Postdoc position at Texas A&M University

07 May 2021

The stored ion and bio-optics research group at Texas A&M University has an opening for a postdoctoral experimentalist to lead and further expand our collinear fast beam laser spectroscopy program for trace detection of isotopes. The postdoc will also be involved in attosecond research with intense laser fields, and frequency comb spectroscopies. The research is based at Texas A&M University in College Station TX but may involve visits to a collaborating US National Laboratory (for this US citizenship is required) and international research facilities producing short-lived nuclei.
The successful candidate is expected to lead the collinear fast beam laser spectroscopy research assisted by graduate and undergraduate students. Topics within this research comprise nuclear physics, nonlinear optics, as well as remote sensing (see
Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in physics and have experience in some of the following: ultra-high vacuum, high-voltage applications, mode-locked laser systems, and computer interfacing.

The start date is immediate, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information with three references to: Prof. Hans Schuessler, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas A&M University, MS 4242, College Station, Texas 77843-4242

Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The research group with state-of-the-art instrumentation provides a stimulating, inclusive, diverse, and multicultural work environment with opportunities to grow and establish an outstanding research portfolio.

Project Assistant Professor at CNS, University of Tokyo

04 May 2021

Opening of a Project Assistant Professor at Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo

CNS has several devices in RIBF in RIKEN Nishina Center and pursues experimental nuclear physics such as nuclear astrophysics and nuclear structure/reaction studies with radioactive isotope beams.

JOB TITLE: Project assistant professor

FIELD: Experimental nuclear physics. The successful candidates will work on experimental nuclear physics with radioactive isotopes mainly by using the devices of CNS (in particular Ge array (GRAPE), OEDO).

ELIGIBILITY: They must hold a recent Ph.D degree in experimental nuclear physics, or a related field by August 1, 2021.

EMPLOYMENT: One-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable, based on the evaluation, up to March 31, 2026. The start of the employment is August 1, 2021 (negotiable). Health and unemployment insurance plans are available.

SALARY: ~ 350,000 yen/month (gross).
Additionally commuting expense will be covered.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: (1) CV (2) Resume with the format of the Univ.f of Tokyo ( ) (3) List of Publication/Talks/etc. (4) Research summary (5) Future plan at CNS (6) 3 copies of publications (7) 2 Names and contact details of reference will be uploaded as a combined PDF. The place will be informed once you send me an email to n.imai at ("at" replaced by "@") with a subject field "Application to ProjectAssistantProfessor at CNS"


After initial screening, interviews will be arranged at the end of June. Interviews will take place on-line and consist of a presentation of the research achievements and plans followed by an interview.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity.

Contact: Nobu Imai Associate Professor Center for Nuclear Study, the University of Tokyo n.imai at

Postdoc Position at GANIL (France)

03 May 2021

We are pleased to inform you that a post doc position is opened at GANIL, Caen, France. This position is related to scientific activities with the VAMOS spectrometer

The details on the CNRS portal

The application has to be done through the online application website and the deadline is June 15th, 2021.

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Research Associate position in the Accelerator Physics Department at FRIB

29 April 2021

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University is approaching completion and commencement of user operation in early 2022. The FRIB high-power superconducting linear accelerator has already been demonstrated to accelerate ion beams to the design energy of 200 MeV/u to produce rare isotopes. FRIB is poised to be the world's most powerful rare isotope beam facility, with unprecedented opportunities to study the vast unexplored potential of more than 1,000 new rare isotopes never before produced on Earth. FRIB includes a target facility for the in-flight production of rare isotopes. An Advanced Rare Isotope Separator (ARIS) will prepare fast rare isotope beams with high-purity for nuclear physics experiments.

We invite Ph.D. graduates to apply for this Research Associate position and join the FRIB Accelerator Physics Department. The Research Associate will contribute to the commissioning, development, and operation of the FRIB by undertaking projects and activities to improve facility performance as measured by beam quality, intensity, power, purity, and variety.

Position duties can be adjusted according to the candidate's experience, interests, and talents, but will cover at least three of the following areas:

  • Development of ARIS settings for efficient separation and purification of rare isotopes
  • Development of parallel simulation and optimization codes for production, separation, and transport of rare isotope beams
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of high-level physics applications
  • Development and application of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to improve the efficiency of the accelerator and/or secondary beam transport devices

Supports the Accelerator Physics Department within the FRIB Accelerator Systems Division.

Major position responsibilities are the advancement of fragment separator beam physics including:

  • Advance the understanding of ARIS fragment separator beam physics for efficient tuning and operation of secondary beamlines
  • Physics of interaction of ion beams with the target and wedges
  • Develop and support parallel simulation and optimization codes for production, separation and transport of rare isotope beams
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and maintenance of high level physics applications Execute work to meet project milestones and performance objectives (cost, scope and schedule)
  • Plan to perform their work in a safe manner
  • Perform work with quality
  • Execute the completion of systems and progressive science and technology
  • Complete work to achieve milestones and goals
  • Motivate employees to build a success-oriented culture
  • Follow lab-wide policies, procedures and standards
  • Deliver assigned project work package requirements
  • Manage resource and equipment allocation for projects and/or systems
  • Execute work to meet project objectives
  • Required Degree: Doctorate -Physics

    Minimum Requirements:
    PhD in physics, electrical or computer engineering Knowledge of major programming languages (C++, Python) Good communication skills Self-motivated and able to work well within a team Ability to work with export-controlled technology Desired Qualifications Prior experience in higher order beam optics Familiarity with nuclear physics Experience in parallel computing Required Application Materials Please provide CV, cover letter and contact information for three references to provide letters of recommendation.

    Special Instructions Please provide CV, cover letter and contact information for three references to provide letters of recommendation.

    Review of Applications Begins On 07/01/2020


    MSU Statement Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Jun 17, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Jun 17, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

Research Faculty position at Florida State University

28 April 2021

The Department of Physics at Florida State University is searching qualified candidates for a Research Faculty II position (12-month salaried). The main responsibilities of this position are the development, maintenance, and upgrades of the digital data acquisition and control systems at the John D. Fox Accelerator Laboratory. The position is supported to 75% by FSU funds and to 25% by the laboratory's National Science Foundation grant.

The John D. Fox Laboratory operates a heavy-ion accelerator, which is used for experiments in Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics research, see also The experimental devices use highly complex systems for real-time data acquisition, developed from commercially available components into unique systems, optimized for the experimental requirements. The transition from partially-analog to fully-digital data-processing systems is a major area of development activities at the laboratory, in which the successful applicant will play a leading role. The position is responsible for custom software development, hardware configuration, and integration of various commercially available devices into digital pulse-processing and data acquisition systems. In addition, the position is also responsible for the distributed accelerator control and monitoring systems, which are realized with a network of interconnected Labview systems. Finally, the position is responsible for the general upgrades, maintenance, and development of the computer systems and networks around the laboratory.

Required qualifications are a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in experimental nuclear physics or related field, or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties, with a demonstrated record of achievement in research. The applicant should demonstrate experience in software development for real-time data acquisition systems. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated expertise in digital data acquisition and data-analysis methods and post-graduate research experience in experimental nuclear physics. Applicants are expected to provide three letters of recommendation.

Contact Info Dr. Ingo Wiedenhoever (850) 644-1429

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