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

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Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Nuclear Physics (Tenure Track)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Nuclear Physics beginning in August 2022. The initial appointment is partially funded by the FRIB Theory Alliance, We seek a colleague who will establish a vigorous, independent research program that contributes strongly to FRIB Science: the fundamental interactions of nuclei, their structure and reactions, and their origin in the universe. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the start date of the position. We encourage applicants with a strong record of independent research and some postdoctoral experience to apply.

The department includes 26 tenured faculty, 70 graduate students, and 80 undergraduate majors. We are dedicated to educating undergraduate and graduate students through their participation in a diverse and inclusive departmental community. The successful candidate will therefore be an effective classroom teacher and supervisor of student research and will interact with students and colleagues in ways that promote equity and inclusion.

The new hire will join our Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics. The Institute is home to the on-campus Edwards Accelerator Laboratory and has active research programs in experimental low-energy nuclear physics, the physics of hadrons, relativistic heavy-ion collisions, applied nuclear physics, and nuclear theory.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including paid sick time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance) , an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs and more. Additional information is available at

To apply please visit You will have to provide:
• Current CV
• Cover Letter
• A statement of research plans under the document type “Research Interest”
• A statement on past activities and prospective contributions that foster an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic community
• A statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy
Additionally, you will be asked to provide contact information for at least three professional references. Once you successfully complete, certify and submit your application, your reference providers will receive an email with a private link inviting them to provide a reference on your behalf.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 9, 2022. If you have questions about the position please contact Daniel Phillips,

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

CRC Faculty Position in Subatomic Physics Phenomenology at the University of Regina. [Application closing date: January 23, 2022}

The Department of Physics and Faculty of Science at the University of Regina invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor who would be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in subatomic physics phenomenology. The position is not contingent on a successful CRC application. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

The Department of Physics is a leader in subatomic physics research with established programs in neutrino physics (T2K and Hyper-K), beyond the Standard Model phenomenology (MOEDAL, CERN), hadron structure (Jefferson Lab and the Electron Ion Collider), nuclear structure and astrophysics (TRIUMF), neutrinoless double beta decay (LEGEND), and applied nuclear science (Fedoruk Centre). We are seeking a subatomic physics phenomenologist to join our dynamic and collaborative department and develop a vigorous externally funded research program that is complementary to our existing research activities, will strengthen our role in national and in international projects, will open new avenues for future collaboration and will provide essential theoretical support for our experimental faculty.

A link to the full job description, position requirements and application instructions can be found online at Questions and requests for additional information regarding this competition may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Gwen Grinyer, by email (

Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University, Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of subatomic theory, starting August 2022. An appointment at the assistant professor level is expected; exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for an associate professor tenure-track position.

Candidates are expected to have an established record in the areas of subatomic theory, nuclear astrophysics, and/or fundamental symmetries, and to build a competitive research program that complements the strengths of our existing programs. These programs include large-scale modeling of nuclear structure, reactions, and electroweak processes, as well as research in experimental nuclear physics, astrophysics, high energy and neutrino physics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and mentor students at all levels.

LSU is the flagship University of the state of Louisiana with over 34,000 students. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of LSU’s premier research departments with 47 faculty members, 17 postdoctoral researchers, 100 graduate students, and 30 staff members ( It performs high impact research in quantum information science and technologies, nuclear and high-energy physics, astrophysics and astronomy, general relativity and gravitational wave physics, atomic physics, materials science and condensed matter physics, and medical physics. Grants and contracts support totals in excess of $6 million per year. Major research facilities available to faculty include LSU’s Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (, NSF’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory ( located in Livingston Parish less than 30 minutes from LSU, and the Center for Computation and Technology (, an interdisciplinary research center with petascale supercomputing facilities.

Required Qualifications: (Both Levels) Ph.D. in physics, subatomic theory, nuclear astrophysics, or a closely related field. (Associate Level) Must have 3 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: (Both Levels) Established research record and leadership in subatomic theory, nuclear astrophysics, or a closely related field. Proven record with large-scale simulations of fundamental processes, quantum computing, and/or synergy with research at leading nuclear physics experimental facilities is desired. (Associate Level) Successful service as an assistant professor or associate professor; strong national reputation.

Applicants must submit a vita, a statement of research experience and interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy (attach ALL documents in a single pdf file under the Resume/CV section of your application). In addition, applicants must arrange for at least three professional references (to be uploaded independently to

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For further information, please contact Kristina Launey, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, 202 Nicholson Hall, Louisiana State University

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

JLab/ODU joint faculty position in theoretical nuclear physics
The Department of Physics at Old Dominion University (ODU) and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) are seeking an outstanding theoretical physicist in the field of nuclear and hadronic physics. The tenure-track appointment at ODU will be made at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of June 2022. The successful candidate will also hold a joint appointment as a staff member of the Jefferson Lab Theory Center. A PhD or equivalent in theoretical nuclear/hadronic or particle physics or a closely-related field is required. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and maintain a strong, externally funded, research program in nuclear and hadronic physics to help support Jefferson Lab’s science program, and to explore physics opportunities at a future Electron-Ion Collider. At the same time, the candidate should demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research supervision at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will be expected to promote department inclusivity while contributing to efforts geared toward increasing participation among members of under- represented groups in science.

The Jefferson Lab Theory Center currently consists of sixteen permanent staff members (ten of whom have joint appointments at neighboring PhD-granting universities), together with two bridged faculty fellows at participating universities in the country, and a good number of postdoctoral research associates and graduate students. Further information about the ODU Physics Department and Jefferson Lab can be found at and, respectively.
For additional information and to apply please visit

Two faculty positions in Theoretical Nuclear Physics at Surrey
The theoretical nuclear physics group at Surrey is looking to recruit two new faculty to tenured lecturing positions. This exceptional and rare opportunity is open to researchers who would reinforce the long-established focus on nuclear theory at Surrey and also work side by side with our experimental nuclear physics group. Closing date for applications is 17 January 2022. Details plus contact information can be found at the official university link: .

Please contact Paul Stevenson or Wilton Catford with any preliminary enquiries; addresses in link).

Staff Positions

Staff Scientist Position in Nuclear Theory at LANL. [Application should be complete by January 10, 2022]

The Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites applications for a staff scientist position in Nuclear Theory within the T-2 group (Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology). Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in nuclear theory or a closely related field. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in nuclear theory or closely related areas, as well as strong communication and leadership skills.

The nuclear theory group conducts research on a broad set of topics, including effective theories of strong and weak interactions, low-energy phenomenology within and beyond the Standard Model, neutrino physics and astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear structure, heavy-ion physics and physics of the quark-gluon plasma, perturbative QCD, quantum few- and many-body systems, and quantum computing. Candidates in all these areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition to seven full time staff scientists working in basic nuclear theory (J. Carlson, S. Gandolfi, C. Lee, E. Mereghetti, D. Neill, I. Tews, I. Vitev), our group has expertise in applied nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology, and plasma physics. Research at the intersections of these areas with nuclear theory is highly valued. More broadly, the Theoretical Division provides a stimulating scientific environment and opportunities for interdisciplinary science. The Division and the T-2 group enjoy a highly visible postdoctoral program and are actively involved in DOE Nuclear Theory topical collaborations, SciDAC, and Quantum Computing/Quantum Information projects.

Theorists in the Division actively collaborate with experimentalists at LANL and beyond. The experimental Nuclear Physics program at LANL makes critical contributions to QCD and heavy ion physics (e.g. RHIC, EIC), neutrino physics (e.g. LEGEND, accelerator neutrinos), and precision neutron physics (e.g. neutron EDM, lifetime, decay correlations). Candidates whose research program overlaps with any of these experimental efforts are encouraged to apply.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. The Laboratory strives to create, sustain, and promote a culture of inclusion and respect. Applications from underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Application material (CV including publication list, brief statement of research interests, statement on contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion, and at least three letters of recommendation) should be uploaded on the AJO website. For full consideration application packages should be complete by January 10, 2022. Review of applications will begin then and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply please visit

Postdoc and Fellow Positions

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Nuclear and Many-Body Theory at Yale University. [Application deadline December 1, 2021]

The group of Yoram Alhassid in the Physics Department at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position starting in the Fall of 2022. Research areas of the group include nuclear and many-body theory, cold atom physics, and mesoscopic physics/nanoscience.

Applicants should submit their CV, including a list of publications and a brief description of research interests at, and arrange for three letters of reference. The submission of the letters through AcademicJobsOnline is encouraged but submission by email to is also accepted.

To ensure full consideration of your application, please submit all materials by December 1, 2021. However, later applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Yale University strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

TRIUMF postdoc position in nuclear theory. [Application closing date, November 30, 2021

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, 2021. Further details are given at

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.

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, for more information about the position. 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

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:

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.

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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 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 ( or Ingo Tews (

Theory postdoc position in low-energy nuclear theory at Chalmers University of Technology [Application deadline: December 23rd, 2021]

The theoretical subatomic physics group at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher position in low-energy nuclear theory.

Details about the postdoctoral researcher position and the application procedure are given here:

Position reference number: Ref 20210550
Postdoctoral researcher in Theoretical nuclear physics
Application deadline: 23rd of December 2021

The postdoctoral project will focus on fundamental science questions in theoretical nuclear physics. More specifically, we will use ab initio nuclear-structure theory and a modern understanding of the nuclear interaction grounded in effective field theory to model subatomic processes with quantified theoretical uncertainties. The project will involve the development of state-of-the-art research methods that involve quantum many-body theory, effective field theory, computational physics, and advanced statistical methods.