Postdoctoral Associate Position in Experimental Low Energy Nuclear Physics at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville

21 August 2018

The Experimental Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Group at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (UTK) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in direct reaction studies. The UTK group currently performs experiments using the VANDLE and HAGRiD arrays to measure neutrons and gamma rays emitted following direct reactions. Additionally, in partnership with our collaborators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Rutgers University, we use the ORRUBA and SIDAR arrays of silicon detectors to measure charged particles from transfer reactions. The group has been involved in the development of the GODDESS combined array of ORRUBA and Gammasphere, and experiments with GODDESS at Argonne National Laboratory. Additionally, we perform experiments at other facilities using in-house equipment, including a recent experiment at ISAC II (TRIUMF) using the solid deuterium target and detector system, IRIS.

The successful candidate will be based at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and will be expected to travel to experiments and conferences. The research associate will be expected to work on data analysis, maintenance tasks for HAGRiD and VANDLE, preparing and running experiments, and supporting the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. The group will also be working to prepare day one proposals for FRIB. The UTK group has a strong track record in experimental structure studies of nuclei far from stability, with a strong connection to nuclear astrophysics. The group utilizes direct reaction and decay methods to study the atomic nucleus. There will be many opportunities to collaborate with experimentalists using different techniques, theorists and experimentalists both at UTK and ORNL, as well as collaborators beyond East Tennessee.

A PhD in nuclear physics, or related area, is required to be completed, or near completed, at the time of application. The successful candidate should have demonstrable experience with experiments at accelerator facilities, as well as excellent programming and data analysis skills. The position is expected to be available from January 2019 for two years. It may be possible to extend the position for an extra year. Applicants should apply on-line at Please provide CV with list of publications. Please send two letters of recommendation and any questions regarding this position to Dr. Kate Jones at

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Radiochemistry at San Jose State University

13 August 2018

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Tenure Track Position at GSI

13 August 2018

Please see the following site for more information and to apply:

Physicist (PhD) Experimental atomic/nuclear physics / (f/m)

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung operates a unique large-scale accelerator for ions. Researchers from around the world use this facility for experiments which help them make fascinating discoveries concerning the building blocks of matter and the evolution of the universe. In addition, they continually develop novel applications in medicine and technology. In the coming years the new international accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research), one of the largest research projects worldwide, will be built at GSI. In the SHE-Physics Department (Physics of superheavy elements) at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum in Darmstadt we are looking for a

Physicist (PhD) Experimental atomic/nuclear physics / (f/m) – Tenure Track
Reference number: 1210-18.129

The successful candidate will work on the following tasks:

responsible for the Penning trap mass spectrometer SHIPTRAP
high-precision mass measurements of radionuclides, in particular in the region of the heaviest elements
methodical and technical developments for increased efficiency, sensitivity and precision in mass spectrometry of radionuclides
active participation in the preparation, performing, and analysis of all experiments of the SHE physics department
the candidate will be responsible for electronics and data acquisition systems of the SHE physics department
supervision of undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers

Applicants should fulfill the following criteria:

PhD in experimental atomic or nuclear physics
experience in Penning trap mass spectrometry of radionuclides
experience in SHE research is desirable
sound knowledge of the electronics, data and control acquisition systems is highly desirable
good communication skills, team working abilities and a precise, structured approach to working
very good verbal and written English 

The position is initially limited to five years in line with a tenure-track treatment. After positive evaluation, it is possible to transfer in an unlimited employment. Salary is equivalent to that for public employees as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund).

GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Severely disabled applicants with equal qualifications will be given preference.

Further details about FAIR and GSI are given on the websites and

If you find this position interesting and challenging, please send your complete application including the usual documents along at least three references and the above Posting-ID by September 7th, 2018 to

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
or by E-Mail to: bewerbung(at)

Postdoctoral Researcher Position at Louisiana State University

08 August 2018

Job Description: The nuclear physics group at Louisiana State University is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of experimental nuclear physics. Our group’s research interests span the areas of nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics and weak interaction processes. Specifically, this position will focus on projects to experimentally determine reaction rates of astrophysical importance in a variety of stellar processes. A successful candidate will be expected to be involved in all aspects of these studies from developing instrumentation to the planning, execution and analysis of experiments using stable and/or radioactive ion beams. Our experimental program is centered around measurements at Argonne National Laboratory, Florida State University, and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory with the possibility of successful candidates being in residence at one of these facilities. The position is for two years with the possible addition of a third year.

Required Qualifications: (Postdoc and Senior Postdoc) Applicants must have a Ph.D. in nuclear physics or a related field; (Senior Postdoc) Must have 3+ years experience.

Desired Qualifications: Experience in the laboratory is essential and candidates who have demonstrated practical knowledge in the development and construction of detectors and other equipment are encouraged to apply. Familiarity with C++, ROOT, and/or GEANT is also desirable.

Instructions for applicant: Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita, publications list, research statement and a list of the contact information for three independent references.

External applicant link:
Internal applicant link:$392530/9925$8065.htmld

Postdoctoral Position in Neutrino Physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory

07 August 2018

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