Contact:  dur566[AT]psu.eduLocation:  Multiple sites, USA
The newly established National Science Foundation (NSF) Physics Frontiers Center (PFC) – Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) – intends to make several postdoctoral fellow appointments for positions starting in fall 2021.
N3AS is a multi-institutional collaboration linking thirteen institutions: U. California Berkeley, U. California San Diego, U. Kentucky, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U. Minnesota, U. of New Hampshire, North Carolina State U., Northwestern U., Notre Dame U., Ohio U., Pennsylvania State U., U. Washington, and U. Wisconsin. N3AS research focuses on theoretical issues in neutrino and nuclear astrophysics, dense matter, gravitational wave data analysis, modeling neutron stars, neutron star mergers, and supernovae, nucleosynthesis, and dark matter. It provides a unique multi-disciplinary environment for postdoctoral fellows to advance and address fundamental questions in astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and particle physics. N3AS also has connections to other initiatives in nuclear and particle physics and astrophysics, including topical collaborations and major computation programs funded by the DOE under its SciDAC and the Exascale Challenge initiatives, and partnerships with international astrophysics efforts supported by RIKEN and CNRS. Successful applicants will spend the first two years at one of the thirteen N3AS institutions of their choice. The third-year appointment, contingent on satisfactory progress, will provide N3AS fellows the opportunity to move to another institution within the network. All N3AS appointments are made through UC Berkeley. The three-year appointment has an initial salary of $68K, a generous travel allowance to enable the Fellow to more easily collaborate among the participating institutions, and a modest relocation allowance. More details on N3AS can be found at https://n3as.berkeley.edu
Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. (on or after September 2018) in theoretical physics or astrophysics and the ability to work productively within a diverse and collaborative research environment, producing and publishing original research, and defending that research effectively in seminars and scientific meetings. Requested application materials: Please submit a CV, a publication list, a statement of research interest, and three letters of reference. Materials should be submitted online at Academic Jobs Online. The N3AS postdoctoral selection committee includes all N3AS PIs. The review of applications begins in early December. Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications before November 30, 2020, to ensure full consideration. For further inquiries, please contact the chairs of the N3AS Fellows Appointment and Mentoring Committee, Gail McLaughlin (gcmclaugh[AT]ncsu.edu), and Sanjay Reddy (sareddy[AT]uw.edu), or the N3AS PI Wick Haxton (haxton[AT]berkeley.edu).
Fellow benefits packages will be continuous over the three-year appointments, provided through UC Berkeley. UC Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
Gail McLaughlin (gcmclaugh[AT]ncsu.edu)
Sanjay Reddy (sareddy[AT]uw.edu)
Wick Haxton (haxton[AT]berkeley.edu)