The nuclear physics group at the University of Alabama invites applications for two postdoctoral positions for work on the nEXO project. The group plays a leading role in the areas of radioactivity measurements and background estimation in nEXO. The group operates state of the art trace element analysis labs, covering Neutron Activation Analysis, low background γ-ray spectroscopy, α-counting, radon daughter attachment in Alabama and underground at SURF. The group is intimately involved in the nEXO background estimation effort and operates the project-wide radioactivity and backgrounds database.
We are looking for active self-motivated researchers, interested in neutrino physics, with a background in experimental nuclear or particle physics. Experience in detector operation and development, data analysis (ROOT), Monte Carlo simulations (Geant4), and low background counting would be advantageous. Previous UA postdocs, active in the areas listed above, have grown into leadership positions in nEXO. Applications by entry level and more experienced candidates will be considered. Candidates need to have a PhD. in physics at the time of appointment. PhD. candidates should indicate when they are expecting to fulfill their PhD. requirements. The appointment is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Apply online at http://staffjobs.ua.edu/cw/en-us/job/510184/post-doc-physics-spring-2020-510184. The application should include a cover letter (addressing how you meet the job requirements), a statement of purpose (explaining your scientific goals and how working on nEXO would help you achieve them), and a current C.V. The CV needs to contain the following categories: educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, experience, invited presentations, publications. Please have at least two letters of reference sent directly to: Dr. Andreas Piepke, email@example.com. The cover letter needs to indicate nEXO in the subject line. The positions are expected to start June 1, 2020, an earlier or later start date is negotiable. A fixed contribution to the moving expenses will be paid. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.
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