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Postdoctoral Researcher

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Physics
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Virginia Tech group on applied neutrino science is seeking applicants for one post-doctoral research position in nuclear non-proliferation broadly defined, with a focus on novel applications of neutrinos in this area. A Ph.D. in physics, nuclear engineering or related disciplines by the start date is required, and a demonstrated ability to carry out independent research is expected.

This position is available starting Fall 2019 and is renewable for up to three years duration in total, depending on performance. The position is part of a consortium for Monitoring, Technology and Verification (MTV) funded by the U.S. DOE National Nuclear Security Administration. The MTV comprises 14 universities and and 12 national laboratories and the successful candidate will have the opportunity for extended research stays at participating institutions.

The applied neutrino science group is led by Dr. Patrick Huber and hosted within the Center for Neutrino Physics that consists of more than a dozen faculty in both theory and experiment. The primary duties of the position will consist of research in applied science directed towards enhancing non-proliferation capabilities, writing peer-reviewed publications and presenting research results to a wider research community both regionally and internationally.

Required Qualifications

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in particle or nuclear physics, nuclear engineering or closely related disciplines.

The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of neutrino physics.

Ability to work under limited supervision.

Experience working in teams of varied backgrounds.


Review Date

December 1, 2019

Additional Information

Qualified applicants must electronically submit an online application, resume/curriculum vitae, and optional cover letter to In addition, arrange to have 3 professional letters of recommendation sent to Lorrie Mitchell at ( Apply to posting #X. Applicant screening will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Jacqueline Woodyard, Physics Department, (540)231-7566, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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