Duke University, Physics

Position ID:Duke-Physics-PDGAO [#14644]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medium Energy Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / +
Appl Deadline:2019/12/31 (posted 2019/09/16, listed until 2020/03/16)
Position Description:    

The Medium Energy Physics Group at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, and at Duke University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The group has research interests which include studies of nucleon structure at Jefferson Lab, and at the High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS) facility at the Duke University Free Electron Laser Laboratory, e.g. precise measurements of the proton and the deuteron charge radius in Hall B at Jefferson Lab; the transverse-momentum-dependent parton distribution functions (TMD) studies employing polarized 3He and NH3 targets, and the proposed Solenoidal Large Intensity Device (SoLID) detector in Hall A with a 12-GeV CEBAF at Jefferson Lab; the Compton scattering experiments at HIGS to extract the nucleon polarizabilities; searches of exotic QCD states. The group is involved in a number of 12-GeV experiments in various halls at Jefferson Lab, e.g. a precise measurement of the neutral eta meson radiative decay width via the Primakoff effect in Hall D at Jefferson Lab. The successful candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the physics programs and to the SoLID detector, especially to the heavy gas Cherenkov detector for hadron particle identification.

We are looking for candidates who can make creative and important contributions to our program. A PhD in experimental nuclear or particle physics or related fields is required. The initial appointment is for one year, which can commence as early as January 2020. Based on mutual satisfaction and continued funding, the possibility for extension exists for two additional years. Applicants should submit a vitae and brief statement of research interests, and should have three letters of recommendation submitted to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14644. The application site is open until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Prof. Haiyan Gao at gao@phy.duke.edu.

Duke 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.

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Duke University
Physics Department
Box 90305
Durham, NC 27708

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