Physics Department, Nuclear and Nuclear Astro Group, University of California, Berkeley

Position ID:UCBerkeleyLBNL-Physics Department, Nuclear and Nuclear Astro Group-N3AS [#10010]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Positions, N3AS
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics
Nuclear Physics
Nuclear astrophysics
Starting Date:2018/09/01
Appl Deadline:2017/12/10 finished (posted 2017/10/02, finished 2018/03/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Fellows: Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries

The newly established NSF Hub N3AS -- Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries – intends to make 2-3 postdoctoral fellow appointments for positions starting in fall 2018. N3AS is a multi-institutional collaboration linking eleven institutions: U. California Berkeley, U. California San Diego, U. Kentucky, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U. Minnesota, North Carolina State U., Northwestern U., Notre Dame U., Ohio U., U. Washington, and U. Wisconsin. N3AS research focuses on theory issues in neutrino and nuclear astrophysics; dense matter including the modeling of supernovae, neutron stars, and neutron star mergers; nucleosynthesis; and dark matter.

Successful applicants will spend two years resident at a host site, followed by a third year at one of the three N3AS centers (UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, U. Washington/INT). All appointments are made through UC Berkeley. The available host sites for the current search are Kentucky, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, and Ohio University. The three-year appointments (depending on satisfactory performance) have an initial salary of $63K and include travel allowances, to enable Fellows to more easily collaborate among the participating institutions, as well as modest relocation allowances. More details on N3AS can be found at

Applications will be reviewed and Fellow selections made by the N3AS PIs, Baha Balantekin, Joe Carlson, Vincenzo Cirigliano, Andre DeGouvea, George Fuller, Stefano Gandolfi, Susan Gardner, Wick Haxton, Dan Kasen, Jim Lattimer, Gail McLaughlin, Daniel Phillips, Madappa Prakash, Yong-Zhong Qian, Sanjay Reddy, and Rebecca Surman. Placement of the Fellows at the N3AS sites and centers will be done in consultation with the successful candidates. NA3S has important connections to other initiatives in nuclear and particle physics and astrophysics, including topical collaborations and major computation programs funded under SciDAC and the Exascale Challenge initiative.

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. (on or after September 2015) in theoretical physics or astronomy and the ability to work productively within a diverse and collaborative research environment, producing and publishing original research, and defending that research effectively in seminars and scientific meetings.

Requested application materials: Please submit your CV, a publication list, a statement of research interest, and arrange for three letters of reference. In the research statement, please indicate the topics and N3AS institutions (sites and centers) that might be of interest to you, based on the descriptions found on the Network’s web site. Materials should be submitted online at AJO.

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before the deadline of December 10, 2017.

For further inquiries please contact Wick Haxton (haxton [at] berkeley [dot] edu). Fellow benefits packages will be continuous over the three-year appointments, provided through UC Berkeley. UC Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Wick Haxton
Department of Physics
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

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