Physics Department, Nuclear and Nuclear Astro Group, University of California, Berkeley

Position ID:UCBerkeleyLBNL-Physics Department, Nuclear and Nuclear Astro Group-PDS [#8307]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Theoretical Nuclear Physics & Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Particle Astrophysics, Astrophysics Theory, Nuclear & Particle Theory, Lattice QCD, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Astroparticle Physics
Astrophysics / Theoretical Astrophysics
Nuclear Physics / Lattice QCD, Nuclear & Particle Theory, Nuclear and Particle Theory, Dark Matter
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2016/12/15 finished (posted 2016/10/14, listed until 2016/12/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Two postdoctoral positions in Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, are expected to be available for fall 2017. The positions are for two years, with possible extension for a third, depending on funding and satisfactory progress.

Areas of particular interest include fundamental symmetries, neutrino physics and astrophysics, nucleosynthesis, the phenomenology of dark matter, and many-body physics including effective theory and computational methods. The Berkeley nuclear theory effort is linked to several national collaborations including the DOE Topical Collaboration on Fundamental Symmetries and Double Beta Decay, the DOE SciDAC effort CalLat on lattice QCD and its connections to nonrelativistic effective theory, the new NSF Network on Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS), and the DOE computational project Exascale Models of Stellar Explosions.

The campus group is part of a larger Berkeley/LBNL nuclear theory group that includes senior researchers Wick Haxton, Dan Kasen, Volker Koch, Jorgen Randrup, Xin-Nian Wang, Andre Walker-Loud, and Feng Yuan.

The research environment is a vibrant one with strong and diverse postdoctoral and visitor programs, related experimental efforts, and exceptional computing resources including the NERSC supercomputing facility and supporting computer science. Additional research of the group includes QCD matter at high temperatures and densities, QCD hard processes in nuclear collisions and jet propagation, and transport descriptions at both the partonic and hadronic levels.

Successful candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in theoretical physics or astronomy and the ability to work productively within Berkeley's diverse research environment, including the production and publication of original research and the effective presentation of research results in seminars and at scientific meetings.

Requested application materials: Please submit your CV, a publication list, a statement of research interest, and arrange for three letters of reference. Materials should be submitted online at AJO.

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before the deadline of December 15, 2016.

For further inquiries please contact Wick Haxton (haxton [at] berkeley [dot] edu).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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

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