Research Fellow in Experimental Nuclear Physics at the University of Surrey
Department of Physics
Location:            Guildford
Salary:                 £30,175 to £38,183 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:          Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 13 June 2017
Closing Date:     Sunday 16 July 2017
Interview Date:  Friday 04 August 2017
Reference:         044817
Apply at: link
An STFC-funded experimental nuclear physics postdoctoral research position is available at the University of Surrey. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the experimental nuclear physics group and will be involved in the activities aimed to study the structure of heavy neutron-rich nuclei. These activities include exploring radioactive beam facilities such as ISOLDE, RIKEN, GSI.
You will join an established group studying isomeric and beta-unstable nuclei at the limits of experimental accessibility, using gamma-ray, charged-particle and storage-ring techniques. Candidates should have a proven track record of research contributions in experimental nuclear physics. Experience in gamma-ray spectroscopic techniques is essential.
The successful candidate will work within the Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Physics, where research includes fundamental theoretical and experimental nuclear physics, radiation physics and applications. For further information about the Centre please see
Informal enquiries about this vacancy can be made to Professor Zsolt Podolyák ( or Professor Paddy Regan (
This position is available for a period of 12 months from September 2017.
Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£30,175) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£31,076).

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PhD Position at Institute for Nuclear Physics, Techinical University Darmstadt

Please see the following PDF for more information.


Permanent Position as Research Scientist Nuclear Physics, UK National Laboratory

  A vacancy for a permanent position as RESEARCH SCIENTIST NUCLEAR PHYSICS has opened up at the UK National Physical Laboratory to work predominantly in the neutron metrology and measurement section, which would be suitable for PhD level nuclear physicists:


Please see below at:  and the link for Research Scientist Nuclear Physics

For any initial informal questions on this role, feel free to contact Prof. Paddy Regan, U.Surrey and NPL

( or Dr. Steven Judge (NPL Group Leader, )


  Best regards

       Paddy Regan



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Job Title:

Research Scientist Nuclear Physics











Closing date:

21st May 2017


Job Description


The UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application. One of the top three National Measurement Institutes (NMIs) in the world, we now have a regional presence and strategic relationships with Surrey and Strathclyde Universities. Our expertise and original research have benefited UK citizens and the UK economy for over a century.

The role

NPL has a vacancy for a research scientist to work in the neutron metrology section. The work will involve working on a wide variety of projects with partners from industry and academia, including the measurement of nuclear data for applications in the nuclear industry, and supporting instrument development and characterisation. In addition, NPL is aiming to invest in a new particle accelerator and the job holder would be involved in helping to build the business case and draw up the technical specifications. 

The job holder would be working closely with the NPL / Surrey University Professor of Nuclear Metrology. Contributions to scientific journals and conferences are encouraged.

A degree in physics and a PhD in experimental nuclear physics or accelerator science are essential. Post-doctoral research experience would be useful.

The Requirements

• PhD/EngD in experimental nuclear physics or related field. 

Desirable to have experience in several of the following:
• Excellent problem-solver, with record of achievement in a R&D environment. 
• Knowledge and understanding of ionizing radiation detection.
• Experimental experience of ionizing radiation measurement and data analysis
• Track record of conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. 
• Skilled in developing software for instrumentation control and data analysis. 
• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary project team, and as collaborator to academic & industrial partners.

About us
Based in a unique, purpose-built research environment, we are located in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park, south-west London with a host of onsite facilities. These include a subsidised crèche, restaurant, free parking and our own sports and social club.
NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities.

If you have any further questions please contact Thalia on 02089438760

Based in a unique, purpose-built research environment, we are located in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park, south-west London with a host of onsite facilities. These include a subsidised crèche, restaurant, free parking and our own sports and social club. 

NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities. NPL Management Limited is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter.

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Prof. P.H.Regan FInsP CPhys

NPL Professor of Radionuclide Metrology

Department of Physics

University of Surrey

Guildford, GU2 7XH,  UK.

Email: ;

Tel: + 44- 1483 686783

Mob: +44 – (0)7906 029 608

Skype: phs1pr


Open University Researcher Position

Dear Colleagues,

The Nuclear Spectroscopy group at the Accelerator Laboratory of the Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä is seeking to fill a position as University Researcher, starting 1st September 2017. Details of the application procedure can be found in the attached file, and the online application form can be found at the following link:

The deadline for applications is 31st May 2017. We apologise if you receive this message more than once.

Paul Greenlees

For more information see the attached PDF form here.


Postdoc Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics (GANIL)

Please see the following PDF for more information


Postdoc Position in Experimental Low-Energy Nuclear Physics at the University of Oslo

The experimental low-energy nuclear physics group at the Department of
Physics at the University of Oslo is inviting applications for a two-year
postdoctoral appointment. The position is funded by the Research Council of
Norway as part of the project "Nuclear Shapes and Resonances". The
successful candidate is expected to support the on-going research effort by
taking a leading role in lifetime measurements for short-lived excited
states in very neutron-rich fission fragments using Doppler-shift
techniques. More details about the project, requirements, benefits, and the
application procedure can be found on the following website:

Candidates are welcome to contact Andreas Görgen
( for more information.


Call for Post Doctoral Fellow at IRCNPC and IRCBBC 

International Research Center for Nuclei and Particles in Cosmos (IRCNPC)
International Research Center for Big Bang Cosmology and Element Genesis (IRCBBC)

 IRCNPC and IRCBBC of Beihang University at Beijing is asking for  applications for Post Doctoral Fellows.  The term is for two years and  the salary per year is 300,000 RMB (~US$43,400, ~40,700 Euro, or  4,980,000 JP Yen).  The dead line for application is May 20, 2017.

 IRCNPC is directed by I. Tanihata and promotes experimental and  theoretical studies of nuclei and hadrons using world wide facility  such as GSI Germany, RCNP Japan, and IMP Lanzhou. Applicants who are  interested in studies of nuclear structure and/or nuclear astrophysics
 are encouraged to apply. Also the research using ultra-cold neutrons  are within the scope.

 IRCBBC is directed by T. Kajino and promotes theoretical studies on  Big Bang cosmology and element genesis.  We seek for a few  postdoctoral research associates in the field of theoretical nuclear
 astrophysics and cosmology who are interested in explosive  nucleosynthesis and neutrino physics of the early Universe and  supernovae.

 These two research centers promote international and interdisciplinary  collaboration by bringing together experimental nuclear physicists,  astronomers, cosmochemists, cosmic ray physicists and so on as well as  theoretical astrophysicists to Beihang University.

 The condition for applications are;

      1. An applicant has to be 35 years old or younger on June 30,
      2. An applicant has to be a graduate of the renowned university.
      3. An applicant has PhD.
      4. The term of the contract is for two years and he/she has to
         stay in Beihang more than 20 month in this period.
      5. An applicant has to be fluent in Chinese or in English.

The following documents have to be submitted for application. An applicant may apply for the position before obtaining all the  necessary documents but all documents have to be ready by May 20,  2017.

      1. Application form (the form will be supplied later).
      2. A copy of your ID or passport.
      3. A copy of the PhD certificate.
      4. CV.
      5. List of research achievements.
      6. Two letters of recommendation.

 Please contact either director if you are interested in the fellowship program.

Please send your statement of interest and documents 4 and 5 by April 30, 2017.  Any questions related to the fellowship are also welcome at anytime.

Los Alamos

The Los Alamos National Laboratory accelerator "LANSCE" is presently seeking a Postdoctoral researcher position in the field of ion sources and injectors. The advertisement can be found in the attachment below.

Job Number: “IRC52093”

Link: Click Here

nEXO Postdoc position in Ba tagging at Colorado State

I have a position available now for a postdoc to work on the Ba tagging in SXe project in my lab.  I would appreciate your help identifying good candidates for this position both within the nEXO Collaboration and in other Collaborations in which you are participating.  The physics of this work spans a number of experimental disciplines, so potential candidates might have a range of experimental skills that would be very beneficial to this project.

The website for information and application is:

Interested applicants can contact me at the numbers below.  The deadline for full consideration is Feb. 13.

Thank you very much for help in finding a good scientist for this work.

Bill Fairbank


Post Doc Position at UWS in EXperimental low-energy physics

The low-energy nuclear structure group at the University of the West of Scotland has a job opening for a 12 months Post Doc position.
A description of the position and expected qualities of the applicant can be found under:
Click here for the link

The application should be submitted through the link above.
Best regards

Post Doc Fellowship Positions with LHC Accelerator Research Program

These positions are offered by the LHC Accelerator Research Program
(LARP) in support of the High Luminosity LHC project. The present focus
is on prototyping and performance demonstrations of major US hardware
contributions, in particular superconducting magnets and crab cavities
required for the new interaction regions. Beam physics calculations and
advanced instrumentationare also part of the above mentioned

Fellows will be hosted by one of the U.S. DOE laboratories involved in
the LARP collaboration: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and SLAC
National Accelerator Laboratory.  The choice of resident laboratory for
each Fellow will be negotiated, and will depend on each individual's
chosen and approved research interest. During the course of the
fellowship, there will be opportunities for visits to other
collaborating institutions and CERN as part of the project activities.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017. Applicants should
have received their Ph.D. within the last several years. Ph.D.
candidates who are close to completion of their research project and are
expected to receive their degree by mid-2017 are also welcome to apply.
The term of the Fellowship is two years extendable to three with mutual

Further details on the fellowship are available at

Researcher in Relativistic radioactive ion beams at Lund university

 Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 41 000 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into ten departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1900 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees. 

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.

The Division of Nuclear Physics is active in applied as well as fundamental nuclear physics research. The Division performs long term research in fundamental nuclear physics using radioactive ion beams at ISOLDE at CERN and within the NUSTAR collaboration at GSI/FAIR. The current position is focused on experiments with the calorimeter, CALIFA, that the nuclear reactions group is currently developing for the R3B (Reactions with Relativistic Radioactive Beams) experiment at FAIR.

CALIFA is a multidetector system, comprising about 3000 detector modules of CsI(Tl), for charged particles and gamma rays from reactions with relativistic radioactive ion beams. The detector system is developed within the framework of a working group in the R3B-experiment where the Lund group plays a central role. The project is supported by the Swedish research council as part of the Swedish FAIR membership. We are now looking for a researcher to join the group for the completion and characterization of CALIFA, and for reletated tests and experiments in Lund and at international facilities.

Job assignment
The candidate will have a central role in the group's activity to develop, characterize and use detectors in experiments within the field of fundamental nuclear physics. To propose, plan and carry out experiments and tests with a direction towards future use of CALIFA at FAIR is central to the work. The research and development carried out in the project is done within the framework of an international collaboration. The candidate is expected to participate in the work of the collaboration which will require periodic travel and stays abroad. 

Entry requirements
The candidate must hold a doctoral degree in experimental subatomic physics, preferably involving experiments with relativistic ion beams and detector development for charged particles and gamma rays.

Other requirements:

  • experience with the development, construction, and evaluation of the performance of radiation detectors and from experiments using this kind of detectors.

  • proficiency with mathematical modelling, simulation, and data-analysis techniques.

  • the willingness and ability to spend periods abroad.

  • very good knowledge of spoken and written English.

Basis of assessment

Experience with the development, construction, and evaluation of the performance of radiation detectors is required, as is proficiency with related data acquisition, data analysis, mathematical modelling, and simulation. Willingness and ability to spend periods abroad is required, and very good skills in oral and written English are thus a must. Prior experience with scintillation detectors for charged particles and gamma rays is an asset, as is familiarity with toolkits such as ROOT and GEANT4. Experience from working effectively in a team in a research environment is also an asset. Good presentation skills and the ability to follow timetables and meet deadlines are all highly desirable qualifications. Working knowledge of a European language in addition to English is a merit.

Application procedure

Apply online! Applications must contain a cover letter in which applicants describe themselves and their particular research interests. Applications must also include a CV, a pdf copy of the doctoral thesis, a list of at least three references together with their contact details, and any other documents to which the applicant wishes to refer.


We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Contract type: Full time

First day of employment: 2017-04-01 or according to agreement

Salary: monthly

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

City: Lund

County: Skåne län

Country: Sweden

Reference number: PA2017/176


  • Joakim Cederkäll, professor;, +46 46 222 76 85

  • Ragnhild Möller, HR coordinator,, +46 46 222 94 58

Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,

  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,



Last application date

02.Mar.2017 11:59 PM CET

Postdoc Openings with the ASTRUm projects at GSI

There are currently 4 phD positions available, please see the followings pdf files below for more information.

Opening 1

Opening 2

Opening 3

Opening 4

Postdoc Openings at UNAM (IFUNAM) in experimental HEP

The Physics Institute at UNAM (IFUNAM), Mexico, has an opening for a Postdoc in experimental HEP to participate in ALICE-CERN V0+ detector development. V0+ is an integral part of the new Fast Interaction Trigger (FIT) for the upgrade of ALICE detector to be implemented during the Long Shutdown 2 scheduled for 2019-2020. Interested applicants should submit a CV and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Arturo Menchaca-Rocha