University of California, Berkeley, Physics Frontier Center N3AS (Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries)

Position ID:UCBerkeley-Physics Frontier Center N3AS (Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries)-PD3 [#22619]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellows: N3AS (NSF Physics Frontier Center)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Nuclear astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/02, listed until 2023/03/02)
Position Description:    

The NSF Physics Frontiers Center Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) intends to make three postdoctoral Fellow appointments for positions starting in fall 2023.

N3AS is a multi-institutional collaboration linking thirteen partners: UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, U. Kentucky, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U. Minnesota, U. of New Hampshire, North Carolina State U., Northwestern U., Notre Dame U., Ohio U., Pennsylvania State U., U. Washington, and U. Wisconsin. N3AS research focuses on theoretical issues in multi-messenger astrophysics, including studies of dark matter, dense matter, neutrino physics, and nucleosynthesis that impact gravitational waves and their interpretation, neutron stars and their mergers, and supernovae. N3AS interests also include fundamental symmetries and weak interactions. N3AS provides a unique multi-disciplinary environment for postdoctoral Fellows to address fundamental questions in astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and particle physics. All N3AS appointments are made through UC Berkeley. N3AS postdocs spend their first two years at one of the N3AS institutions. This year the available host institutions are Kentucky, Notre Dame, and Ohio University. At the start of year three, contingent on satisfactory progress, N3AS Fellows can continue their appointments at a second Network institution of their choice. Fellows receive a salary of $74K, a generous travel allowance to enable travel to other N3AS institutions and collaboration with other N3AS members, and a relocation allowance. More details on N3AS can be found at

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. (on or after September 2020) in theoretical physics or astrophysics and the ability to work productively within a diverse and collaborative research environment, producing and publishing original research, and presenting that research effectively in seminars and scientific meetings. Requested application materials: Please submit a CV, a publication list, a statement of research interest, and three letters of reference. Materials should be submitted online at AJO.

The N3AS Fellows selection committee includes all N3AS PIs. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before November 30, 2022 to ensure full consideration. As early reviews of applications will begin November 16, any candidate who can apply by this earlier date is encouraged to do so. For further inquiries, please contact one of the members of the search committee, at the email addresses below.

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.

Contacts: • Susan Gardner ( • Daniel Phillips ( • Rebecca Surman (

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Further Info:
415 889-9664
Dept Physics, MC7300
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720