Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics
The Low Energy Nuclear Physics Group at the Physics Division is now inviting interested applicants to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee position to conduct research in the field of Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics at the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS). The ATLAS accelerator facility is a DOE supported national user facility for low-energy nuclear physics research.
The successful candidate will work in the research group of Dr. Melina Avila on measurements of (alpha,n) reactions using the Multi-Sampling Ionization Chamber (MUSIC) detector. In addition, the successful candidate will play an important role in the development of a new Time Projection Chamber (TPC) for alpha-induced experiments at ATLAS and FRIB. The candidate is expected to take a leading role planning future experiments and performing data analysis.
The successful candidate must have:
• Received within the last 3 years or soon to receive his/her Ph.D. in physics or a discipline related to low energy nuclear physics.
• Experience at conceiving and executing experimental research projects and reporting the results.
• Strong research background in at least one of the following areas: nuclear astrophysics, nuclear reactions, detector development, digital data acquisition, active targets or TPCs.
• Experience with computer programming and data analysis.
Information on the activities of the Low Energy Group and the Division can be found at https://www.anl.gov/phy. The Argonne Physics Division has programs in low energy and medium energy nuclear physics, nuclear theory, nuclear data, accelerator R&D and operates the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics National User Facility, the Argonne Tandem-Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS). The position is for 2 years, with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years depending on funding and performance.
Interested applicants should forward a current CV along with three letters of reference to Dr. Melina Avila (email@example.com) by October 25 to be fully considered for the position.
In addition, the applicants must apply at Argonne National Laboratory career website (Requisition Number: 411435).