Duke University, Physics

Position ID:Duke-Physics-RSTUNL [#18691, 1826]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/25, finished 2021/08/20, listed until 2021/07/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is a Department of Energy Center of Excellence in Nuclear Physics. TUNL seeks to hire a full-time Research Scientist to lead its research program in the areas of nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics to be carried out at the High Intensity Gamma-Ray Source (HIGS). The focus of the program is on the low-excitation structure of medium-mass and heavy nuclei, specifically on how nuclear shapes and shell structure evolve on the proton- and neutron-rich sides of stability. This work directly impacts the understanding of the nucleosynthesis of heavy nuclei and also impacts fundamental interactions. The successful applicant is expected to have considerable experience in nuclear physics research with photons, specifically using all the techniques associated with nuclear resonance fluorescence. Experience with the development of new detection systems, preferably including work with large gamma-ray detector arrays, is required as is familiarity with digital electronics as well as high-performance data handling and processing, including Monte Carlo simulations, massive parallel data processing, modern Bayesian inference and machine-learning techniques. The person holding this position is expected to lead a scientific program that focuses on developing gamma-ray and particle detection systems of relevance not only for the HIGS program, but also for complementary measurements at national user facilities. The candidate is expected to pursue funding opportunities, aid in development of proposals related to the program, mentor post-docs, and educate graduate and undergraduate students.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Duke University
Physics Department
Box 90305
Durham, NC 27708

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