Heavy Element Postdoctoral Fellow
Company: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Posted on: October 17, 2020
Berkeley Lab s Nuclear Science Division (NS) has an opening for
a Heavy Elements Postdoctoral Fellow to join their Heavy Element
Nuclear and Radiochemistry Group.
In this role, you will conduct research exploring the chemical
properties of the heaviest elements. Working on a unique
interdisciplinary project, you will perform gas-phase chemistry on
isotopes of heavy elements in one-atom-at-a-time reactions. Atoms
of heavy elements will be produced in nuclear reactions and
measurements will be performed utilizing the BGS and FIONA
experimental setups at the 88-inch cyclotron.
What You Will Do:
Perform measurements of gas-phase heavy element chemistry reactions
utilizing the BGS and FIONA setup at the 88-inch cyclotron
Develop data analysis tools and algorithms.
Perform analysis of experimental data from heavy element
Work with different detector types such as silicon and germanium
Work with vacuum systems.
Participate in all BGS and FIONA heavy element experiments at the
What Is Required:
Recent Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or a
related discipline within the last 5 years.
Demonstrated experience with chemical reactions/heavy element
chemistry and/or decay spectroscopy.
Demonstrated skills in computer programming for data acquisition
and data analysis.
Demonstrated ability to perform research individually and as part
of a research group.
Relevant publication record and demonstration of proficient written
and oral presentation of scientific results.
Requested Application Materials:
Statement of research experience and interests (1 - 2 pages).
Reference Letters - Arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to
Dr. Jennifer Pore at JPore@lbl.gov.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however
for full consideration, please apply by close of business on
November 13, 2020.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid),
1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal
based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of
funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4
years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral
positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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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