Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Storrs, CT
Oct 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Job ID: 2018196
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Particle and Nuclear Theory Group, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at the University of Connecticut is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the area of theoretical high energy nuclear physics.

The theory group at UConn consists of Professors Tom Blum, Gerald Dunne, Luchang Jin, Alex Kovner, Philip Mannheim and Peter Schweitzer.


The successful candidate will be expected to conduct an independent theoretical research in the area of hadronic scattering at high energies, gluon saturation, heavy ion collision physics and related subjects, as well as actively collaborate with the members of the group on projects of mutual interest.


A Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in nuclear, particle, or high-energy physics (or closely related field) before the anticipated start date. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills as demonstrated by scientific publications in major refereed journals, conference presentations, etc., and a general knowledge of nuclear and particle physics.


Experience/expertise in the following areas: Physics of high energy hadronic collisions, gluon saturation, heavy ion collisions, high temperature/high density QCD and related subjects.


This position has an anticipated start date of September 1, 2018 and is for an initial duration of one year, which may be renewed for an additional year (two years total), contingent on satisfactory performance, mutual agreement, and availability of funds.


Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation via UConn Jobs (, select "Staff positions", Search #2018196. Questions or requests for further information about the position should be directed to Prof. Alex Kovner (

To receive full consideration the application materials should be received before December 20, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018196).

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on December 20, 2017.

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