Post-doctoral position at IJCLab Orsay

A two-years postdoctoral position will be available, starting from September 1st 2023, at the Laboratoire Irène-Joliot Curie (IJCLab) in Orsay, France. The hosting group in strongly involved in the electron-scattering experiments carried out at Jefferson Lab (JLab, USA) in the Halls A, B, and C, as well as in the preparation for the future Electron-Ion Collider. The main interest of our researches is the study of the multi-dimensional partonic structure of the nucleon, focusing in particular on the measurement of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) via exclusive reactions.

The selected candidate will work on the analysis of the data currently being taken with the CLAS12 detector and a longitudinally polarized target, with the goal of extracting target-spin asymmetries for deeply virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) on the neutron. She/he will also have the possibility to work on other datasets, reactions, and observables which may be relevant for the study of GPDs, such as the cross sections for neutron-DVCS on unpolarized-target CLAS12 data. The participation in the feasibility studies and in the preparation for the future CLAS12 experiment of DVCS with a transversely polarized proton target is also expected.

The work will be mainly based in IJCLab, with the possibility of frequent trips to JLab to take part in data taking and meetings.

A Doctoral Degree in Physics with specialization in experimental nuclear or particle physics, or related area, is required. A demonstrated experience in data analysis and good software skills are highly desirable.

Contact Silvia Niccolai ( for furthe information and to apply for the position.