Postdoctoral Fellowships at NSCL

NSCL offers excellent opportunities to postdoctoral research associates in experimental and theoretical nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, accelerator physics and related instrumentation R&D. For exceptionally qualified individuals, an appointment as an NSCL fellow (research position up to five years) or at the visiting assistant professor level is possible. Visiting assistant professors may teach classes if a suitable class is available.

Currently, we have more than 20 postdoctoral research associates at NSCL. Many of our previous postdoctoral associates now hold leadership positions at universities, in industry and at national laboratories.

This is a particularly exciting time to join NSCL. Our new Coupled Cyclotron Facility offers world-unique secondary beams of rare isotopes for research in nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics. Research at NSCL addresses key questions concerning the creation of the elements in the cosmos, the limits of nuclear stability, the properties of nuclei with very unusual neutron-to-proton ratios, and the equation of state of neutron-rich nuclear matter as it may exist inside neutron stars. And with the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on the horizon, these opportunities will only grow in the future.


There are no application deadlines for postdoctoral fellowships at NSCL. Applications are reviewed as they are received. If you are interested in a postdoctoral position at NSCL, please send an application including a CV and three letters of reference to Jobs at NSCL. If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Michael Thoennessen.