Assistant Physicist - Nuclear Theory
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Location: Argonne, IL
- Job Number: 7115037 (Ref #: 414332)
- Posting Date: Oct 28, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Theory Group in the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory is now seeking candidates for a staff position in nuclear theory. We welcome applicants in any field of nuclear theory and particularly those with a research program that has an overlap with existing and planned facilities, such as, ATLAS/FRIB, LANSCE, Jefferson Lab, and the Electron-Ion Collider. This includes theorists whose research relates to nuclear data.
We are seeking a diverse slate of candidates with an excellent research record and significant promise for impact in the field. We plan to hire at the level of Assistant Physicist (Ph.D. plus at least two years postdoctoral experience), which is Argonne's equivalent of a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Argonne offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and the appointment is anticipated to begin in October 2023.
An Assistant Physicist is expected to conduct an independent research program in areas relevant to the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics. This includes publishing articles in leading journals, presenting at and helping to organize national/international conferences and workshops, submitting proposals for funding opportunities, supervise postdocs and students, and contribute to the broader research environment of the Physics Division.
The Theory Group currently has three staff members [Ian Cloët, Alessandro Lovato, and Yong Zhao], as well as several postdocs and students, with a broad-ranging research program in QCD/hadron physics and nuclear structure/reactions. The group has access to extensive laboratory and national computational resources and is actively involved in the three recently funded nuclear physics SciDAC-5 projects:
1) Femtoscale Imaging of Nuclei using Exascale Platforms
2) Nuclear Computational Low Energy Initiative
3) Fundamental nuclear physics at the exascale and beyond
Further information on our group and its research activities can be found at www.anl.gov/phy/theory
Interested applicants should complete the following three steps:
Complete the application herein.
Email a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests (max two pages) to Ian Cloët (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please identify for which position/requisition (#414330) you are applying
Arrange for four letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Physics Division for a seminar and have the opportunity to meet members of the Theory group and broader division. Any questions about the position may be sent to Ian Cloët (email@example.com) and applications received by Friday 23 December 2022 will receive our fullest consideration.
RD 2: Bachelor’s and 5+ years, or Master’s and 3+ years, or Doctorate and 0 years, or equivalent
About Argonne and the Physics Division: Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where world-leading scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity. The laboratory works in concert with universities, industry, and other national laboratories on questions and experiments too large for any single institution. Surrounded by the highest concentration of top-tier research organizations in the world, Argonne leverages its Chicago-area location to lead discovery and to drive innovation in a wide range of core scientific capabilities, from nuclear physics and materials science to biology and advanced computer science. The Physics Division (PHY) at Argonne has a long and distinguished history in nuclear physics and currently has a staff of around 110, including more than 30 Ph.D.'s and 20 postdoctoral scholars. PHY research focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of the constituents of matter, and has major programs in nuclear theory, low-energy nuclear physics, medium-energy nuclear physics, fundamental interactions, and accelerator technology, with additional smaller-scale programs in optical trapping of atoms, quantum simulation, and applications of nuclear science. PHY is one of the major nuclear physics research centers in the world, that brings together broad expertise in a single location and hosts a large number of seminars, colloquia, and workshops each year. This creates a unique and creative research environment. A primary mission of PHY is to operate the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) [www.anl.gov/atlas] as one of only two national user facilities for low-energy nuclear physics.
Job FamilyResearch Development (RD)
Job ProfilePhysics 2
Time TypeFull time
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