Tenure-track position in theoretical nuclear physics at Université Paul Sabatier / Laboratoire des 2 Infinis – Toulouse (L2IT) (France)
24 March 2023
A tenure track position in Theoretical Nuclear Physics is proposed within the nuclear physics team of Laboratoire des 2 Infinis - Toulouse (L2IT, Toulouse - IN2P3 - CNRS / Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier).
After a pre-tenure period of 4 years, the successful candidate is eligible for tenure at the CNRS as a Senior Staff Scientist (« Directeur de Recherche » in French) in the nuclear physics team at L2IT. The successful candidate will benefit from a competitive support package.
Nuclear physics is concerned with understanding the properties of atomic nuclei and nuclear matter in heavy ion collisions and compact stars. Theoretical physics and numerical modeling activities play a leading role and make very important contributions to the improvement of our knowledge of the complex properties of atomic nuclei. This numerical contribution is more and more essential today, for the understanding of nuclear matter under extreme conditions and of exotic systems located at the limits of existence in nature;in a context where projects for new facilities for nuclear physics have just been proposed or are under construction, for example the SPIRAL2 project of our national facility GANIL. A key aspect of the research at IN2P3 is to establish the link between the infinitely small and the infinitely large. Thus, advances in nuclear physics in the laboratory are used in particular in the context of nuclear astrophysics and the simulation of nuclear processes in stars and other celestial objects.
Nuclear physics today not only aims at an understanding of the most complex processes within nuclei from fundamental principles, but also uses the knowledge acquired to describe the processes at work in extreme systems, such as astrophysical objects, an example of which are neutron stars. More and more sophisticated models in their formal and numerical aspects are developed today for the treatment of the nuclear N-body problem. Important efforts are also devoted to the understanding and construction of the nuclear interaction based on a completely microscopic basis, for its use in so-called 'ab-initio' approaches. The development of highly complex models for atomic nuclei and studies of the nuclear interaction make an essential and unique contribution to the improvement of our knowledge of nuclear structure and reactions, as well as to the description of objects of interest in nuclear astrophysics. For example, this research has an impact on the development of models of nucleosynthesis and on the formulation of the equation of state of nuclear matter. The skills required are formal and numerical skills for the theoretical modeling of nuclear N-body systems.
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Please do not hesitate to contact the L2IT Lab director, Jan Stark (firstname.lastname@example.org), regarding any questions you might have.
Director, Physics Research Division, Office of Nuclear Physics, U.S. Department of Energy
15 March 2023
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.
Job Description: A nuclear physicist and/or engineer to develop algorithms and software for automated analysis of advanced detector systems. The role will include work with radiation transport codes and C++/Python, specifically using GEANT4 and CERN's ROOT, to develop analysis tools for complex bulk fission product spectra acquired using continuous, prompt, and cyclic neutron activation techniques. If you have questions please feel free to reach out to Brian Archambault (email@example.com) or Stephanie Lyons (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Postdoctoral Position in the Experimental Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Research (LER) Group at Argonne National Laboratory