Postdoctoral Researcher Position at CUA

The Nuclear Physics Group at CUA invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Our group focuses in the near and intermediate term on Jefferson Lab 12 GeV and in the long term on the Electron-Ion Collider. Our research program aims to deepen our understanding of pions and kaons - their form factors, structure functions, and masses - and validation of the framework for 3D hadron imaging. As part of our program, we have been exploring opportunities in advanced computing and synergies with material science for developing novel materials for nuclear physics experiments.

The successful candidate will participate in our ongoing research projects, with particular emphasis on leading the analysis of our recently completed PionLT and KaonLT experiments and publishing the results, as well as developing algorithms and simulations to support the prototyping, design, and construction of new particle detectors for the EIC. Duties may also include supervising and coordinating the work of other researchers and personnel, especially graduate and undergraduate students, and developing new ideas for experiments or analysis efforts at Jefferson Lab.

The appointment will be initially for one year and is renewable contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. Applicants should have a PhD in experimental nuclear or particle physics, and experience with data analysis and Geant4 simulations. Experience with Jefferson Lab, EIC, and/or advanced computational methods is a plus. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Contact: Prof. Tanja Horn (
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