Particle Physics Group, University of Manchester

1760 10514
Position ID:University of Manchester-Particle Physics Group-RANT [#10514, S&E-11030]
Position Title: Research Associate in Nuclear Theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline:2017/12/17 finished (2017/11/21, finished 2018/06/24, listed until 2018/05/21)
Position Description:    

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Research Associate in Nuclear Theory

University of Manchester

School of Physics & Astronomy/Division: Nuclear Physics 

Manchester, UK

£31,604 - £38,833 per annum, depending on experience

Fixed Term - 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2019 with the possibility of a one year extension, subject to the progress of the project

Ref: S&E-11030


The University invites applications for the above post, which is available initially for 2 years, starting as soon as possible. A one-year extension is possible subject to the progress of the project.


You will join a team with expertise in chiral effective field theories and their application to nuclear forces and to few-body physics, and with links to groups in the US and Germany.  You will work on the calculation of Compton scattering in light nuclei, building on prior work in the single nucleon sector, with the aim of interpreting up-coming experimental results in order to extract the proton and, particularly, neutron polarisabilities. Opportunities to extend the research according to your own interests will also be available.


You should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area of Physics. You should have a knowledge of effective field theories and nuclear forces, and must have substantial computing experience.  Familiarity with few-body techniques will be a major advantage. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and co-supervising research students, so excellent communication and organisational skills are required.


Enquiries about the vacancy:

·         Vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Professor Mike Birse, at or 0161 275 4206.

·         General enquiries: or 0161 275 4499.

·         Technical support: or 0161 850 2004


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.


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Closing date: 17 December 2017 at midnight.


The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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Contact: Professor Mike Birse, +44 (0)161 275 4206
Email: email
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University of Manchester
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