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Job Postings [Faculty 2020-21] [Postdoc 2020-21]

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Faculty Positions

Associate Professor/Professor, The Univeristy of the Western Cape [ The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021]
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) enjoys national and international acclaim for its continuing contribution to democratic change in South Africa and for making quality education accessible to all South Africans and developing centres of excellence of national importance. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and supportive Faculty dedicated to teaching and research, as well as to overall student development. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and willing to make a significant contribution to the development of the Faculty.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of the leading Departments in South Africa with a large post-graduate component. The Department concentrates on research in Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience, and Physics Education. Three SARChI research chairs, two in Astrophysics and one in Nuclear Science are based in the Department.

The Nuclear Physics group is actively involved in the fields of applied nuclear physics, nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics and fundamental symmetries, and has strong collaborations with iThemba LABS locally and several international projects, such as those at CERN–ISOLDE and TRIUMF, and the nEXO neutrino-less double decay experiment.

For additional information or to be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at https://uwc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll.

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

TRIUMF research scientist position in theoretical nuclear physics [Application deadline January 17, 2021]
Theory Department at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, has an opening for research scientist in low-energy nuclear theory. This position is considered equivalent to a faculty position at a Canadian university. The Department's research interests include ab initio many-body methods, nuclear astrophysics, tests of fundamental symmetries. Closing date is January 17th, 2021.

Details are given at http://admin.triumf.ca/docs/hr/jobpost/Job20201016164936055-499888-1.Ad799_Theory%20BAE.pdf

Laboratory Head position at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science [Applications deadline February 15, 2021]
RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC) is seeking for Laboratory Head (1 position) in the field of Nuclear theory in a broad sense, in particular, physicist who leads theoretical researches in nuclear physics at RNC and builds international and domestic collaborations between experimental and theoretical activities as well as nurtures young researchers. Please feel free to distribute this information.
https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20201105_2/index.html
Two open positions at the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (one staff member, one postdoc)
The National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory has open positions for a staff member and a postdoctoral researcher in nuclear structure data. The NNDC is currently developing a new database structure for the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF). The applicants would be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of a new ENSDF database and also to participate in the NNDC experimental and/or theoretical research programs. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Visit the links below for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Machine Learning Nuclear Data Scientist
https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/machine-learning-nuclear-data-scientist/3437/17222703

Post Doc in Nuclear Data
https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/post-doc-in-nuclear-data/3437/1740191


Postdoc and Fellow Positions

Post-Doctoral Position in Nuclear Reaction Theory at Michigan State University [Application deadline December 31, 2020]
FRIB/MSU is seeking to fill a position of a post-doctoral research associate beginning in June 2021. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in nuclear theory, or anticipate Ph.D. completion by Summer 2021. Applicants are expect to have knowledge in the area of direct reaction theory and experience with writing scientific codes. Applicants should have a strong research record and display significant initiative as well as communication skills that complement their technical skills. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research efforts in nuclear reaction theory at NSCL/FRIB. The appointment will initially be for one year with the possibility of renewal up to three years, depending on performance and the availability of funds.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests, as well as arrange for three letters of recommendation through https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/504265/research-associatefixed-term by December 31st, 2020. Applicants should contact Filomena Nunes (nunes@frib.msu.edu) if they have questions.

Michigan State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Postdoc position in low-energy nuclear theory at TRIUMF [application deadline November 30, 2020]
Theory Department at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, has an opening for postdoctoral research fellow in low-energy nuclear theory. The Department's research interests include ab initio many-body methods, nuclear astrophysics, tests of fundamental symmetries. Closing date is November 30th, 2020. Further details are given at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17056

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.

Two open positions at the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (one staff member, one postdoc)
The National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory has open positions for a staff member and a postdoctoral researcher in nuclear structure data. The NNDC is currently developing a new database structure for the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF). The applicants would be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of a new ENSDF database and also to participate in the NNDC experimental and/or theoretical research programs. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Visit the links below for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Machine Learning Nuclear Data Scientist
https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/machine-learning-nuclear-data-scientist/3437/17222703

Post Doc in Nuclear Data
https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/post-doc-in-nuclear-data/3437/1740191

Post-doc at ORNL in Quantum Computing/Theoretical Nuclear Physics
There is a post-doc opening at ORNL starting around April-June next year. The position is tied to the newly established Quantum Science Center (https://qscience.org) and also the Nuclear Theory Group at ORNL. We are looking for candidates with skills in quantum many-body methods and high-performance computing. The candidate will focus on developments, implementations, and testing of hybrid algorithms that combine quantum computing and coupled-cluster like methods for applications to strongly correlated quantum many-body systems in nuclear physics and related fields. The position is at ORNL with salaries and benefits accordingly.

Here is the link to the job-posting:https://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-Quantum-ComputingTheoretical-Nuclear-Physics-TN-37831/682132800/?locale=en_US