics, optical electronics, electrical engineering, or other related fields. Similarly, the candidate is required to have practical/hand-on research experience with TW class Ti:Saph laser systems and has proved his commitment to scientific productivity as demonstrated by contributions to previous research projects.
The preferred candidates will have a deep knowledge of high power laser components gained through activities such as experience with laser component upgrades or construction, previous experience with laser plasma interactions science or working in a plasma accelerator lab. Other preferred qualities include familiarity with accelerator physics and the ability to work independently and take ownership of projects. It will be important for the candidate to be able to generate creative new ideas and approaches to research topics and to develop experimental ideas using mathematical models or simulations which allow to perform novel experiments.
For a full position description, or to apply online, visit: www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Req. # 1603376).
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