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The Superconducting Magnet Division (SMD) designs, builds, and tests superconducting magnets for use in particle accelerators world-wide. The SMD also builds magnets for various other applications (e.g., Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage) and provides magnetic measurement services lab-wide.
The Superconducting Magnet Division has an opening for an Assistant Scientist responsible for testing superconducting and normal resistive electromagnets. The candidate will be expected to do extensive data analysis and presentation of all test data (training will be provided if needed in testing superconducting magnets). This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Formulate test plans for various types of superconducting and normal magnets
Supervise cryogenic testing of superconducting magnets which includes quench tests and magnetic field measurements
Analysis and reporting of quench data and magnetic field measurements
Interact with collaborators from other laboratories and peers to discuss results and generate reports
Operate electronic measurement equipment, power supplies, and small specialized systems
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field with background in superconductivity and magnetic field measurement
At least one year related postdoctoral experience in research, development, or associated fields
Working knowledge of cryogenics and high current power sources used to test SC Magnets
Data analysis and report generation skills
Clear and concise oral and written communication skills. Experience writing reports, publications, and presenting at scientific meetings
Ability to design a test process and do necessary software development
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of quench simulation and magnetic field harmonic calculations
Experience with alignment and leveling of magnets for precision field measurements
Ability to identify error sources and do modifications to improve reliability and precision of the measurements
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Ability to perform functions in a magnetic field environment
Ability to work in varied shifts
Valid US drivers' license required
Occasional travel for attending conferences and presenting research papers both nationally and internationally
Initial 2 -year appointment
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.