Duke University, Physics

Position ID:Duke-Physics-PDGAO [#14644]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medium Energy Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / +
Appl Deadline:2020/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/16, finished 2020/09/01, listed until 2020/03/16)
Position Description:    

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The Medium Energy Physics Group at Duke University and the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The group has research interests which include studies of nucleon structure at Jefferson Lab, and at the High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS) facility at the Duke University Free Electron Laser Laboratory, e.g. precise measurements of the proton and the deuteron charge radii in Hall B at Jefferson Lab; the transverse-momentum-dependent parton distribution functions (TMD) studies employing polarized 3He and NH3 targets, and the proposed Solenoidal Large Intensity Device (SoLID) detector in Hall A with a 12-GeV CEBAF at Jefferson Lab; the Compton scattering experiments at HIGS to extract the nucleon polarizabilities; searches of exotic QCD states; a measurement of the neutral eta meson radiative decay width in Hall D at Jefferson Lab. The group is also interested in the Electron-Ion-Collider (EIC) physics. The successful candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the group’s physics programs and to the SoLID detector, especially to the studies of a heavy gas Cherenkov detector for hadron particle identification.

We are looking for candidates who can make creative and important contributions to our program. A PhD in experimental nuclear or particle physics or related fields is required. The initial appointment is for one year, which can commence as early as Spring 2020. Based on mutual satisfaction and continued funding, the possibility for extension exists for two additional years. Applicants should submit a vitae and brief statement of research interests, and should have three letters of recommendation submitted to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14644. The application site is open until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Prof. Haiyan Gao at gao@phy.duke.edu.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
Duke University
Physics Department
Box 90305
Durham, NC 27708

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