Postdoctoral position in Nuclear Physics

Lawrence Livermore National Lab Livermore, CA , United States

Published Mon, 01/13/2020 - 3:49 PM Expiration Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:00 AM or until the posting is filled

We have an opening in the Nuclear and Particle Physics Group for a Postdoctoral Researcher to play a major role in developing and conducting low-energy nuclear-physics experiments that use the surrogate-reaction method to measure nuclear-reaction cross sections that are of importance to nuclear astrophysics, stockpile stewardship, and nuclear energy. This research will make use of a low energy particle accelerator facility, where you will set up and conduct experiments. At this facility, you will collect high-resolution particle and gamma-ray spectra with a highly segmented HPGe detector array. You will develop analysis tools and techniques and work with nuclear theorists to evaluate neutron-capture cross sections of interest from the data. You will also assist with other low-energy nuclear-physics experiments.  This position is in the Nuclear and Particle Physics Group within the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division.

Essential Duties
- Conduct charged-particle-beam irradiations of isotopes of interest at an accelerator facility.
- Perform charged-particle and gamma-ray spectroscopy.
- Set up and troubleshoot electronics related to digital and analog data-acquisition systems.
- Develop data-analysis tools and techniques to interpret the results of the experiments.
- Directly work with nuclear theory to interpret the results of the experiments.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings
- Provide technical contributions to the development of future nuclear physics experiments.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

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