Postdoctoral Position in Physics

Argonne National Laboratory

The Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Research Group (LER) of the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory seeks outstanding individuals to fill an open postdoctoral position within the Nuclear Data (ND) group. The scholar will be engaged in a collaborative research program involving scientists from Argonne National Laboratory, Michigan State University and Skidmore College aimed at improving predictions for atomic masses in regions of the nuclear chart where experimental data are not available. The scholar will contribute to ongoing nuclear data activities in the areas of atomic masses and nuclear structure data, and their applications in science and technology. LER performs world-leading research in nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental symmetries, and nuclear data. The Group also manages and operates world-class detector systems as part of the ATLAS accelerator facility, a DOE Office of Nuclear Physics National User Facility for low-energy nuclear physics research. ATLAS provides world-unique rare isotope beams from either the CARIBU (Californium Rare Ion Breeder Upgrade) source or the ATLAS In-Flight Facility. In addition, members of the group are leading experimental programs at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). Information on the activities of the Group and the Division can be found at The appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for up to 3 years depending on funding and performance. Applicants must apply with an updated CV. (3) letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Filip G. Kondev ( Please note that only applications through Argonne website will be considered. Review of applicants will begin August 1, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. Position Requirements Candidates considered for the position must have: Recently received or near completion of their Ph.D. in nuclear physics or related discipline within the last 3 years. A strong background in the field of Experimental or Theoretical Nuclear Physics. Experience at conceiving and executing research projects in the areas of experimental or theoretical nuclear physics, including data analysis and physics interpretation, and publishing of the results in scientific journals. Knowledge of computer languages such as Python, Java or C++ and good programing skills. Ability to model Argonne’s core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork. While all applicants who fulfills the above criteria will be considered for this position, a preference may be given to candidates with experience in experimental or theoretical studies of atomic masses. 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