The Experimental Low-Energy Nuclear Physics Group at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (UTK) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in direct reaction studies. The UTK group currently performs experiments using the VANDLE and HAGRiD arrays to measure neutrons and gamma rays emitted following direct reactions. Additionally, in partnership with our collaborators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Rutgers University, we use the ORRUBA and SIDAR arrays of silicon detectors to measure charged particles from transfer reactions. The group was involved in the development of the GODDESS combined array of ORRUBA and Gammasphere and performs experiments with GODDESS at Argonne National Laboratory and the National Superconducting Cyclotron (NSCL). The group is preparing for experiments at the NSCL with ORRUBA and the S800, and also with the gas jet target, JENSA. We are also starting work on proposals for Day One experiments at FRIB. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and will travel to experiments and conferences. The research associate will be expected to work on data analysis, maintenance tasks for HAGRiD and VANDLE, preparing and running experiments, and supporting the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to work on their own research related to nuclear reactions and astrophysics including writing their own beamtime proposals. The UTK group has a strong track record in experimental structure studies of nuclei far from stability, with a strong connection to nuclear astrophysics. The group utilizes direct reaction and decay methods to study the atomic nucleus. There will be many opportunities to collaborate with experimentalists using different techniques, theorists and experimentalists both at UTK and ORNL, as well as collaborators beyond East Tennessee. The UTK campus is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, with easy access to miles of inland waterways, and pristine state and national parks. Knoxville offers a vibrant downtown area with locally-owned restaurants and coffee houses along with diverse cultural opportunities.
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