Post-Doc Research Associate
University Of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of nuclear astrophysics. The focus of the group is on direct and indirect measurements of nuclear reactions that occur in stars. This work directly impacts our understanding of the nucleosynthesis in stellar explosions, globular cluster stars, or presolar stardust grains. The successful applicant is expected to have experience in experimental nuclear physics research, preferably including work with ion accelerators, radiation detectors, data acquisition, and nuclear reaction codes. Experiments will mainly be performed at the Laboratory for Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics (LENA), the Enge Spectrograph, and the High-Intensity gamma-ray Source (HIGS), all of which are located at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL). Other experiments may take place at other facilities.
TUNL is one of four Department of Energy Nuclear Physics Centers of Excellence, with affiliated experimental and theoretical faculty from Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, TUNL draws collaborators worldwide, with opportunities in both accelerator and non- accelerator-based research.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD in nuclear physics.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience in experimental nuclear physics research
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with ion accelerators, radiation detectors, data acquisition,and nuclear reaction codes. Preference will also be shown for applicants with a background in nuclear astrophysics .
Special Physical/Mental Requirements Special Instructions
Candidates should apply online at https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/228707, where they can upload their curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, and a statement regarding their research interests and plans. Candidates will be prompted for contact information of three required references, who will be able to upload letters once the application is complete. Questions about this position posting may be directed to Prof. Christian ILIADIS (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position is originally for one year, renewable by mutual consent for a period of up to 3 years. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.