Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Theory Center

Fellowship ID:Jlab-THECTR-ISGUR24 [#26140, 13264]
Fellowship Title: 2024 JSA/JLab Nathan Isgur Fellowship in Nuclear Theory
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Newport News, Virginia 23606, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Nuclear Theory
Lattice Field Theory
Nuclear Physics
Numerical Modeling
Quantum Computing
Appl Deadline:2023/11/05 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/10/09, finished 2024/02/28, listed until 2024/04/09)

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) and Jefferson Lab (JLab) invite applications for the 2024 JSA/JLab Nathan Isgur Fellowship in Nuclear Theory, which was established in honor of the late Nathan Isgur who served as the Lab’s Chief Scientist from 1990 to 2001. The Fellowship award will be for three years with a possible extension of two more years. The JSA Initiatives Fund will provide additional support annually up to $10,000 for travel and research support. 

The Nathan Isgur Fellowship aims to attract new talent to Jefferson Lab that can significantly enhance the Lab's capabilities in theoretical nuclear physics. The Theory Center at JLab has a very active research program in QCD and its applications in hadronic and nuclear physics, including while not limited to,
  1. Studies of strong coupling QCD on the lattice computing the spectrum, decays, transition form factors and multidimensional structure of hadrons;
  2. Applications of effective field theories to nuclear and hadronic properties;
  3. Calculations of nuclear properties and their electroweak interactions;
  4. Applications of scattering theory methods to the phenomenology of multi-hadron final states relevant for the spectroscopy program at JLab 12 GeV and worldwide;
  5. Applications of QCD factorization to observables sensitive to single and multiple dimensional hadron structures and their extraction from experimental data and first-principals lattice computation using QCD global analyses;
  6. Extensions of all such studies for a future Electron-Ion Collider; and
  7. Machine learning / A.I. and quantum computing for nuclear physics. 
The Fellow is expected to lead and carry out a strong research program. A Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear or high energy physics and a strong publication record is required. More information about JLab and its Theory Center can be found at Applicants must upload (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) three letters of recommendations, (4) a statement of research interests, and (5) a publication list through the Academic Jobs Online post at this AcademicJobOnline ( The applicant must also apply to Jefferson Lab's online application tracking system at (Job #13264). The deadline for applications is November 5th, 2023

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Theory Group
CEBAF Center, Suite 1
12000 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23606