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)-N3AS [#25784]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Theory), N3AS
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Nuclear astrophysics / Physics
Physics / Astroparticle Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/19, listed until 2024/03/19)
Position Description:    

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N3AS Physics Frontier Center Fellows

The NSF Physics Frontier Center Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) intends to make three postdoctoral Fellow appointments for positions starting in fall 2024.

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. Topics include dark matter, dense matter, neutrino physics, nucleosynthesis, neutron stars and their mergers, supernovae, and associated gravitational wave physics. 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 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., U. Washington, and U. Wisconsin. 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 $76K, a generous 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 2021) in theoretical physics or astrophysics and the ability to work productively within a diverse and collaborative research environment, producing and publishing original research, and defending 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 faculty. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before December 1, 2023, to ensure full consideration. As early reviews of applications will begin November 18, 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: • George Fuller ( • Susan Gardner ( • Dan Kasen (

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Department of Physics
University of California, Berkeley
431 Old LeConte Hall MC 7300
Berkeley, CA 94720-7300