Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Nuclear Physics - Physics and Applied Physics

Job description

Job no: 493991
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physics and Applied Physics
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: Jan 24 2018
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Nuclear Physics group at the University of Massachusetts Lowell has an immediate Postdoctoral opening to help exploit new opportunities in experimental research both at major national user facilities and at our Radiation Laboratory.

The current research in the group is in fundamental nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics, and in detector R&D and applied nuclear science using emerging scintillators and segmented Ge detectors.

The Radiation Laboratory on campus has a 1-MW research reactor and a 5.5-MV CN Van de Graaff accelerator.

The university is situated in the historic city of Lowell, on the Merrimack river, a half-hour northwest of Boston.

We are looking for recent PhD graduates who want to take challenging roles in the existing programs, but who will also be encouraged to pursue their own research interests.

The successful candidates will be integral members of the research group, the faculty of which include Professors Partha Chowdhury, Andrew Rogers and Peter Bender. They will be expected to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

The appointment will be for two years contingent on continued external funding.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • A Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics or a closely related field is required. (Must have PhD by the time of appointment, estimated for June 2018)
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Additional Considerations:
  • Experience with state-of-the-art nuclear detectors and techniques, as well as multi-parameter digital data acquisition and analysis of accelerator-based experiments, is desirable

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018. Application deadline: April 30, 2018

This position is contingent upon funding. The appointment will be for two years contingent on continued external funding and successful performance.

Please include a CV, cover letter, publication list and research statement with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.





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