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Faculty Positions

Tenure-track Professor in Physics, University of Notre Dame / Department of Physics [application deadline November 15, 2020]
The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical nuclear physics.

The nuclear theory group at the University of Notre Dame currently includes three faculty members with broad interests in the areas of nuclear astrophysics and ab initio approaches to nuclear structure. Group members actively collaborate with local observers, experimentalists, and theorists and enjoy a close connection to the Notre Dame Nuclear Science Laboratory, an on-campus accelerator facility focused on fundamental and applied low energy nuclear physics https://isnap.nd.edu.

For additional information this position please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/78521

Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Florida State University [Review of applications will start on September 1, 2020. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2021]
The Florida State University (FSU) Physics Department invites exceptionally qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in theoretical nuclear physics with emphasis on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The initial appointment is partially funded by the FRIB Theory Alliance. A successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions to the FRIB science mission.

The nuclear theory group at FSU studies nuclear phenomena at all scales, from the structure and dynamics of single hadrons, to atomic nuclei, to neutron stars. The nuclear theory group benefits from a fruitful synergy with the local experimental groups who conduct research at Jefferson Lab, at the local John D. Fox Nuclear Accelerator Facility, and at user facilities throughout the world.

The FSU Physics Department—with more than 60 research faculty and over 150 graduate students—performs creative and highly visible research in fundamental and applied science, blending fundamental physics and applications, theory and experiment in diverse areas, such as astrophysics, condensed-matter physics, and elementary-particle physics. More information about the FSU Physics Department is available at
https://physics.fsu.edu.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in physics from an accredited institution and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, while establishing a well-recognized research program of relevance to the FRIB science mission.

Applications should be submitted at https://jobs.fsu.edu (Job Opening ID 47723) and should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitæ with a list of publications, and a research plan. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the application system following the directions on the job posting. Please direct all inquiries to ntsearch@physics.fsu.edu. Review of applications will start on September 1, 2020. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2021. The anticipated starting date for this position is the Summer semester of 2021.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf


Staff Positions

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Postdoc and Fellow Positions

FRIB Theory Fellow Job Postings [application deadline October 5, 2020, see below]

We are now soliciting applications for FRIB TA Theory Fellows:
The FRIB Theory Alliance is seeking outstanding candidates for two FRIB Theory Fellows, one at Michigan State University (MSU) and the other hosted by a Partner Institution (listed below). The successful candidates will conduct independent or collaborative research 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.

The FRIB Theory Fellowship is a 2-year position with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of 5 years. The initial stipend is $77k and this position has an annual travel budget of up to $5k. This FRIB Theory Fellow will be an employee of Michigan State University stationed at a hosting institution by mutual agreement. The successful candidates must demonstrate great promise for high scientific achievement in FRIB science and are expected to advance into an open faculty or permanent staff position in the field within 5 years of their initial appointment.

Applicants should communicate their interest to a specific hosting institution. Hosting institutions and host contact information are:

The Hosting Institutions and host contact information are:
Ohio University: Daniel Phillips (phillid1@ohio.edu)
Washington University in St. Louis: Saori Pastore (saori@wustl.edu)
Michigan State University - Filomena Nunes: nunes@nscl.msu.edu

Please apply at Academic Jobs Online, Job Posting 16717 The application deadline is October 5th, 2020. Three reference letters are also due by this date. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Launey (klauney@lsu.edu).

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

=== Partner institutions: interest and research ===

Ohio University:
Ohio University is especially interested in a Fellow with expertise in Nuclear Astrophysics. Prakash would act as the local host if one of the successful candidates in this year's Fellow search comes to Ohio University. Other faculty with whom the Fellow could interact at Ohio U. include experimental colleagues Zach Meisel, Carl Brune, and Sasha Voinov -- all of whom have interests in Nuclear Astrophysics -- as well as Charlotte Elster and Daniel Phillips on the theory side. For more information please see http://inpp.ohio.edu or email Daniel Phillips, phillid1@ohio.edu.

Washington University in St. Louis:
The point of contact at Washington University in St. Louis is Saori Pastore. She works in close collaboration with Maria Piarulli on Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of nuclear structure and reactions. The group currently includes two graduate students and a postdoctoral fellow and covers a broad range of topics, including nuclear structure and reactions, lepton-nucleus scattering, neutrinoless double beta decay, reactions relevant to astrophysics, and infinite nucleonic matter. Washington University is interested in Fellows with expertise in any of the topics given above. The nuclear experimental group includes Lee Sobotka and Robert Charity and it is tightly connected to FRIB. Other relevant faculty working in Nuclear and Particle physics, and Fundamental Symmetries, include Mark Alford, Dev Bhupal, Wim Dickhoff, Francesc Ferrer, and Mike Ogilvie. For more info visit https://physics.wustl.edu/quantum-monte-carlo-group and/or contact us at saori@wustl.edu.

Postdoctorial positions in ab-initio nuclear theory at Argonne National Laboratory. [application deadline October 31, 2020]
Applications are invited for one or more postdoctoral positions in ab-initio nuclear theory at Argonne National Laboratory. The successful candidate will primarily collaborate with Alessandro Lovato and Robert Wiringa in an effort aimed at understanding how long- and short-range dynamics of atomic nuclei emerge from the individual interactions among the constituent nucleons. Experience in high-performance computing and/or machine-learning methods is preferred.

Argonne National Laboratory boasts excellent resources for research in nuclear Physics, and computational physics. It is the home of ATLAS, a prime national facility for nuclear structure research, and it has been selected to host Aurora, the first Exascale supercomputer.

More details can be found in the following link: https://inspirehep.net/jobs/1813756

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT OHIO UNIVERSITY: BAYESIAN ANALYSIS OF NUCLEAR DYNAMICS [Review of applications will begin November 24, 2020]

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics at Ohio University anticipates hiring a full-time, post-doctoral research associate to take up a position starting in Summer 2021. The appointment will initially be for one year. Renewal for two additional years is highly probable, but is contingent on funding and job performance.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with Prof. Daniel Phillips and his external collaborators on applications of Bayesian Model Mixing in Nuclear Physics, and on implementing software tools in the Bayesian Analysis of Nuclear Dynamics (BAND) Software Framework (https://bandframework.github.io/) that will facilitate such applications. Previous experience with Bayesian Methods and collaborative software development is desired, but not essential. The successful candidate must have strong communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a geographically distributed interdisciplinary team.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics (or anticipate having a Ph.D. in hand by June 2021). Interested candidates are requested to 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 through the website:https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/35477

Only submissions via this method will be accepted. When applicants submit their application they will be asked to provide the names of three people willing to write a reference letter on their behalf. Those individuals will then be contacted by email and asked to upload a letter to our system.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Prof. Daniel Phillips, phillid1@ohio.edu. Review of applications will begin November 24, 2020.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and work-place environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral openings with N3AS [application deadline November 30, 2020]

The newly established National Science Foundation (NSF) Physics Frontiers Center (PFC) - Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) – intends to make several postdoctoral fellow appointments for positions starting in fall 2021.

N3AS is a multi-institutional collaboration linking thirteen institutions: U. California Berkeley, U. California San Diego, U. Kentucky, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U. Minnesota, U. of New Hampshire, North Carolina State U., Northwestern U., Notre Dame U., Ohio U., Pennsylvania State U., U. Washington, and U. Wisconsin. N3AS research focuses on theoretical issues in neutrino and nuclear astrophysics, dense matter, gravitational wave data analysis, modeling neutron stars, neutron star mergers, and supernovae, nucleosynthesis, and dark matter.

Successful applicants will spend the first two years at one of the thirteen N3AS institutions of their choice. The third-year appointment, contingent on satisfactory progress, will provide N3AS fellows the opportunity to move to another institution within the network. All N3AS appointments are made through UC Berkeley. The three-year appointment has an initial salary of $68K, a generous travel allowance to enable the Fellow to more easily collaborate among the participating institutions, and a modest relocation allowance. More details on N3AS can be found at https://n3as.berkeley.edu

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. (on or after September 2018) in theoretical physics or astrophysics and the ability to work productively within a diverse and collaborative research environment, producing and publishing original research, and defending that research effectively in seminars and scientific meetings.

Requested application materials: Please submit a CV, a publication list, a statement of research interest, and three letters of reference. Materials should be submitted online at AJO: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16841

The N3AS postdoctoral selection committee includes all N3AS PIs. The review of applications begins in early December. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before November 30, 2020 to ensure full consideration.

For further inquiries, please contact the chairs of the N3AS Fellows Appointment and Mentoring Committee, Gail McLaughlin (gcmclaugh@ncsu.edu) and Sanjay Reddy (sareddy@uw.edu), or the N3AS PI Wick Haxton (haxton@berkeley.edu).

Fellow benefits packages will be continuous over the three-year appointments, provided through UC Berkeley. UC Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN NUCLEAR THEORY AT OHIO UNIVERSITY [Review of applications will begin December 10, 2020]

The Nuclear Theory Group at Ohio University anticipates hiring a post-doctoral research associate to take up a position starting in the Fall of 2021. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics (or anticipate having a Ph.D. in hand by September 2021). The research interests of the group cover a broad range of topics. These include nuclear and electromagnetic reactions in light systems, as well as reactions involving nuclei near the neutron- and proton-drip lines with particular emphasis on halo nuclei and direct reactions. Research topics in nuclear astrophysics include core-collapse supernovae, the structure and evolution of young and old neutron stars, binary mergers of compact objects, and the interpretation of signals from multi-messsenger astronomy. We attack these problems using a variety of forefront techniques including effective field theory, Faddeev techniques, Bayesian uncertainty quantification, and many-body theory at zero and finite-temperature. Preference will be given to expertise in nuclear astrophysics, but we expect the successful candidate to contribute to the efforts of the group as a whole. Thus applicants should have a strong research record and display significant initiative to complement their research skills. 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 are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests which should include a complete list of publications to:https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/35456

Only submissions via this method will be accepted. When you submit your application you will be asked to provide the names of three people willing to write a reference letter on your behalf. Those individuals will then be contacted by email and asked to upload a letter to our system.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Prof. Charlotte Elster, elster@ohio.edu. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2020.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.