Postdoctoral Appointment - Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Research Group

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7119050 (Ref:414657)

Posted: December 23, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Research Group (LER) of the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory seeks outstanding individuals to fill an open postdoctoral position within the experimental Group. LER performs world-leading research in nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental symmetries, and nuclear data. The Group also manages and operates world-class detector systems as part of the ATLAS accelerator facility, a DOE supported national user facility for low-energy nuclear physics research. ATLAS provides world-unique rare isotope beams from either the CARIBU (Californium Rare Ion Breeder Upgrade) source or the ATLAS In-Flight Facility. In addition, members of the group are leading experimental programs at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).

Position Requirements

  • Recently received or near completion of their Ph.D. in nuclear physics or related discipline within the last 3 years of experience or equivalent

  • Experience at conceiving and executing experimental research projects, data analysis, physics interpretations, and reporting of the results

  • A strong background in the field of Experimental Nuclear Physics

In addition, a preference will be given to candidates with experience in studies of exotic nuclei using gamma-ray detector arrays for either in-beam or decay measurements.

Information on the activities of the Group and the Division can be found at https://www.anl.gov/phy. The Argonne Physics Division has programs in low energy and medium energy nuclear physics, nuclear theory, nuclear data, accelerator R&D and operates the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics National User Facility, the Argonne Tandem-Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS).

The appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for up to 3 years depending on funding and performance. The expected starting date is Q4 of 2023. Interested applicants should apply at https://www.anl.gov/hr/postdoctoral-applicants and specify requisition #414657. In addition, please forward your CV and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Michael P. Carpenter (carpenter@anl.gov). Review of applicants will begin February 15, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7119050 (Ref:414657)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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