Five Postdoctoral Positions available at ITER

16 January 2018

The 2018 Principality of Monaco/ITER postdoctoral fellowships are now open for application.

In January 2008, a Partnership Agreement was signed between the ITER Organization and the Principality of Monaco to set up a Postdoctoral Fellowship program. Since then, five young scientists from the seven ITER Member countries or from the Principality of Monaco have been appointed every two years, and—over a period of two years—are trained in research areas related to the ITER Project. In January 2018, the Agreement was renewed for ten years, and a new recruitment campaign launched.

The principal motivation of the Research Fellowships is the development of excellence in research in fusion science and technology within the ITER framework. Brilliance and creativity, together with understanding of the relevance of the individual research interests to the ITER Project are a key requirement.

The Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Fellowship Program allows young researchers to participate in one of the great scientific and technical challenges of the 21st century and to work closely with leading experts in fusion science and technology within a unique international framework. If you are interested in contributing to the development of fusion energy and would like to experience the ITER Project "up close," the Monaco/ITER Fellowships are a great opportunity.

Qualifications Your PhD was awarded after 1 January 2015 or you are about to obtain one.

You would like to carry out a research project and to participate in publications of high-quality journal articles in fusion science and technology.

Topics of postdoctoral fellowships Within the ITER Project research possibilities exist in many areas of fusion science and technology, including:

    Control Technology
    Plasma facing materials and components
    Burning plasma physics (confinement, stability, plasma-wall interactions, control, energetic particle physics)
    Heating and current drive physics and technology
    Fusion plasma diagnostics
    Superconducting magnet technology
    Electrical engineering
    Mechanical engineering/ structural analysis
    Remote handling technology
    Vacuum technology and plasma fuelling technology
    Tokamak Operations
    Tritium Breeding and tritium handling technology

Conditions for applicants

You are a national of one of ITER Members or of the Principality of Monaco
Your PhD was awarded after the 1 January 2015 or you will have received your PhD by the deadline for taking up an award.

Application Applicants are requested to apply through the ITER job site:

The e-Recruitment system will require you to:

Fill-in an online application file
Upload your Curriculum Vitae (including a selection of your most important publications and photocopies of your highest academic qualification)
Upload a letter of motivation -- limited to 2 pages

Important: Three letters of recommendation are also required. Please send those letters together with additional copies of your CV and motivation letter in one PDF file to with a subject line: 2018 Monaco Fellowship application.

Time schedule for the 2018 postdoctoral fellowship program:

    16 January 2018 : External launch of competition
    1 March 2018 : Deadline for application
    2 and 3 April 2018 : Candidate interviews
    1 September 2018 : Fellows normally on site
    31 December 2018 : Latest date for Fellows to take up award on site

Further Information: For questions related to aspects of the Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Fellowships or the associated research projects please contact

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

15 January 2018

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Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Low-Energy Nuclear Physics at UNC - TUNL

15 January 2018

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Nuclear Physics at Lund University

09 January 2018

Lunds universitet

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into ten departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1900 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics. Postdoctoral fellow in nuclear physics: ”superheavy element spectroscopy”

Work assignment

One research area within the Division of Nuclear Physics, Department of Physics, concerns the nuclear structure and stability of superheavy atomic nuclei. A new measurement campaign is scheduled for 2018 and 2019 at the international accelerator facility GSI (FAIR Phase 0) at Darmstadt, Germany. The applicant is expected to take an active role in the preparations and conduction of these experiments, followed by data analysis and interpretation. Physics conclusions are drawn in close collaboration with the nuclear structure theory group at the Division of Mathematical Physics in Lund.

Within the KAW-project “ChaSE Lundium”, the applicant will take specific responsibility for the installation of an upgraded silicon-detector system for implantation and decay of superheavy nuclei. This task is tackled in close collaboration with PhD students and senior researchers in Lund as well as at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany. The position implies regular foreign travels to Germany.

Further academic qualifications can be provided by access to scientific data from previous, so-called TASISpec experiments, as well as opportunities to engage in various teaching activities to add to personal pedagogic merits.


This is a qualifying position focusing on research. The applicant must hold a doctoral degree in physics upon start of the position and dating back no more than 4 years prior to the application deadline. Doctoral and/or postdoctoral studies in experimental nuclear structure are required. Very good oral and written command in English is required. Work experience within international collaborations, experience with development of radiation detectors both in practice and advanced simulations, and experience with decay spectroscopy of heavy and superheavy atomic nuclei behind recoil separators are highly valued. Teaching experience at university level and knowledge in Swedish and German are considered additional merits.


The employment is limited to a maximum of 2 years and is full-time. The employment is limited by agreement, "Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor”, mellan arbetsmarknadens parter daterat 2008-09-04 (Arbetsgivarverket, OFR:s, Saco-S och SEKO).

The University applies individual payroll. Please provide salary claims in your application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing Contacts.


The application must comprise a personal cover letter briefly describing the applicant, interest within the specific research area, including comments concerning the job-related questions. The application should also contain a concise CV, a copy of or link to the doctoral thesis, a publication list, a short summary of pedagogical achievements, and at least two references with contact information.

The applicant is also obliged to answer job-specific questions as first step in the application process.

Assessment criteria

This is a qualifying job focusing primarily on research. The employment is intended as an academic career step and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their scientific merits and potential as researchers. Particular importance will be to scientific competence in the subject field.

Consideration will also be given to good co-operative ability, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his experience and competence, is expected to supplement and strengthen ongoing activities within the research group as well as contribute to its future development. Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts. Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months Contract type Full time First day of employment 2018-04-01 Salary Monthly Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 % City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2017/3982 Contact

Dirk Rudolph, Professor, +46 46 222 76 33;

Union representative

OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46 222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46 222 93 64

Published 08.Jan.2018 Last application date 29.Jan.2018 11:59 PM CET

Postdoctoral Researcher in Nuclear Spectroscopy at the University of Jyvaskyla

09 January 2018

The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only one in the country. The University of Jyväskylä is known for its dynamic operating culture and strong commitment to social responsibility.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Nuclear Spectroscopy, 24 months starting earliest 1.3.2018

The successful candidate for the position will work in the Nuclear Spectroscopy Group of the University of Jyväskylä. Experiments carried out by the Nuclear Spectroscopy Group occupy one third of the beam time available at the Accelerator Laboratory of Jyväskylä, most of them dedicated to studies of the structure of neutron-deficient exotic nuclei and of super-heavy elements.

The successful candidate will contribute in all activities of the Nuclear Spectroscopy group. The candidate will be expected to take a significant role in the preparation and execution of the experimental program to be carried out at the newly-commissioned MARA mass spectrometer. MARA will be coupled to various arrays of germanium and silicon detectors for in-beam and decay spectroscopic studies of nuclei along the proton dripline, with focus on the physics of N=Z nuclei. Furthermore, a so-called low energy branch will be developed, whereby the products of fusion-evaporation reactions will be stopped in a gas cell and then transported for laser spectroscopic studies and mass measurements. The candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the physics program at MARA.

Candidates should have a PhD in experimental nuclear physics. Experience in operation and handling of radiation detectors commonly used in nuclear spectroscopic studies such as germanium and silicon detectors is considered and advantage. Experience in analysis of complex data sets and familiarity with programming languages such as Java, C++, Python, etc is also considered beneficial. Willingness to travel is required.

The Department of Physics is an internationally recognized research and teaching unit. The main research areas in the Department are particle physics, material physics, and nuclear and accelerator-based physics. The research in particle physics is carried out in cosmology, neutrino physics, physics of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions, and Beyond the Standard Model physics. In condensed matter physics experimental research of nanophysics and nanoelectronics (especially low temperature physics in nano- and microstructures as well as molecular electronics) with their applications are carried out as well as research of porous and disordered materials and crystal defects. Themes of theoretical and computational material physics are atomic clusters, metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanowires, catalytic surfaces and other nanoscale structures, soft matter and statistical physics by using many-body theory and numerical modeling. In nuclear and accelerator based physics in the Accelerator Laboratory the research focuses on studies of atomic nuclei and nuclear matter under extreme conditions, with many links to material physics and applied research. Furthermore the Department is contributing to the ALICE and ISOLDE experiments in CERN as well as Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in GSI and FAIR Laboratories. The focus of the research in theoretical nuclear physics is on nuclear models and their applications.

The duties and qualification requirements for the position of the Postdoctoral researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations. The selected person is required to have a full command of Finnish language. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. A good English language skill is regarded as a merit.

The job-specific salary component of a postdoctoral researcher is based on the job demands level 5-6 (2865,30 - 3340,77 €/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of four months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, please contact:, tel: +358 40 805 4069 or, tel: +358 40 805 4115

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. See 
Letter of motivation and research interests
Numbered list of publications covering all the scientific and other publications of the applicant

Please submit your application at the latest on 31.1.2018 using the online application form.

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