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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Physics and Applied Physics

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physics and Applied Physics
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Nuclear Physics group at the University of Massachusetts Lowell has an immediate Post- Doctoral opening to help exploit new opportunities in experimental research both at major national user facilities and at our Radiation Laboratory. The current research in the group is in fundamental nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics, and in detector R&D and applied nuclear science using emerging scintillators and segmented Ge detectors. The Radiation Laboratory on campus has a 1-MW research reactor and a 5.5-MV CN Van de Graaff accelerator. The university is situated in the historic city of Lowell, on the Merrimack river, a half-hour northwest of Boston.

We are looking for recent Ph.D. graduates who want to take challenging roles in our existing programs, but who will also be encouraged to pursue their own research interests. 

The successful candidates will be integral members of the group, the faculty of which include Professors Partha Chowdhury, Andrew Rogers and Peter Bender. They will be expected to help mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

The appointments will be for two years contingent on continued external funding.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics or a closely related field is required

Additional Considerations:

  • Experience with state-of-the- art nuclear detectors and techniques, as well as multi-parameter digital data acquisition and analysis of accelerator-based experiments, is desirable

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.   

This position is contingent upon funding.  The initial appointment will be for two years with a possibility of renewal based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

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