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Job Postings [Faculty 2017-18] [Postdoc 2017-18]

See also the listings at the INT for postdoc and faculty job openings.


Faculty Positions

Chair of the Department of Physics, University of Idaho
We invite applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Physics. The anticipated start date is August 12, 2019. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and a record of scholarly work appropriate for appointment at a senior rank. The successful applicant should ideally have a demonstrated record of leadership and administrative effectiveness, a strong commitment to the principles of faculty governance, teaching experience, and good interpersonal skills. The candidate will teach departmental courses and be expected to carry out an active research program that will complement or enhance the current research programs, with preference to a theoretical area.
Please submit applications through University of Idaho.
The position will remain open until filled. The application review process will start on January 10, 2019
Faculty position in theoretical physics at Yale University
The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty position in theoretical physics. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, at time of hire and is expected to lead an internationally recognized research program at the forefront of any area of theoretical physics, and to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Yale provides an engaging and vibrant research environment with many opportunities to interact and collaborate with outstanding theoretical and experimental colleagues across all subfields of physics and beyond.
An appointment beginning July 1, 2019 at the Assistant Professor level is expected, but exceptional senior candidates may be considered, pending administrative review.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at Yale University. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, publication list, a brief description of proposed research, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement. Applicants should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same URL (which can happen only after the applicant has created a dossier through Interfolio).
Applications that are complete by November 17, 2018 will be assured of full consideration.
FRIB Theory Alliance Bridge Faculty Position at North Carolina State University
The Department of Physics at NC State University invites exceptionally qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in theoretical nuclear physics with relevance to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The initial appointment is partially funded by the FRIB theory alliance. A successful candidate is expected to contribute to FRIB-relevant research activities. Applicants will also need a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
The NC State Department of Physics faculty perform creative, highly visible research in fundamental and applied science, blending fundamental physics and applications, theory and experiment. Our vision integrates research and innovative teaching to create a vibrant intellectual atmosphere within a welcoming and collegial environment. Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. degree in physics or a physics-related area.
Applications must be submitted online at NC State University position number 00105538 and must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement. Please arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent directly to physicsjobs@ncsu.edu.
To receive full consideration, applications for the Fall 2019 academic year should be received by December 1, 2018.
Faculty openings in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University (ISU)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University (ISU) seeks candidates for faculty positions at a junior level for a cluster of positions in theoretical physics and astrophysics. We anticipate one or more hires in the fields of astrophysics, condensed matter, or nuclear theory, and are seeking candidates at the forefront of their respective fields who can envision fruitful connections and collaborations with theoretical efforts in other fields. Through this cluster of hires, we seek a balanced theoretical effort that focuses on the frontiers shared by multiple sub-disciplines. Qualified applicants must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely related discipline, a strong research program and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
More details about the position and a link to the application page can be found here.
Closing Date: December 3, 2018.

Postdoc and Fellow Positions

The National Nuclear Data Center has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct nuclear structure and nuclear reaction evaluations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Take an active role in either (a) the assessment and validation of experimental structure data to provide recommended values for inclusion in the ENSDF data library or (b) the evaluation of nuclear reaction data for inclusion in the ENDF data library and the verification and validation of ENDF data evaluations
• Participate in our research program in at least one of the following areas: decay data measurements, reactor anti-neutrino calculations, reaction model development and/or uncertainty quantification.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• PhD in experimental or theoretical low-energy nuclear physics or nuclear engineering.
• Experience in at least one of the following areas (a) gamma, beta and alpha spectroscopy; (b) theoretical nuclear models, such as the shell, optical, Hauser-Feshbach models; (c) codes such as MCNP, SCALE, NJOY.
• Attention to detail.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Programming and computing skills such as knowledge of C++, JAVA, SQL and HTML languages.
• Familiarity with the ENSDF and ENDF databases.
A job description as well as instructions on how to apply can be found at: Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Postdoctoral position is available in the N3AS (Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries) collaboration.
A postdoctoral position is available in the N3AS (Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries) collaboration. We apologize if you receive this message multiple times as it is sent to various mailing lists. N3AS is a recently established NSF hub connecting eleven institutions: U. California Berkeley, U. California San Diego, U. Kentucky, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U. Minnesota, North Carolina State U., Northwestern U., Notre Dame U., Ohio U., U. Washington, and U. Wisconsin. We have hired seven postdocs, who are invested in theoretical issues in neutrinos, modeling of supernovae, neutron stars, and neutron star mergers; in neutrino and nuclear astrophysics; and in Big-Bang nucleosynthesis. This year we are especially interested in an individual with interests in dark matter to interface with and augment the strengths of our collaboration, to capitalize on the discovery potential of the multi-messenger astrophysics era.
For more details and to apply for the position please go to: Academic Jobs Online.
To ensure full consideration, interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before the deadline of December 2, 2018.
Richard E. Taylor INT-TRIUMF Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Theory Department of TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre, is currently accepting applications for the Richard E. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellow, a joint postdoctoral appointment with the Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT) at the University of Washington. This joint fellowship is intended to span a 4-year term, with 2 years located at each institute. The fellow will engage in forefront research in nuclear theory and related areas, and will foster research collaboration between TRIUMF and INT. The fellow will be expected to keep abreast of the advancement in the field of theoretical nuclear physics, act as an expert for experimenters using TRIUMF facilities such as ISAC and ARIEL, and provide guidance to the laboratory’s scientific program. The fellow will be responsible for:
• Carrying out research and publishing in pre-eminent scientific journals
• Participating in local seminars and schools, and representing TRIUMF and INT at international conferences
• Providing co-supervision and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students
Applicants must demonstrate broad knowledge of theoretical physics tools, methods and literature, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Qualifications include a PhD in nuclear physics, awarded within the past 3 years, combined with an outstanding record of publication and public presentations. While not required, expertise in techniques applicable to nuclear structure and dynamics, ab initio approaches, and nuclear astrophysics would be a definite asset.
For more details and to apply for the position please go to: Academic Jobs Online.
Please submit applications by 2018/12/14 for full consideration.
Post-Doctoral Position in Nuclear Physics at Ohio University
The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics at Ohio University anticipates hiring a post-doctoral research associate to take up a position starting in the Fall of 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics (or anticipate having a Ph.D. in hand by September 2019). The successful candidate will be expected to work with Profs. Brune and Phillips (and their external collaborators) to improve the analysis of experimental data on light-ion reactions. Bayesian methods and/or Effective Field Theory techniques will be employed for this task, but no previous experience with those methods is necessary. Applicants should have a strong research record and display significant initiative to complement their research skills. Due to the conditions of the grant under which this work is funded US citizens or permanent residents are strongly preferred for this position.
The appointment will initially be for one year. Renewal for a second year is highly probable, but is contingent on funding and job performance. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae that includes a complete list of publications, as well as a cover letter that explains how their previous research is relevant for this position to: Ohio University Jobs.
Review of applications will begin December 9, 2018.
Postdoc position in nuclear theory at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
The Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) invites applications for a two year postdoctoral position in theoretical subatomic physics to begin 1-Sep, 2019 (starting date flexible).
The postdoctoral project will focus on fundamental science questions in theoretical nuclear physics. More specifically, we will use ab initio nuclear-structure theory and a modern understanding of the nuclear interaction grounded in effective field theory to model subatomic processes with quantified theoretical uncertainties. The project will involve the development of state-of-the-art research methods within quantum many-body theory, effective field theory, and computational physics. This gives an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to both develop new theoretical skills and learn new computational techniques and statistical methods.
More details about the position and a link to the application page can be found here.
The application deadline is on Dec. 31st, 2018.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at TRIUMF
TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science, is currently seeking Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join its Theory Department in the fall of 2019. The Department's research interests include nuclear theory, ab initio many-body methods, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental symmetries, particle phenomenology, particle cosmology, neutrino physics, and hadronic physics. The focus of the current search is low-energy theoretical nuclear physics (nucl-th).
More details about the position and a link to the application page can be found here.
Closing Date: November 15th, 2018.
Postdoc position in Nuclear Structure and Reaction Theory at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The LLNL Nuclear Data & Theory Group has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research at the intersection of nuclear structure and reaction theory. The successful candidate will be part of a team that is developing an integrated structure and reaction theory for medium-mass and heavy nuclei.
More details about the position (Job Id: 104115) and a link to the application page can be found here.
The review process will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Jutta Escher (escher1@llnl.gov) or Walid Younes (younes1@llnl.gov).
FRIB Theory Alliance Fellowship Positon
The FRIB Theory Alliance is seeking outstanding candidates for an FRIB Theory Fellowship. The successful candidate will conduct independent or collaborative research at a Partner Institution on nuclear structure, reactions, astrophysics, and/or fundamental symmetries relevant to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The FRIB Theory Alliance is a consortium of universities and national laboratories actively engaged in theoretical research in FRIB science. FRIB will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the DOE Office of Science and operated by Michigan State University.
Requirements: PhD in nuclear theory or related area and the ability to work with export controlled items. Please apply at Academic Jobs Online. Applications will be reviewed starting October 12, 2018.
Postdoctoral Associate Position in Nuclear and Many-Body Theory at Yale University
The group of Yoram Alhassid in the Physics Department at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position starting in the Summer or Fall of 2018 in the areas of nuclear and many-body theory. Other research areas of the group include cold atoms and mesoscopic physics/nanoscience.  Applicants should submit their CV, including a list of publications and a brief description of research interests at academicjobsonline.org, and arrange for three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting January 13, 2018.