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Faculty Positions

Faculty Position in Theoretical Nuclear Physics/Astrophysics UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory [Application deadline November 19, 2021]
The University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory have opened a search for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical nuclear physics/astrophysics. Candidates from all areas of nuclear physics, including those working at its intersections with other fields, are encouraged to apply. Please see the detailed description available at the following link, https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03125. Applications should be submitted by November 19, 2021.

Staff Positions

There are no Staff Postitions at this time. Please check back.

Postdoc and Fellow Positions

Postdoc position announcement: Postdoc position at the National Nuclear Data Center
The National Nuclear Data Center has an opening for a 2-year term post-doctoral position in nuclear structure and reactions evaluations, including their associated research. The selected candidate will be expected to work on evaluations for the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) or the Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF), as well as experimental or theoretical research aligned with ENSDF and ENDF priorities. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Visit the link below for more information and instructions on how to apply.


Several Postdoctoral Research Positions as part of the Nuclear Physics of Multi-Messenger Mergers (NP3M) Focus Research Hub in Theoretical Physics [Application deadline November 1, 2021]
Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19772

We are soliciting applications for several postdoctoral research positions as part of the Nuclear Physics of Multi-Messenger Mergers (NP3M) Focus Research Hub in Theoretical Physics, supported by the National Science Foundation. We seek applicants from the range of disciplines that are needed to understand the physics of neutron star mergers. Applicants will gain experience across the science pursued by NP3M. Applicants with experience in areas such as gravitational wave astronomy, multimessenger observations of neutron stars, the physics of hot and/or dense strongly-interacting matter, the nature of exotic nuclei, r-process nucleosynthesis, and computational astrophysics are strongly encouraged to apply.

These postdocs will be employees of either the University of Tennessee, Syracuse University, Penn State University, the University of Houston, or Indiana University but may also perform research at any one of the institutions represented by the NP3M senior investigators. See https://np3m.org for a complete list and for more information about our collaboration. For full consideration, applications are due by November 1st, 2021, for positions beginning in the Fall of 2022, but late applications may be considered and earlier start dates are possible. A complete application consists of a CV, a research statement which summarizes recent research achievements and details a future research program, a diversity statement (see below), a publication list, and the contact information for at least three recommendations.

NP3M postdocs will have the opportunity to work with multiple NP3M investigators. Applicants are encouraged to contact Andrew Steiner and/or NP3M senior investigators or executive board members listed on https://np3m.org/people.html to discuss their proposed research program.

Applications are strongly encouraged to provide a diversity statement. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to the NP3M collaboration. Applications should include a 1-2 page diversity statement which includes a description of how applicants have been involved with DEI efforts at their current institution and/or how they envision their involvement as a postdoc in NP3M.

We specifically seek applications from women and from members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education. We are interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members.

LLNL: Ab Initio Nuclear Structure and Reaction Theory - Postdoctoral Researcher [Applications should be received by November 8, 2021]
We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member to conduct research in ab initio nuclear structure and reaction theory. You will actively participate in innovative research utilizing state of the art many-body approaches, high-performance computing, and modern statistical analysis to accurately describe the structural and reaction properties of light nuclei. This position is in the Nuclear Data and Theory group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Interested candidates should apply by following this link:
https://jobs. smartrecruiters.com/LLNL/3743990000054392-ab-initio- nuclear-structure-and-reaction-theory-postdoctoral-researcher

A complete application consists of:

  • a curriculum vitae and a brief research statement (in a single PDF file uploaded to the link above),
  • and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will conclude when the position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 8, 2021.

For questions or further information about this position, please contact Sofia Quaglioni at quaglioni1@llnl.gov.

Postdoc positions in Argonne Theory Group [Application deadline November 19, 2021]
The Theory Group in the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking candidates for one or more postdoctoral positions in nuclear theory to begin September 2022, however, some positions could start as early as Spring 2022.

The positions are for two years, with the possibility of one additional year contingent upon funding and performance. Applications received on or before 19 November 2021 will receive full consideration.

The Theory Group has four staff members [Ian Cloët, Alessandro Lovato, Ragnar Stroberg, and Yong Zhao], as well as several postdocs and students, with a broad-ranging research program in QCD/hadron physics and nuclear structure/reactions, and access to extensive laboratory and national computational resources. The Group also has developing programs in quantum information science and AI/ML, and leads the Argonne Strategic LDRD for the Electron-Ion Collider.

Further information on our group and its research activities can be found at: https://www.anl.gov/phy/theory and http://www.phy.anl.gov/theory/index.html.

Interested applicants must complete the following three steps:

  1. Complete the application process at https://tinyurl.com/92f6zftf. [Or search requisition number 411635 at https://www.anl.gov/hr/careers.]
  2. Email a curriculum vitae and a one-page statement of research interests to: Ian Cloët: icloet@anl.gov
  3. Arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to the same address.

All application materials should be sent in either plain text or PDF format and any questions may be addressed to Ian Cloët: icloet@anl.gov.

Position Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD in theoretical physics or a related field completed prior to the start date of the postdoctoral position and no more than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. We are seeking a broad and diverse candidate pool, so welcome applications from all those interested that meet these criteria.

Post-doctoral Position in Nuclear Theory at LLNL
The Nuclear Data and Theory group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has an opening for a 2-year (extendable to a third year) post-doctoral position in nuclear theory. The selected candidate will be expected to work primarily on applications of nuclear density functional theory to photonuclear reactions, nuclear structure, and fission, and may also contribute to research on high-performance computing and/or machine learning applications to nuclear theory. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Visit the link below for more information and instructions on how to apply. Feel free to contact Nicolas Schunck, schunck1@llnl.gov for more information about the position.

https://www.llnl.gov/join-our-team/careers/find-your-job/ac0c24d0-4fe3- 4fae-b2cc-b8f2d17dde2d/nuclear%20theory/3743990000052212

N3AS Physics Frontier Center Fellows [Application deadline November 30, 2021]
The newly established National Science Foundation Physics Frontiers Center -- Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) – intends to make several postdoctoral Fellow appointments for positions starting in fall 2022.

N3AS is a multi-institutional collaboration linking thirteen partners: UC Berkeley, UC 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 multi-messenger astrophysics, including neutrino properties and their astrophysical consequences, dense matter, gravitational waves and their interpretation, neutron stars and their mergers, supernovae, nucleosynthesis, and dark matter. N3AS provides a unique multi-disciplinary environment for postdoctoral Fellows to address fundamental questions in astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and particle physics. The Network is connected to other initiatives in multi-messenger astrophysics, including DOE computation programs supported by SciDAC and by the Exascale Challenge Program, and international astrophysics efforts supported by RIKEN and CNRS.

Successful applicants will spend the first two years at one of the N3AS institutions. This year available hosts include Kentucky, Los Alamos, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, and Ohio University. The third-year appointment, contingent on satisfactory progress, will provide N3AS Fellows the opportunity to move to a second Network institution of their choice. All N3AS appointments are made through UC Berkeley. The three-year appointment has an initial salary of $70K, 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.

An additional position is available this year in gravitational wave analysis and neutron star mergers. This Fellow would be hosted by the N3AS modeling group of Penn State, Stony Brook, and New Hampshire, and would also work in collaboration with LIGO scientists.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. (on or after September 2019) 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/19868

The N3AS Fellows selection committee includes all N3AS PIs. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before November 30, 2021 to ensure full consideration. As early reviews of applications will begin November 16, any candidate who can apply by this earlier date is encouraged to do so.

For further inquiries, please contact the chairs of the N3AS Fellows Appointment and Mentoring Committee, Gail McLaughlin and Sanjay Reddy, or the N3AS PI Wick Haxton, at the email addresses below.

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.

• Gail McLaughlin (Gail_McLaughlin@ncsu.edu)
• Sanjay Reddy (sareddy@uw.edu)
• Wick Haxton (haxton@berkeley.edu)

More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19868

Post-doctoral Position in Nuclear Theory at LANL [Submit an application by December 10, 2021 for full consideration]
The T-2 group (Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology) in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral positions in Nuclear Theory to begin in Fall 2022. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in nuclear theory or a closely related field by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment (but no earlier than December 2016 per LANL policy).

We conduct research on a broad set of topics, including effective theories of strong and weak interactions, heavy-ion physics and physics of the quark-gluon plasma, low-energy phenomenology within and beyond the Standard Model, neutrino physics and astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear structure, perturbative QCD, and quantum few- and many-body systems, and quantum computing. Candidates in all these areas are strongly encouraged to apply. Scientists in the group working in these areas include Joe Carlson, Vincenzo Cirigliano, Stefano Gandolfi, Christopher Lee, Emanuele Mereghetti, Duff Neill, Ingo Tews and Ivan Vitev. We collaborate actively with our colleagues in high-energy theory and applied nuclear theory in T-2 and have close ties with our colleagues in astrophysics, cosmology, condensed matter/quantum information and experimental physics.

Los Alamos is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit their applications (CV, research statement, and list of publications) on https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19648 and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded on your behalf.

Applications for group postdoc positions should be submitted by December 10, 2021, for full consideration.

For eligibility and salary information, please see LANL Postdoc Eligibility and LANL Postdoctoral Salary Guidelines. For further information please contact Duff Neill (dneill@lanl.gov) or Ingo Tews (itews@lanl.gov).