Research Scientist–Relativistic Heavy-Ion Research Group

Position Description: 

The Relativistic Heavy-Ion research group of the Physics Department at Yale is seeking to recruit an exceptional research scientist to take a leading role in the group’s detector hardware activities. Current detector research activities are focused on R&D for tracking detectors at the future Electron Ion Collider (EIC) and alternative gain structures for TPCs. We plan to increase our role in developing the design and proto-typing of detectors for the EIC with the intention of eventual EIC detector construction. The group are members of Yale’s Wright Lab and have shared access to all the facilities located there (

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to motivate and lead projects that complement research directions of the group, as well as provide critical training and mentoring of individual lab members. The candidate must therefore be highly-motivated with excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills. Prerequisites for appointment on the research scientist track include a doctoral degree and relevant postdoctoral experience.

Applications are now open and will be considered on a rolling basis. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This appointment can be renewed indefinitely provided the need for the position continues, the funding for the position is available, and the expectations for performance are met.

Interested candidates should submit their applications to Professor Helen Caines ( and Professor John Harris ( Application material should include a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and four letters of reference.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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