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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS001914
Department Physics and Astronomy - 319000
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range Dependent on experience / qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date 03/01/2018
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 01/11/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of nuclear structure. The focus of the group is on the low-excitation structure of medium-mass and heavy nuclei, specifically on how nuclear shapes and shell structure evolve on the proton- and neutron-rich sides of stability. This work directly impacts our understanding of the nucleosynthesis of heavy nuclei and also impacts fundamental interactions by, for example, focusing on the matrix elements that describe neutrinoless double beta decay. The successful applicant is expected to have experience in experimental nuclear physics research, preferably including work with large gamma-ray detector arrays such as Gammasphere, Gretina or equivalent. Experiments will be performed at the Laboratory for Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics (LENA) and the High-Intensity gamma-ray Source (HIGS), both located at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) in Durham, North Carolina. Other experiments will take place at national user facilities, such as ATLAS at Argonne National Laboratory and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University, as well as international radioactive beam facilities.

This position may be renewable up to 36 months depending on funding and other factors.

Educational Requirements

Ph.D. in nuclear physics.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in nuclear physics.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Dr. Robert Janssens
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

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