Nuclear Physics from Multi-Messenger Mergers Collaboration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Position ID:Nuclear Physics from Multi-Messenger Mergers Collaboration-University of Tennessee, Knoxville-NP3M_2022 [#23174]
Position Title: NP3M Postdoctoral Fellows
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Various locations, United States
Subject Areas: Astrophysics
Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup
Position Description:    

NP3M is soliciting applications for several postdoctoral research positions as part of the Nuclear Physics of Multi-Messenger Mergers (NP3M) Focus Research Hub in Theoretical Physics, supported by the National Science Foundation. We seek applicants interested in the nuclear physics of neutron star mergers from (i) nuclear structure theory, (ii) neutrino astrophysics, (iii) astrophysical simulations, and (iv) high-temperature nuclear theory.

NP3M postdocs will have an opportunity to work with any of the NP3M senior/principal investigators: Duncan Brown, Veronica Dexheimer, Joshua Dolence, Joaquin Drut, Francois Foucart, Christopher L. Fryer, Charles Horowitz, William Raphael Hix, Jeremy W. Holt, Davide Lazzati, Witold Nazarewicz, David Radice, Ralf Rapp, Claudia Ratti, Jocelyn Read, Srimoyee Sen, Andrew W. Steiner, Rebecca Surman, Ingo Tews, Ashley Villar. These postdocs will be employees of either the University of Tennessee, Syracuse University, Penn State University, the University of Houston, or Indiana University but may also perform research at any one of the institutions represented by the NP3M senior investigators. See for more information about our collaboration. Applications received by November 1st, 2022 will receive priority consideration. We will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Positions are anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2023. A complete application consists of a CV, a research statement which summarizes recent research achievements and details a future research program, a publication list, a diversity statement (see below), and the contact information for at least three recommendations. Materials should be submitted online at

NP3M postdocs will have the opportunity to work with multiple NP3M investigators. Applicants are encouraged to contact the executive board members listed below and/or NP3M senior investigators on to discuss their proposed research program.

Applications are strongly encouraged to provide a diversity statement. Diversity, equality, and inclusion are important to the NP3M collaboration. Applications should include a 1-2 page diversity statement which includes a description of how applicants have been involved with DEI efforts at their current institution and/or how they envision their involvement as a postdoc in NP3M.

We specifically seek applications from women and from members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education. We are interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members.

Contacts: Duncan Brown (, Chuck Horowitz (, David Radice (, Claudia Ratti (cratti@Central.UH.EDU), or Andrew Steiner (

The U.S. National Science Foundation is committed to expanding the opportunities in STEM to people of all racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and to persons with disabilities. We value diversity and inclusion, demonstrate integrity and excellence in our devotion to public service and prioritize innovation and collaboration in our support of the work of the scientific community and of each other.

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:
1408 Circle Dr.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Knoxville, TN 37996-1200