Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Posting Details

Posting NumberPG190281PDPosition Number00105995Position TypePost DocFLSAExemptDepartment ID170601 - PhysicsDepartment170601 - PhysicsJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPosition Information

Essential Job Duties

To conduct research in theoretical nuclear physics with an emphasis on the theory of relativistic heavy ion collisions and transport theory.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for contributing to Nuclear Theory DOE grant. This involves research on effective field theory, the nuclear many body problem, computational nuclear physics, heavy ion physics, and transport theory. Projects involve the development of new methods for equilibrium and non-equilibrium many body problems, implementing these methods using new computational strategies, and comparing the results to data taken at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Radioactive Beam Facilities, or Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory. Successful candidates are also expected to assist in writing grant applications, and co-advising graduate and undergraduate students.

Postdoctoral scholar will meet frequently with Dr. Schaefer to discuss best practices in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and mentoring. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Work Schedule40 hours per weekDepartment Required Skills

PhD in Physics with background in nuclear or particle physics

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Applicants with expertise in QCD, heavy-ion
physics, hadronic physics, many-body physics, or effective field theory are especially encouraged to apply.

Required License or Certification


Valid NC Driver's License required?NoCommercial Driver's License Required?NoRecruitment

Anticipated Hiring Range$47,476- $50,000If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how manyJob Open Date10/07/2020Quick Link

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document (1)
  3. Research Statement
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    Posted: 10/8/2020
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