University of California, Berkeley, Nuclear Astrophysics Theory Group

Position ID:University of California, Berkeley-Nuclear Astrophysics Theory Group-POSTDOC [#22539]
Position Title: Postdoc in Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720-0001, United States
Subject Area: Nuclear astrophysics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/05 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/31, listed until 2023/02/28)
Position Description:    

A postdoctoral position in Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Labratory is expected to be available beginning Fall 2023. The position is for three years, contingent on satisfactory performance.

The senior members of the UC Berkeley group are Wick Haxton, Dan Kasen, and Raul Briceno. Areas of particular interest include nuclear and neutrino astrophysics, astrophysical modeling of supernovae, neutron star mergers and other transients, astrophysics nucleosynthesis, the phenomenology of dark matter, tests of fundamental symmetries, and many-body physics including effective theory, lattice QCD, and computational methods. The successful candidate would join a vibrant group of young scholars associated with the NSF Physics Frontier Center N3AS, the Exascale Computing Project ExaStar. the Berkeley RIKEN Center, the Centre Pierre Binetruy, and the UC Berkeley Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC). The campus group is part of a larger nuclear theory and astrophysics group that includes colleagues at LBL, Volker Koch, Andre Walker-Loud, Xin-Nian Wang, and Feng Yuan. LBL research strengths include QCD matter at high temperatures and densities, lattice QCD, and the physics of the EIC.

Successful candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in theoretical physics/astrophysics and the ability to work productively within Berkeley's diverse research environment, including the production and publication of original research and the effective presentation of research results in seminars and at scientific meetings.

Requested application materials: Please submit your CV, a publication list, a statement of research interest, and arrange for three letters of reference. Materials should be submitted online at AJO. To ensure full consideration, interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before the deadline of December 5, 2022.

For further inquiries please contact Dan Kasen (kasen [at] berkeley [dot] edu). 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.

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Further Info:
366 Physics MC 7300
Department of Physics, UC Berkeley