Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Physics

Knoxville, TN
Oct 20, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionPost-Doctoral Research AssociateExperimental Low Energy Nuclear Physics Groups Regular Full-time

The Experimental Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Group at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (UTK) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in direct reaction studies. The UTK group currently performs experiments using the VANDLE and HAGRiD arrays to measure neutrons and gamma rays emitted following direct reactions. Additionally, in partnership with our collaborators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Rutgers University, we use the ORRUBA and SIDAR arrays of silicon detectors to measure charged particles from transfer reactions. The group was involved in the development of the GODDESS combined array of ORRUBA and Gammasphere and performs experiments with GODDESS at Argonne National Laboratory and the National Superconducting Cyclotron (NSCL). The group is preparing for experiments at the NSCL with ORRUBA and the S800, and also with the gas jet target, JENSA. We are also starting work on proposals for Day One experiments at FRIB.
The successful candidate will be based at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and will travel to experiments and conferences. The research associate will be expected to work on data analysis, maintenance tasks for HAGRiD and VANDLE, preparing and running experiments, and supporting the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to work on their own research related to nuclear reactions and astrophysics including writing their own beamtime proposals.
The UTK group has a strong track record in experimental structure studies of nuclei far from stability, with a strong connection to nuclear astrophysics. The group utilizes direct reaction and decay methods to study the atomic nucleus. There will be many opportunities to collaborate with experimentalists using different techniques, theorists and experimentalists both at UTK and ORNL, as well as collaborators beyond East Tennessee.
The UTK campus is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, with easy access to miles of inland waterways, and pristine state and national parks. Knoxville offers a vibrant downtown area with locally-owned restaurants and coffee houses along with diverse cultural opportunities.

QualificationsQualifications:A PhD in nuclear physics, or related area, is required to be completed, or near completed, at the time of application. The successful candidate should have demonstrable experience with experiments at accelerator facilities, as well as excellent programming and data analysis skills.  
The position will be available from November 2020 for two years and may extended for an extra year.
Applicants should apply on-line Please provide a CV with a list of publications. Please ask two colleagues to send a letter of recommendation to Dr. Kate Jones at [email protected] Please feel free to send any questions relating to the position to the same address.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Physics
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Oct 12, 2020, 1:39:07 PM

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