Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Theory Center

Position ID:Jlab-THECTR-PD2023 [#23537]
Position Title: Jefferson Lab Postdoc Positions in Nuclear Theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Newport News, Virginia 23606, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Nuclear Theory
Lattice Field Theory
Numerical Modeling
Appl Deadline:2022/11/27 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/31, finished 2023/06/03, listed until 2023/04/30)
Position Description:    

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

The Theory Center at Jefferson Lab (JLab) expects to have four theory postdoc positions available for the fall of 2023, and invites applications for these positions. These positions are normally for two years, but outstanding performance in research may allow an extension to a third year.

The Theory Center at JLab has a very active and diverse research program in QCD and its applications in hadronic and nuclear physics, including while not limited to, 1. Studies of strong coupling QCD on the lattice computing the spectrum, decays, transition form factors and multidimensional structure of hadrons; 2. Applications of effective field theories to nuclear and hadronic properties; 3. Calculation of the properties of light nuclei and their electroweak interactions; 4. Applications of scattering theory methods to the phenomenology of multi-hadron final states relevant for the spectroscopy program at JLab and elsewhere; 5. Applications of QCD factorization to observables sensitive to single and multiple dimensional hadron structures (encoded in both TMDs and GPDs), and their extraction from data using QCD global analyses; 6. Implication and extension of all such studies for a future Electron-Ion Collider; and 7. Machine learning / A.I. and quantum computing.

There are established networking opportunities to interact and collaborate with researchers worldwide to bring global experience and expertise to bear on extracting definitive physics results from the experimental program at JLab and worldwide. More about JLab and its Theory Center can be found at A Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear or high energy physics is required, and a strong publication record in any of above research areas is preferred.

All applicants must upload (1) a cover letter, (2) your cv, (3) three letters of recommendations, (4) research interest, and (5) a publication list through this Academic Jobs Online post. The applicant must also apply to Jefferson Lab's online application tracking system for Postdoctoral Research Positions at The deadline for applications is November 27, 2022.

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program. Generally, such programs include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States.

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Jefferson Lab
12000 Jefferson Avenue
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Newport News, VA, 23606