Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Theoretical Physics

Position ID:MIT-CTP-POSTDOCNT [#25585]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Nuclear Theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Hadron Physics, Lattice QCD, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Nuclear Theory-QCD, theoretical nuclear, Theoretical Physics
Starting Date:2024/09/01
Appl Deadline:2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/06, finished 2024/05/18, listed until 2024/03/06)
Position Description:    

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

The nuclear theory group at MIT hopes to make one or more postdoctoral appointments to begin September 1, 2024. The research interests of our group are centered around QCD, with emphases that include lattice gauge theory, chiral perturbation theory, hadron structure, factorization, effective theories, heavy quark physics, jet physics, quark-gluon plasma in QCD and other gauge theories, connections to string theory, and QCD at high density. Our current faculty group includes William Detmold, John Negele, Krishna Rajagopal, Phiala Shanahan, Iain Stewart, several postdocs and a large number of visitors. We also interact strongly with our particle theory colleagues, among whom Robert Jaffe, Hong Liu, Jesse Thaler, and Frank Wilczek have particularly strongly overlapping interests. Apply to the position at: Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests, a list of publications and the names of three senior physicists who will provide letters of recommendation. There are also postdoctoral positions available in the CTP in high-energy theory and quantum information science / quantum computing If your research aligns with more than one of these areas, or if you are unsure whether your research fits the description for a given position, we encourage you to apply for all CTP positions which might be relevant. The CTP seeks a broad and diverse applicant pool, and welcomes applications from candidates at the intersections of (sub)fields. For full consideration, applications should be received by 11.59pm US Eastern time on November 15, 2023, including all letters of recommendation. The application will request that you select which faculty you are most likely to interact with scientifically; this is a required question, and if you do not answer it then your application will be considered incomplete.

Note to applicants: acceptance deadlines will be determined on a case-by-case basis, with an earliest possible deadline date of January 7, 2024. We expect that for a substantial fraction of postdoc offers made this year, the deadline can be sufficiently flexible to accommodate differing deadlines from other institutions/fellowships. Please contact us with any further questions.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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Center for Theoretical Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 6-307
Cambridge, MA 02139