Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physics (Nuclear Theory)

Ohio University

Athens, OH

ID: 7069668
Posted: September 10, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested candidates are asked to upload and submit the following documents when prompted:

1. A Current Curriculum Vitae
2. A statement of research interests which should also include a complete list of your publications.

Additionally, you will be asked to provide contact information for 3 professional references. Once you certify and submit your application, these individuals will receive an email and link inviting them to provide a reference on your behalf.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 14, 2020. Review of applications will begin December 14, 2020.

This position is eligible for the following benefits: medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.
Posting Number 20163148S
Job Description
The Nuclear Theory Group at Ohio University anticipates hiring a post-doctoral research associate to take up a position starting in the Fall of 2021. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics (or anticipate having a Ph.D. in hand by September 2021). The research interests of the group cover a broad range of topics. These include nuclear and electromagnetic reactions in light systems, as well as, reactions involving nuclei near the neutron- and proton-drip lines with particular emphasis on halo nuclei and direct reactions. Research topics in nuclear astrophysics include core-collapse supernovae, the structure and evolution of young and old neutron stars, binary mergers of compact objects, and the interpretation of signals from multi-messenger astronomy. We attack these problems using a variety of forefront techniques including effective field theory, Faddeev techniques, Bayesian uncertainty quantification, and many-body theory at zero and finite-temperature. Preference will be given to expertise in nuclear astrophysics, but we expect the successful candidate to contribute to the efforts of the group as a whole. Thus applicants should have a strong research record and display significant initiative to complement their research skills. The appointment will initially be for one year. Renewal for a second year is highly probable, but is contingent on funding and job performance.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in physics (or anticipated by September 2021, or by negotiated start date); demonstrated research productivity.

Preferred Qualifications
PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Department Physics and Astronomy
Pay Rate
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, retirement contributions, and education benefits for both the employee and their eligible dependents.



 

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