Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics

Argonne National Laboratory

United States

The Low Energy Nuclear Physics Group at the Physics Division is now inviting interested applicants to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee position to conduct research in the field of Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics at the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS). The ATLAS accelerator facility is a DOE supported national user facility for low-energy nuclear physics research. The successful candidate will work in the research group of Dr. Melina Avila on measurements of (alpha,n) reactions using the Multi-Sampling Ionization Chamber (MUSIC) detector. In addition, the successful candidate will play an important role in the development of a new Time Projection Chamber (TPC) for alpha-induced experiments at ATLAS and FRIB. The candidate is expected to take a leading role planning future experiments and performing data analysis. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr Melina Avila ( Please note that only applications through Argonne website will be considered. Position Requirements The successful candidate must have: A recent Ph.D. in physics or a discipline related to low energy nuclear physics. Experience at conceiving and executing experimental research projects and reporting the results. Strong research background in at least one of the following areas: nuclear astrophysics, nuclear reactions, detector development, digital data acquisition, active targets or TPCs. Experience with computer programming and data analysis. Ability to model Argonne’s core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork. Information on the activities of the Low Energy Group and the Division can be found at https://www.

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