Senior Detector Physicist at Varex Imaging

27 June 2017

The Detector Physicist will support the design and development of new Amorphous Silicon and CMOS x-ray detectors for diagnostic, therapeutic and industrial imaging applications. Responsibilities also include the support of all yield, performance and process improvements for x-ray detectors manufactured or assembled by Varex Imaging. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Engineering in the Santa Clara, California office. More info at

LANL Postdoc Vacancy: Neutron/Gamma Imaging Postdoc Research Associate

27 June 2017

The Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory invites outstanding applicants for postdoctoral positions in the Advanced Imaging team of the Neutron Science and Technology group (P-23). The advanced imaging team studies a wide range of physics in support of national security, requiring the continuous advancement, development and application of new imaging techniques. As a member of the team, this scientist will be responsible for analyzing experimental data, maintain existing code and develop new computational tools for image analysis and simulation of the image formation techniques. The successful candidate will have an understanding of image processing techniques (specifically ill-posed problems), particle interactions with materials, an ability to perform calculations and simulations of these processes and use measurements to answer scientific questions for a wide range of investigations. These measurements will support a wide range of projects, including proton radiography at LANSCE, existing and future flash x‐ray radiography at the NNSS, neutron imaging at NIF, Omega and NNSS, electron radiography at SLAC as well as contributing to the development of novel measurement techniques for the future MaRIE facility at LANL. The candidate will be responsible for presenting results at international conferences and writing papers for peer‐reviewed publications. As the candidate will represent the advanced imaging team and its work at international meetings and conferences, the candidate must have strong presentation skills, participate in professional societies, develop and maintain strong collaborations with colleagues at relevant universities, national laboratories and in industry. More details can be found at

PhD Position at Institute for Nuclear Physics, Technical University Darmstadt

15 June 2017

We have an opening for a doctoral student position within the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1245 of the DFG at the Institut für Kernphysik of the Technische Universität Darmstadt (payment 2/3 of salary scale E13).

The goal of SFB 1245 is a systematic understanding of nuclei across the nuclear chart from effective field theories of the strong interaction that are tested with key experiments at the superconducting Darmstadt electron linear accelerator (S-DALINAC) and other world-leading accelerator centers.

The PhD project focuses on the quenching phenomenon of the spin-isospin strength in nuclei common to electromagnetic and weak processes. Transverse electron scattering form factors will be measured with the unique 180° system at the S-DALINAC. The successful applicant is expected to complete the commissioning of the upgraded 180° system and investigate magnetic excitations in light and medium-mass nuclei.

The doctoral research is embedded in an integrated graduate program with a wide range of opportunities for training and development of personal skills. Applicants are invited to submit a CV, copies of transcripts and certificates, two recommendation letters, and a letter of motivation electronically to

Further information can be found online at For questions please contact the project leaders Professor Dr. Peter von Neumann-Cosel ( ) Professor Dr. Joachim Enders ( )

Research Fellow in Experimental Nuclear Physics at the University of Surrey

13 June 2017

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:

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).

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Nuclear Astrophysics at University of Edinburgh

07 June 2017

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Stellar Modelling for Nuclear Astrophysics University of Edinburgh

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position funded by the ERC Starting Grant project DoRES which addresses nuclear reactions of importance for the creation of elements in stars. The successful candidate will perform numerical simulations of nucleosynthesis processes in stars and stellar explosions. In particular, the work will focus on the origin of the heavy elements, for example in massive stars and core collapse supernovae.

The successful applicant will have or will be about to obtain a PhD in computational astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, or a related discipline. Prior experience in using and developing nucleosynthesis and stellar evolution codes is essential. The candidate would be expected to interact closely with the experimental nuclear astrophysics research programme, with the aim of exploring the astrophysical impact of experimental results and to identify key goals for future work.

The position is available from September 2017 for 3 years, with a possible extension until 31 May 2021, when the ERC funding period ends.

Your application should include a motivation letter, a CV, and details of two referees that can be approached. The closing date for applications is 10th July 2017, 17:00 BST.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Claudia Lederer-Woods (

Apply online at using vacancy reference 040104.