Physicist

Brookhaven Science Associates - Upton, NY 11973

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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.

Job Description

An area of science that covers the study of matter, energy and forces.Physicists study everything from tiny atomic particles to the entire Universe as a whole. Physicists observe natural phenomena and use mathematics to develop theories which help explain why they occur.

Education Requirements

According to the BLS, in many cases, employers require a physicist to hold a Ph.D. However, some employers may accept candidates with a bachelor's or master's degree for certain positions.

Typical wages

The median annual Physicist I salary is $61,666, as of September 30, 2016, with a range usually between $56,824-$80,769, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors.

Job Outlook

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