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The Nuclear Science Division (NSD) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites applications for a Career-Track/Career Staff Scientist position from outstanding scientists to conduct original nuclear data evaluation and complementary experimental research, with emphasis on the quasi-continuum properties of nuclei at the 88-Inch cyclotron and world-class low-energy nuclear science research facilities The appointment level will depend on qualifications and experience. This position will be hired at a level commensurate with business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

 

The successful candidate will join the Nuclear Data Group and will have significant responsibilities in all aspects of the group’s activities, playing a leadership role in executing the evaluation and experimental program and helping develop new directions for the group. They will be heavily involved in the training of students and post-docs.

 

Nuclear Data is an important part of the LBNL Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Program (LENP), providing a tool for understanding fundamental nuclear physics and the origin of the elements in the astrophysical setting.  It is also essential to a host of applications including the development of clean, carbon free nuclear energy, the production of radiopharmaceuticals for the treatment of illness and the interpretation of data for nuclear nonproliferation. The LENP program also includes major ongoing activities to investigate the structure of nuclei far from beta stability and to carry out nuclear data evaluation and measurements for basic and the applied nuclear science communities. We develop, construct, and utilize advanced instrumentation for this work including the gamma-ray tracking arrays GRETINA and GRETA, and the heavy element mass separators BGS and FIONA. Research is carried out locally at the 88-Inch Cyclotron (LBNL’s high-intensity stable-beam accelerator), at the Argonne ATLAS/CARIBU facility, and at the rare-isotope beam facilities FRIB at Michigan State University, the Rare Isotope Beam Factory (RIBF) at RIKEN, and the ISAC Facility at TRIUMF.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop a new modality for the evaluation of quasi-continuum nuclear structure (e.g., nuclear level density and radiative strength) in support of the US Nuclear Data Program;
  • Lead a complementary experimental nuclear physics program to address outstanding nuclear data needs that incorporates students and early career researchers with specific focus on quasi-continuum properties, nuclear level densities and radiative strength;
  • Independently solve complex problems using ingenuity, creativity, and advanced scientific principles;
  • Publish papers, reports, and act as Principal Investigator on new proposals and projects.
  • Provide supervision for more junior colleagues including post-docs and graduate students.
  • Make oral presentations of original work to Division and Lab Management as well as the broader scientific community.
  • Contribute to other Division/Lab activities related to nuclear science and nuclear data evaluation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Several years of relevant research and or professional experience (combined) beyond the customary highest degree (PhD) appropriate in nuclear physics or related field. Career-Track is generally considered up to 5yrs relevant research and/or professional experience (combined); and Career requires 5 plus years of experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a research environment and lead a nuclear science research program.
  • Extensive knowledge of nuclear science, especially in the area of low-energy nuclear physics (structure and reactions).
  • Familiarity with nuclear data evaluation and quasi-continuum nuclear structure as demonstrated by publication in high-profile peer-reviewed publications and service on international advisory panels.
  • Skilled at analysis of data from a wide variety of nuclear physics experiments.
  • Demonstrated productivity in terms of peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations.
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff within the Division, Laboratory and at other laboratories; including Scientists and Engineers.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Requested Application Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Statement of research experience and interests.
  • Names and contact information for at least five individuals who can write letters of reference, with at least one from outside the USA.
  • For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Rod Clark at rmclark@lbl.gov.

For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by April 1, 2022, but the posting will remain open until filled.

Notes:

  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career-track/Career appointment.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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