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The University of Connecticut Particle and Nuclear Physics Group invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in support of our efforts within the Super BigBite Spectrometer (SBS) Collaboration in Jefferson Lab's Experimental Hall A in Newport News, VA, led by Professor Andrew Puckett. The research is focused on precision studies of nucleon and nuclear structure at large momentum transfers in medium-energy electron-nucleus scattering. The SBS is a collection of apparatus designed for the study of high-momentum transfer (Q2) two-particle coincidence reactions at the highest luminosities that Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) is capable of delivering. The SBS experiments have been on the floor of Hall A since 2021, and two major experiments focused on neutron electromagnetic form factors at large have already been completed, with data analysis well underway. The remaining approved physics program of SBS includes measurements of proton and neutron form factor ratios using the polarization transfer method, scheduled to run in 2024 and 2025, and a measurement of single-spin asymmetries in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering on a transversely polarized Helium-3 target, which is tentatively planned to run in JLab's Hall C in the late 2020s.

The position is available to be filled immediately. Preference will be given to candidates who can start on or before July 12, 2024. For more details and to apply:…


Andrew Puckett
Associate Professor, Physics Department
University of Connecticut
196 Auditorium Road, Unit 3046
Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Office phone: (860) 486-7137