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

Position ID:UCBerkeleyLBNL-Physics Department, Nuclear and Nuclear Astro Group-N3AS [#12093]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / Neutrino physics and Astrophysics, Theoretical Particle Physics
Astrophysics / Astrophysics, Computational Astrophysics, Cosmology, particle astrophysics
Nuclear Physics / Dark Matter, Dense Quark Matter, Nuclear and Particle Theory, Dark Matter, theoretical nuclear
Nuclear astrophysics / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2018/12/02help popup finished (2018/09/23, finished 2019/06/09, listed until 2019/03/23)
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 a postdoctoral fellow appointment for a position starting in fall 2019. N3AS is a 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. We particularly encourage applicants for the current search who have interests in dark matter.

Successful applicants will spend two years resident at the University of Kentucky, followed by a third year at one of the three N3AS centers (UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, U. Washington/INT). All N3AS appointments are made through UC Berkeley. The three-year appointment (depending on satisfactory performance) has an initial salary of $64K and includes a substantial travel allowance, to enable the Fellow to more easily collaborate among the participating institutions, as well as a modest relocation allowance. 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. 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 2016) 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 2, 2018.

For further inquiries please contact Wick Haxton (haxton [at] berkeley [dot] edu) or Susan Gardner (svg [at] pa [dot] uky [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:
Department of Physics
University of California, Berkeley
431 Old LeConte Hall MC 7300
Berkeley, CA 94720-7300

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