Postdoctoral Position at York University

22 November 2019

We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher with experience of experimental nuclear physics for an STFC-supported detector-development programme on active-target technology for low-energy nuclear astrophysics measurements with radioactive beams. Expertise in the areas of active targets and/or gas detectors would be advantageous. The position is funded for 18 months. The appointed person will be based at York and will spend extended periods at the TRIUMF Laboratory, Vancouver, Canada.

The role will be to develop and characterise a state-of-the-art active target detector, based on Gas Electron Multipliers (GEMs) technology or similar, to increase the sensitivity to low-energy reaction products. You will also characterise the electric field configuration and experience with GEANT4 would be desirable. As part of this role, you will work with colleagues at York and TRIUMF, on the pulse shape analysis algorithms for use in the data acquisition.

The Department of Physics is at the forefront of pioneering global research and technological advancement in our world leading research centres, focused around biophysics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and plasma physics and fusion energy at the York Plasma Institute. As a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups. We promote good practice and a strong culture of equality in higher education, and are proud of our Juno Champion Award and Athena SWAN Silver Award.

Interview date: 19 December 2019

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Alison Laird: tel. 01904 332240, e-mail: or Christian Diget: tel 01904 322221, e-mail:

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Postdoc position at the University of Mainz

18 November 2019

The Supeheavy Element Physics group at the University of Mainz is looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher. The successful candidate will contribute in all activities of the group and will be expected to take a significant role in the experimental program on laser spectroscopy to be carried out at Mainz as well as at the SHIP recoil separator at GSI Darmstadt.

The application deadline is 9th December, and further details can be found in the attachment as well as at the link below:

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Two post-doctoral positions iThemba LABS

14 November 2019

The DST/NRF funded South African Research Chair in the Subatomic Physics Department at iThemba LABS has two post-doctoral fellowships available, for which applicants are invited to apply. The research focus of the Post-Doctoral researchers will be on experimental studies of photon strength functions/nuclear level densities or on gamma-ray decay of resonances. The Post-Doctoral researchers will further play an active role in mentoring Master and Hons students. The full advert and application portal can be found here:

Research Associate in Nuclear Astrophysics / Neutron detector array

14 November 2019

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Research Associate in Nuclear Astrophysics / DAQ Development

14 November 2019

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