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Associate Scientist (TD/Magnet)


Job Description

Open Date: 03/17/2017

Close Date: 05/17/2017


As a member of the Magnet Systems Department, of the Technical Division, the successful candidate will conduct R&D in support of Fermilab’s superconducting magnet program, which include: collider ring dipoles and quadrupoles for LHC and  future high-energy accelerators, magnets for new high intensity proton accelerator (PIP II), solenoids for a muon conversion experiment (Mu2e) and beam line magnets for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), as well as magnet support for the FNAL accelerator complex now in operation.

Respects, understands and values individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

Summary of Responsibilities

    • Under the guidance of experienced scientists conduct R&D in support of the Fermilab state-of-the-art superconducting magnet program with emphasis on the magnetic, thermal, mechanical and quench design and analysis of the test results.
    • Develop research interests that are aligned with Fermilab magnet program.
    • Propose and execute R&D activities in the area of accelerator physics and accelerator technology related to the overall mission of the Laboratory.
    • Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, and meetings.
    • Publish research results in referenced journals.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

    • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research and/or project leadership
    • Ph.D. in Physics, Magnet Technology or equivalent degree in a closely related field;
    • 1+ years of post-doc experience;
    • Good oral and written communication skills.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) Publication List, 3) Research Statement, and 4) Three or More Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).

For general information about this position, please contact George Velev via email at

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Standing, and Visually Demanding

PHYSICAL FACTORS:  Cryogens and High Magnetic Field


There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

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Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.