GSU Nuclear Physics Post-Doc Opportunity

Submitted by alicesec on Mon, 10/04/2021 - 11:01

GSU Nuclear Physics Post-Doc Opportunity

The Experimental Nuclear Physics Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics. GSU is active in the PHENIX, sPHENIX, and EIC collaborations. GSU has been a leader in the research and development as well as construction of the sPHENIX hadronic calorimeters. Specifically, GSU led the effort to test and characterize all scintillator tiles that are being installed in the sPHENIX hadronic calorimeter system. We are now transitioning toward data analysis with sPHENIX, which is scheduled to begin data collection in early 2023.

 As the sPHENIX collaboration prepares for data taking, the successful candidate will have a leading role in calibrating and preparing the hadronic calorimeters for operation utilizing both GEANT4 simulations and cosmic ray data. The candidate will then be poised to analyze early data collected by sPHENIX. The candidate should have a recent Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics before starting this position. An agreeable start date for this position will be determined with the successful candidate.

 Applicants should submit a CV and a brief description of research experience and interests as well as arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. Megan Connors ( Completed applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. 

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Dr. Christine Nattrass
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Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Director
Completed Tier 2 Safe Zone training
Physics Department
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Office:  SERF 609
Office Hours:  by appointment
1408 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
phone number at UTK: (865) 974-6211