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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

Postdoctoral Position in Nuclear Theory at Louisiana State University

The nuclear theory group at Louisiana State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with members of the nuclear theory group and perform scientific research in the area of nuclear structure and reactions with impacts on nuclear astrophysics and fundamental symmetries. Review of applications will start on November 15, 2022. For any questions, please contact Alexis Mercenne (amercenne@lsu.edu).

The successful candidate will be leading a research project with the aim to advance reaction studies toward exotic and heavy nuclei, including the use of LSU's ab initio symmetry-adapted no-core shell model and symplectic symmetry, as well as the Gamow shell model for weakly bound and unbound systems. In addition, the successful candidate will interact with members of LSU's groups with strong research in related areas including experimental nuclear physics and neutrino physics, as well as astrophysics. 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, ab initio calculations and/or reaction theory is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit their application to: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/Postdoctoral-Researcher_R00073141

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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, kenneth.nollett@sdsu.edu or Calvin Johnson, cjohnson@sdsu.edu. 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: https://physics.wustl.edu/quantum-monte-carlo-group .

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: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22879

Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Prof. Piarulli (mpiarulli@physics.wustl.edu).

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.