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Faculty Positions

Tenure track position in theoretical nuclear physics in Toulouse, France

A CNRS tenure track position in theoretical nuclear physics is opening in the new laboratory L2IT in Toulouse, France.

The L2IT (Laboratoire des 2 Infinis - Toulouse) is a young laboratory created in 2020. The objects of study of L2IT researchers and engineers are the two infinitely - the infinitely large and the infinitely small - and the phenomena that govern each of them, as well as the links between the two. Examples include the study of the Higgs boson and its role in the evolution of the Universe, or the emission of gravitational waves and their propagation in the Universe. The specificity of L2IT is its specialization in modeling, simulation and analysis. In this field, nuclear physics poses a particular challenge: the modeling of the complex processes that take place in nuclei - which are many-body quantum systems. Neutron stars are an extreme form of nuclear matter. Their understanding, based on the study of nuclear interactions in the laboratory, is another challenge. The person recruited will develop research on these subjects, new to the laboratory, to set up and manage a dedicated research center. The Toulouse site presents a rich activity on astrophysics and on the study of the emission of gravitational waves by compact objects such as neutron stars.

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Staff Positions

Physics Research Division Director, Office of Nuclear Physics

Director, Physics Research Division, Office of Nuclear Physics, U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science - Headquarters is looking for a dynamic, innovative, seasoned executive to lead the Physics Research Division in the Office of Nuclear Physics.

As the Director, Physics Research Division you will:

  • Provide leadership, direction, and management for a team of ten direct reports in their efforts to plan, qualify, implement, and steward multiple major international research campaigns, establishing vision, strategic plans, goals, and objectives for the research activities as well as oversight to ensure quality execution by researchers at universities, national and federal laboratories, and industrial laboratories.
  • Represent the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics and its research program in strategic planning discussions, discussions, negotiating collaborative Memoranda of Understanding with Laboratory Directors, high level DOE management, SC Management and Foreign Funding Agency Representatives.
  • Plan, develop, and implement vital, productive, forefront research programs conducted at DOE laboratories, universities, and other public and private institutions.
  • With available funding, assure adequate financing for the activities within the Division, set priorities for activities, and apportion funding among them. Manage the budget of the Division in accordance with prescribed practices set forth by DOE and the Office of Science.
  • Implement rigorous merit evaluation using independent peer review for all new and ongoing activities supported by the Division in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 605 for the grant program and published NP guidelines for the DOE laboratory programs and facilities.
  • Provide advice and assistance to the Associate Director in the formulation and management of new programs and policies.
  • Represent the Division, NP, and DOE in matters pertaining to the portfolio of the Division to professional societies, coordinating committees, task forces, and various other entities.
  • Ensure that all activities are performed in a safe and environmentally conscientious manner, including integrated safety management, both by staff at DOE headquarters and by researchers and activities supported by the resources of the Division.

Additional details on the position and how to apply are available at the following link:

Questions can be addressed to: Paul Mantica (he/him/his) Email:

Postdoc and Fellow Positions

LANL T-2 postdoc

The T-2 group (Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology) in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in theoretical modeling of nuclear reactions and nuclear data evaluations, to begin in the Fall of 2023. Candidates are expected to have obtained a PhD in Physics or closely related field by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment (within five years of receiving their PhD; exceptions to the five-year cutoff can be made for sufficiently extenuating circumstances). This position is for 2+1 years, contingent upon performance and funding.

The applied nuclear theory group has seven staff members. We conduct research on a broad set of topics, including developing phenomenological and microscopic models of nuclear reactions, nuclear data evaluations and uncertainty quantification, nuclear many-body theory, and high performance/quantum computing with applications in basic science (nuclear astrophysics and cosmology), nuclear energy (fusion and fission) and nuclear safety and security. The group also actively engages in collaborations with theorists and experimentalists at LANL and worldwide.

More information can be found in the full ad (IRC120807):

Interested applicants should submit their application (CV, research statement, and three letters of recommendation) by July 15, 2023, for full consideration through the link above.

For questions, please contact: Amy Lovell or Ionel Stetcu using

Post-Doctoral Position in Nuclear Reaction Theory at Michigan State University

MSU is seeking to fill a position of a post-doctoral research associate beginning in Fall 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or anticipate Ph.D. completion by Summer 2023) in nuclear theory. Applicants are expected to have knowledge in 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 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 Applications receive by June 30th, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applicants should contact Filomena Nunes ( 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.

Postdoctoral position in nuclear theory at GANIL

The Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL) calls for applications of a postdoctoral researcher for a two year position, starting from January 2024, in the field of theoretical nuclear physics in the area of nuclear structure and reactions with exotic nuclei. Review of applications will start on June 16, 2023 and continue until the successful candidate will be identified

The successful candidate will be leading a research project aiming at the development of the methods and various applications of the continuum shell model. This include the formulation and application of the Gamow shell model (GSM) in the coupled-channel formulation for the description of various reactions at low energies in the vicinity of the particle emission threshold in light and medium-heavy nuclei. Of particular interest will be the formation of near-threshold resonances and their role in the nucleosynthesis of light elements and alternative paths branching out of the BBN and CNO cycles.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in nuclear theory by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment. Independence and ability to share the expertise or to collaborate with different groups at GANIL is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to show evidence of the ability to carry out excellent research in an area relevant to the GANIL research program of exotic nuclei and demonstrate a strong background in nuclear reaction and nuclear structure modeling. Experience in high-performance computing and large-scale modeling of nuclear structure and reactions will be an advantage.

Questions regarding the position can be sent to Marek Ploszajczak ( The applicants are requested to submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a list of publications, conference and seminar presentations and three letters of recommendation to Marek Ploszajczak (

You can apply by following the link :

Postdoc - Michigan State University, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Michigan State University, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is looking for Postdoc/Research Associate-Fixed Term

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
Work on the development and refinement of In-Medium Similarity Renormalization Group (IMSRG) methods for the nuclear many-body problem, including their numerical implementation.
· Extension of the In-Medium Generator Coordinate Method to complex nuclear structures and excitation.
· Implementation of tensor representations and factorization for reducing the computational scaling.
· Development of emulators for uncertainty quantification.
· IMSRG software development and maintenance.

Disseminate results at conferences and workshops.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification.
For additional information or to apply for this position visit MSU Careers Details - Research Associate-Fixed Term

Opening for a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physics at San Diego State University

The Department of Physics at San Diego State University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to pursue innovative research on scattering and reaction theory in a shell model framework, in collaboration with the Nuclear Data and Theory group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

In this role you will:

  • Conduct innovative research on the unification of nuclear structure and reactions.
  • Combine formalism and code development.
  • Design and run calculations on local workstations as well as on high performance supercomputers.
  • Present research results at scientific conferences and meetings and in peer reviewed publications.
  • Have an opportunity to emulate reactions on quantum computers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ph.D in theoretical physics or related field.
  • Experience in microscopic methods applied to nuclear structure, such as the nuclear shell model, and/or nuclear reactions and scattering.
  • Experience developing computer software for physics problems.
  • Familiarity with C++, C, Fortran, or equivalent computer programming languages and with MPI and OpenMP programming.
  • Ability to perform independent research and find innovative solutions to scientific and technical problems.
  • Proficient verbal and written communications skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports and publications and to deliver scientific presentations.
  • Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Documented publication record in peer-reviewed literature with experience presenting research results to a large audience.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status, including veterans of the Vietnam era.

For more information, please contact Ken Nollett, or Calvin Johnson, The position is currently open, and a start date can be negotiated. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Postdoctoral position in ab-initio nuclear theory at Washington University in St. Louis

The Quantum Monte Carlo group in the Physics Department at Washington University in St. Louis is anticipating an opening for a postdoctoral position on nuclear many-body theory starting in Fall 2023 (dates are flexible).

The successful candidate will be working with Profs. Piarulli and Pastore, and collaborators. The group research interests cover a broad range of topics, including nuclear structure, electroweak structure and reactions, neutrinoless double beta decay, electron and neutrino scattering off light- to medium-mass nuclei, and infinite nucleonic matter. Further information on our group and its research activities can be found at: .

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in nuclear theory or a closely related field by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment. Experience in high-performance computing and/or Bayesian methods and/or reaction theory and/or machine-learning methods is preferred.

The appointment will be for two years (renewal for a third year is probable, but is contingent on funding availability). Interested candidates should submit an application that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to:

Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Prof. Piarulli (

Our selection process will start immediately and proceed till the position is filled.

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The university does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information.