Seeking: Assistant Research Professor in Experimental Nuclear Physics

Monday, February 11, 2019

Assistant Research Professor in Experimental Nuclear Physics

Department of Physics

Duke University


The Department of Physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications and nominations for a Research Assistant Professor position in the area of experimental nuclear physics. The person filling this position will be a member of a multi-university collaboration that studies nucleon structure using gamma-ray beams.  The data produced by the measurements are interpreted with effective-field-theory calculations.  The responsibilities of this position include leading research and development and operation of cryogenic targets for the low-energy QCD experimental program at the High Intensity Gamma-ray Source (HIGS).   The appointment begins as early as May 1, 2019.  Applicants should have experience in cryogenics at temperatures below 4 K, vacuum systems, particle detectors, data acquisition and analysis.  Candidates with experience working with commercial cryocoolers and dilution refrigerators are preferred.  


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics and work experience in a research area relevant to the duties of this position.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs Online at  Questions regarding the application process and the position should be submitted to npsearch2019 at phy dot duke dot edu. Complete applications, including letters, received by March 15, 2019 will be given full consideration, although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 


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