Nuclear Theory Group of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) of the Michigan State University (MSU), in collaboration with the Nuclear Theory and Modeling Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), anticipates a postdoctoral opening starting in the fall of 2013. The successful candidate will conduct research in
nuclear reaction theory. Nuclear reaction theory is an essential component of low energy nuclear physics, integral for the understanding of nuclei and nuclear matter, but also with critical impact on many astrophysics problems and numerous applications.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, or anticipate Ph.D. completion by August 2013. An earlier start date in the summer of 2013 can be negotiated. Applicants should have a strong research record and display significant initiative to complement their research skills. Applicants must be able to work with export controlled materials. Applicants with
backgrounds from other areas are encouraged to apply, but should demonstrate their interest in bridging into reaction theory through their research statement.
The successful candidate will have residency in LLNL, but is expected to travel regularly to MSU. The NSCL offers an excellent research environment, with a very strong nuclear theory group, an unparalleled experimental program, and a great atmosphere. LLNL offers unique computational capabilities, a friendly and energetic nuclear theory environment, and many opportunities for furthering your career. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal up to 3 years contingent on job performance and available funding.
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a research statement and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
indicate that you are applying for the Nuclear Reaction Theory Postdoctoral Research
Associate position in the subject line.
Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2013. More information on the NSCL
Theory Group can be found at http://groups.nscl.msu.edu/theory. Please contact Dr. Ian Thompson (email@example.com) for more information on the LLNL Nuclear Theory and Modeling group.
MSU is an affirmative-action equal-opportunity institution. Women and minority groups are encouraged to apply.