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Postdoctoral Appointment
Requisition Number: 409298 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: PHY-Physics
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree
Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
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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 group. LER performs world-leading research in nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental symmetries and nuclear data as well as managing and operating world-class detector systems as part of the ATLAS accelerator facility, a DOE supported national user facility for low-energy nuclear physics research. ATLAS has recently been upgraded and provides world-unique rare isotope beams from either the CARIBU (Californium Rare Ion Breeder Upgrade) source or our new in-flight production facility. In addition, members of the group are also planning experimental programs at the Facility for Rare Isotopes (FRIB).


The successful candidates must have: 

  • Recently received or near completion of his/her Ph.D. in nuclear physics or related discipline within the last 3 years
  • Experience at conceiving and executing experimental research projects and reporting the results
  • Strong background in the area of nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, nuclear astrophysics or fundamental symmetries
  • Experience with computer programming and data analysis. 

Additional information on the activities of the Group and the Division can be found at The Argonne Physics Division has programs in low energy and medium energy nuclear physics, nuclear theory, nuclear data, accelerator R&D and operates the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics National User Facility, the Argonne Tandem-Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS). 

The appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for up to 3 years depending on funding and performance. Interested applicants should forward a current CV along with three letters of reference to Dr. Michael P. Carpenter ( Review of applicants will begin February 15, 2021.


As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.

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