Postdoc Position at Los Alamos National Laboratory

19 September 2023

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Assistant Professor in Experimental Nuclear Physics at Texas A&M University

15 September 2023

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Fall 2024 - The University of Tennessee - Knoxville: Knoxville Academic Units: Tickle College of Engineering: Nuclear Engineering

14 September 2023

The Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking applications to fill a faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor level in 2024. This initiative is part of an approved cluster hire to bolster UTK's strength in the development and use of radioisotopes in all related fields, such as but not limited to, radiochemistry, isotope production, and chemical modification of isotopes. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research success in one or more of these areas with the vision to develop collaborative research activities, and are committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate student education.

The radioisotopes cluster hire aligns well with the current initiatives at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII). At ORNL, $158M has recently been appropriated to construct a Stable Isotope Production and Research Center as well as a Radioisotope Processing Facility to expand domestic production of critical isotopes vital to the mission of many federal agencies, such as NIH, NASA, DoD, ODNI, NIST, DHS, NNSA, NSF, and others. The selected candidate(s) will choose which TCE department they will join and partake in filling the remaining position(s). The long-term plan for hires within this cluster include 1) development of new radiochemistry labs, 2) development of enhanced radioisotope curriculum and establishment of a summer school in collaboration with partners at ORNL and UT-ORII, 3) expand partnerships with local hospitals, veterinary centers, and/or businesses with interests in isotope use and research, and 4) establishment of transformational campus-based research center(s).

Applicants must have a doctorate degree in a related field and relevant experience to be hired at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level. Applicants must be able to contribute to existing courses in the chosen TCE department, advise/train graduate students in the production and/or use of radioisotopes, provide service to the university and community, contribute to current research activities in radioisotopes, and develop new avenues of research and teaching.

Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a demonstrated potential to succeed as a junior faculty at a state flagship campus.

Candidates for Associate Professor should have a demonstrated record of publishing in appropriate journals, securing and executing externally funded research, and internal and external service to their professional community

Candidates for Full Professor should have a demonstrated record of publishing in appropriate journals, securing and executing externally funded research, and internal and external service to their professional community. In addition, the candidate should have national/international recognition in their field of study.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications include previous experience in graduate student advising, course instruction/development, and establishing and/or managing an isotope production facility or research center.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Application Instructions
Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a select subset of publications, (3) a research statement outlining previous and future directions, (4) a teaching and mentoring statement, (5) a letter articulating the applicant's interest in and qualifications for this position, and (6) the names of three to five references. Applications will be reviewed continuously, and the first position may be filled as early as January 2024. Any additional questions may be sent to Dr. Eric Lukosi (search committee chair) at

Applications can be made using this link:

Professor and Department Chair of Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

11 September 2023

The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for the position of Chair to lead an established and active Department of Physics and Applied Physics. We seek a visionary chair with a record of academic and research achievement to take the department to a new level, who will supervise and maintain departmental academic activities, while continuing their independent research program in a field that enhances and/or complements our current research strengths. The successful candidate will be a nationally prominent academic leader with an established record of excellence in research, education and mentorship that can promote a culture of innovation, collaboration, respect, and integrity.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a leading public research university in the greater Boston area and has a national reputation in science, engineering, and technology. The Department of Physics and Applied Physics has 28 full-time faculty (22 tenured/tenure-track and 6 teaching faculty) and 3 support staff. The department offers a B.S. in Physics and a new B.S. in Engineering Physics (ca. 100 undergraduates) and a long-standing and very active graduate program, offering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (ca. 75 graduate students). The department has a diverse research portfolio in experiment, computation and theory, and ranks near 50th in the nation in externally funded research expenditures (over $11M/year), led by space, nuclear, quantum, and materials sciences and technologies, among others.

The appointee will be offered a competitive start-up package, with access to high-end research equipment and facilities, and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across disciplines in various science and engineering departments and research centers.

The position is open until filled, with a planned start date of summer 2024.

Post-doc position at Pisa University

11 September 2023

This message announces the opening by the end of the year of one post-doc position in Nuclear Theory, that should start at the beginning of 2024 – not later than next February 2024 - at the Department of Physics of the University of Pisa (Italy). The duration of the fellowship is 24 months, and the monthly net salary amounts to about 1.8 kEuro.

The Nuclear Theory group in Pisa has a world-wide recognized experience in ab-initio methods and nuclear reactions also of astrophysical interest. Furthermore, the group is systematically invited to be part of experimental collaborations (among which LUNA and PTOLEMY at the Gran Sasso National Labs, ALICE at LHC, Hall A at Jefferson Lab), in order to provide their theoretical predictions both in the preparatory phase of the experiment and in the final comparison with experimental data.

The post-doc position of this announcement is framed in a 2-year project called "Exploiting separation of scales in nuclear structure and dynamics", which will be carried out in collaboration with the Nuclear Theory groups at the University "Luigi Vanvitelli"of Caserta and the University of Salento. The project will be devoted to the study of nuclear Hamiltonians constructed by way of low-energy effective field theory(LEEFT), in which the effective degrees of freedom can be either nucleons (pions are integrated out) and/or clusters, typically alpha particles, and to the application of these Hamiltonian to nuclear structure and dynamics. In particular, the Pisa unit is going to investigate the subleading three-nucleon interaction, fitting the low-energy constants to A=3 scattering observables, and to derive consistent electro-weak transition operators. This will allow then to address few-nucleon reactions of astrophysical interest, or relevant for energy production through nuclear fusion, the search of new physics (dark-matter, exotic nuclear states and phenomena, etc.), the study of hypernuclei.

The official call for the post-doc position should be open during October or November 2023, surely not later than the end of the year. We kindly ask you to spread the news already among young scientists who may be interested to challenge themselves in such a research topic. In this case, we encourage them to contact us as soon as possible, in order to receive first-hand information about the official start of the call.

Note that in connection to this position, two other post-doc positions will be open (one at the University "Luigi Vanvitelli"of Caserta and the other at the University of Salento), related to their part of research in the project mentioned above - you might have received a similar announcement for this.