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Research Fellow in Nuclear Many-Body Theory

Department of Physics

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £29,837 to £36,661 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Wednesday 17 September 2014
Closing Date:  Friday 05 December 2014
Interview Date:  Thursday 29 January 2015
Reference:  061514

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position starting in 2015 to undertake research in nuclear structure theory with the objective to achieve an understanding of the structure of exotic isotopes and/or infinite matter at the extremes of stability.

It has become clear from studies of recent years that the structure of exotic nuclei can vary substantially with changing proton/neutron asymmetry. These effects are mostly driven by the properties of the nuclear interaction and, in particular, by three-nucleon forces which can drastically change the properties of states and excitations near the Fermi surface. This project will aim at developing and exploiting new ab-initio and mean-field many-body techniques, in order to characterize and explore the evolution of nuclear structure near the driplines, the properties of infinite matter and/or their implications to astrophysics.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D degree in an applied mathematics, physics or computer science and have commitment for research in low-energy nuclear physics. Basic knowledge of many-body and quantum field theories and/or experience with High Performance Computing are also desirable.

This is a two-year post with the possibility of third year extension, and is part of a Consolidated Grant project funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council to promote advance in Nuclear Structure and Reactions. 

The Nuclear Physics Group of Surrey's Department of Physics has active research interests in a wide range of topics and a long standing reputation in both nuclear theory and experiment. Members of the group actively nuclear structure and reaction theory, nuclear matter, knock-out processes, as well as experimental studies of nucleon transfer processes, high-spin excitations and isomers.

As part of your application, please include a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a one-page statement of research interests. Moreover, have two (2) letters of recommendation sent to C.Barbieri@surrey.ac.uk. Applications received by November 21st 2014 will receive full consideration. Later applications will also be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr C. Barbieri (tel: ++44 (0)1483 689327, e-mail C.Barbieri@surrey.ac.uk) for further information.



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