San Diego State University, Physics

Position ID:San Diego State University-Physics-POSTDOC [#23180]
Position Title: Postdoc in nuclear theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:San Diego, California 92182-1233, United States
Subject Area: Nuclear Theory
Appl Deadline:2023/04/06 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/06)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics at San Diego State University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to pursue innovative research on scattering and reaction theory in a shell model framework, in collaboration with the Nuclear Data and Theory group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

In this role you will:

·      Conduct innovative research on the unification of nuclear structure and reactions.

·      Combine formalism and code development.

·      Design and run calculations on local workstations as well as on high performance supercomputers. 

·      Present research results at scientific conferences and meetings and in peer reviewed publications.

·      Perform other duties as assigned.


·      Ph.D in theoretical physics or related field.

·      Experience in microscopic methods applied to nuclear structure, such as the nuclear shell model, and/or nuclear reactions and scattering.

·      Experience developing computer software for physics problems.

·      Familiarity with C++, C, Fortran, or equivalent computer programming languages and with MPI and OpenMP programming.

·      Ability to perform independent research and find innovative solutions to scientific and technical problems.

·      Proficient verbal and written communications skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports and publications and to deliver scientific presentations.

·      Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

·      Documented publication record in peer-reviewed literature with experience presenting research results to a large audience.

For more information, please contact Ken Nollett, or Calvin Johnson,  The position is currently open, and a start date can be negotiated. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


  • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the California State University for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment.   Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status.  Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
1 698 865-7577
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1233 USA