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Faculty Positions

Assistant professor in theoretical nuclear science at the FRIB at MSU

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates for a junior faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in theoretical nuclear science establishing a program in reaction theory for energetic central reactions. Examples of program components include, but are not limited to: modeling reaction dynamics with the goal of constraining bulk nuclear properties and making connections to multi-messenger astronomy studies, use of AI to optimize observables for inferences and advancing quantum foundations of transport theory for central reactions.

While the position is targeted at the rank of assistant professor at MSU within the FRIB Faculty Position System with a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, applications from exceptional candidates with more experience will also be considered.

This is a particularly exciting time to join FRIB, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility that affords world-class research opportunities in low-energy nuclear science since user operation commenced in May 2022.

Leveraging FRIB, MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program is a top-ranked program nationally, according to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate programs. The FRIB faculty is comprised of more than 40 full-time faculty members and is the home of a similar number of postdoctoral researchers, and 150 graduate and 200 undergraduate students.

Review of applications starts: 10/31/2023

Please find the detailed requirements for application at the following link:

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

Postdoctoral researcher position at FSU (AI/ML for nuclear theory)

The Nuclear Theory group at the Florida State University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position for the development of machine learning and artificial intelligence methods for nuclear theory.

The position will focus on the application of reduced basis methods to the understanding of the structure, dynamics, and composition of neutron stars, as well as to extension few- and many-body methods for the description of exotic nuclei at the limits of nuclear stability.

The successful candidate will be working with Jorge Piekarewicz (theoretical nuclear astrophysics) and Kevin Fossez (theoretical nuclear structure) as part of the STREAMLINE collaboration, which is a broad coalition of researchers across the U.S. working to solve some of the most challenging computational problem in theoretical nuclear physics through innovation and application of some of the most sophisticated algorithms in AI/ML.

The position will start in January 2024 and will be for 2+1 years, contingent upon funding. Appointments at earlier starting dates can be considered. To apply, go on, click on Search Jobs, and enter the Job ID 55969.

Applicants must have received a PhD from an accredited graduate program in Physics or related field. If the applicant is a current student, a confirmation of eligibility must be submitted. Exceptions can be made on an individual basis when justifiable and accompanied by supporting documents with prior approval from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The process of reviewing applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For inquiry about the position, please contact:
Kevin Fossez
Jorge Piekarewicz

Post-doctorate fellowship in Nuclear Astrophysics at ULB

The present post-doctorate fellowship will focus on the developments of mean-field models recently developed at the ULB for nuclear structure physics and their applications to nuclear aspects of the r-process nucleosynthesis. More specifically, the project includes the largescale calculation and analysis of nuclear fission properties for exotic neutron-rich and superheavy nuclei of astrophysical interest, within the mean-field approach, as well as their impact on spontaneous, beta-delayed and neutron-induced fission probabilities.

At the same time, this project, in collaboration with the experimental nuclear physics group of the KU Leuven, will contribute to the interpretation of new measurements of nuclear structure properties obtained at ISOLDE-CERN, in particular concerning super-heavy elements. Such measurements also aim at validating global mean-field models developed for astrophysics applications.

The Post-doctorate position is available at the Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique (IAA) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and is part of the EOS (Excellence of Science) research project MANASLU in collaboration with the KU Leuven University. The position is funded for 2 years. Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until an outstanding candidate is selected. The position is to start as soon as possible.

For additional information or to apply for this position visit

FRIB Theory Alliance Fellow job posting, application end date October 15th, 2023

The FRIB Theory Alliance is seeking outstanding candidates for an FRIB Theory Fellow. The fellow will be hosted by one of the Partner Institutions listed below. The successful candidate will conduct independent or collaborative research on theoretical 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 is 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 two-year position with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of five years. The initial stipend is $90k and this position has an annual travel budget of up to $5k. Additional funds will be provided for travel to FRIB. The FRIB Theory Fellow will be an employee of Michigan State University stationed at either Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or the University of Notre Dame. The selection of the host institution will be made through negotiations with the successful candidate and the partner institutions. The successful candidate must demonstrate great promise for high achievement in FRIB science. Past fellows have a track record of moving directly into open faculty or permanent staff positions.

In their application materials, applicants should communicate their preferences with regards to specific hosting institutions. Hosting institutions and host contact information are:

Argonne National Laboratory: Alessandro Lovato (
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Thomas Papenbrock (
University of Notre Dame: S. Ragnar Stroberg (

Please apply at Academic Jobs Online. The application deadline is October 15th, 2023. Three reference letters are also due by this date. If you have any questions, please contact Calvin Johnson (

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.

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.