Postdoctoral Researcher - Experimental Nuclear Physics

University of Jyväskylä Jyväskylä , Finland

Published Wed, 11/15/2023 - 2:54 PM Expiration Thu, 01/11/2024 - 12:00 AM or until the posting is filled

The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher in experimental nuclear physics for the JYFL Accelerator Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland starting from April 1st, 2024, or as soon as agreed for two years.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

The fixed-term position is part of the Academy of Finland funded project "Mass measurements of exotic N=Z nuclei (up to 100Sn) and the vicinity for nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics studies".

The goal of the project is to develop techniques for production and high precision mass measurements of exotic nuclei along the heavy neutron-deficient N = Z line and its neighbours. The IGISOL group has established a strong reputation for conducting experimental studies of nuclei far from stability for nuclear structure study, with a strong connection to nuclear astrophysics. The person to be hired for the project will be responsible for the development and test of methods of the heavy ion-induced fusion evaporation and mechanism of multi-nucleon transfer (MNT) reactions for producing neutron-deficient heavy nuclei along the proton drip line, analysis of data related to the mass measurement experiment, and contribution to developing and maintaining IGISOL at top shape. The postdoc will present and publish the results related to the project from the experiments to have impacts on nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics studies. Moreover, the postdoc will join and be heavily involved in the experiments for mass measurements of exotic N=Z area nuclei at RIBF/RIKEN Nishina centre in Japan when the beam time will be scheduled. Furthermore, interests in other related physics motivation and novel techniques related to IGISOL or other radioactive ion-beam facilities are also highly encouraged and supported.

In this project, you will get a chance of collaborating with the world's leading experts (at JYFL, and other facilities like GSI-FAIR/Germany, GANIL/France, and RIKEN/Japan) to solve the long-standing problems on nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics. You will have opportunity and get support to present research progress and scientific results in a timely fashion during the employment period.