Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory for Nuclear Science

Massachusetts, United States
12 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS), to conduct research with the OLIVIA (Optical LIthium V-mInus-A) experiment, a TPC-based measurement of Lithium-8 beta decay. OLIVIA is a first high-precession low-energy standard-model test using a TPC-based experimental system to measure kinematical correlations in nuclear beta decay. Will be expected to lead all aspects of the project, including supervision of undergraduate and graduate students involved in the experiment, simulation studies, execution of the measurement at the MIT campus, and subsequent data analysis.

Will also be encouraged to participate in other parts of the existing research program on studies of short-range correlations in nuclei, the EMC effect and neutrino-nucleus interactions.  

Additional information  is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a recent Ph.D. in nuclear, particle, AMO, or related fields of physics. Job #15675

In addition to applying online via the MIT website with a cover letter and CV, interested applicants are asked to also submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of research interests (1-2 pages) to Professor Or Hen at Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above email address. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Exact start date is flexible and will be discussed with individual candidates.  

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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