Postdoctoral Appointee - Low-Energy Nuclear Physics

Postdoctoral Position in the Experimental Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Research (LER) Group at Argonne National Laboratory

The Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Research Group (LER) of the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory seeks outstanding individuals to fill an open postdoctoral position within the experimental Group. LER performs world-leading research in nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental symmetries, and nuclear data. The Group also manages and operates world-class detector systems as part of the ATLAS accelerator facility, a DOE supported national user facility for low-energy nuclear physics research. ATLAS provides world-unique rare isotope beams from either the CARIBU (Californium Rare Ion Breeder Upgrade) source or the ATLAS In-Flight Facility. In addition, members of the group are leading experimental programs at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).

Position Requirements

Candidates considered for the position must have:
  • Recently received or near completion of their Ph.D. in nuclear physics or related discipline within the last 3 years.
  • Experience at conceiving and executing experimental research projects, data analysis, physics interpretations, and reporting of the results.
  • A strong background in the field of Experimental Nuclear Physics.


In addition, a preference will be given to candidates who express interest in at least one of the following areas: the single-particle foundations in nuclei, direct/transfer reactions with nuclei, and/or experiments with radioactive ion beams.

Information on the activities of the Group and the Division can be found athttps://www.anl.gov/phy. The Argonne Physics Division has programs in low energy and medium energy nuclear physics, nuclear theory, nuclear data, accelerator R&D and operates the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics National User Facility, the Argonne Tandem-Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS).

The appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for up to 3 years depending on funding and performance. The expected starting date is between early to mid 2022. Interested applicants should apply at https://www.anl.gov/hr/postdoctoral-applicantsand specify requisition #411513. In addition, please forward your CV and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Michael P. Carpenter (carpenter@anl.gov). Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

Job Family
Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile
Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type
Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type
Full time

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