Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Position ID:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-Physics and Astronomy-NEUTRINOPOSTDOC [#11313, PDS001880]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, United States
Subject Areas: Physics / Astroparticle Physics, Dark Matter, Experimental Subatomic Physics, Nuclear & Particle Experiment, Nuclear Experiment (nucl-ex), Nuclear Physics, Particle Astrophysics, Particle Experiment (part-ex), Particle Physics
Experimental Neutrino Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2018/06/18)
Position Description:    

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Physics and Astronomy Department has immediate openings for postdoctoral researcher positions in experimental nuclear and astroparticle physics ( The group’s primary research activities are searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay in 76Ge as part of the MAJORANA and LEGEND Collaborations and involvement in the KATRIN tritium beta-decay neutrino mass experiment. We are also participants in the NSF PIRE-GErmanium Materials And Detectors Advancement Research Consortium ( where we are working with GEMADARC collaborators on advanced Ge detectors. In MAJORANA, the group plays a major role in operating, upgrading, and analyzing data from the DEMONSTRATOR, an array of high purity 76Ge detectors located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD. As a member of the LEGEND collaboration we are performing R&D for both the first phase known as LEGEND 200 as well as for the eventual planned ton-scale experiment. We are also actively involved in the KATRIN direct neutrino mass experiment that will soon begin tritium data taking at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology North Campus in Karlsruhe, Germany. Our UNC group is an integral part of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) (, a Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Physics Center of Excellence, which provides substantial technical and scientific resources related to our activities. We are also affiliated with the Institute for Cosmology, Subatomic Matter, and Symmetries (CoSMS) ( that offers a stimulating environment for discussions on a broad range of fundamental physics and astronomy topics. This position provides the opportunity to work closely with a strong group of graduate and undergraduate students, other postdoctoral fellows, our scientific and engineering staff, as well as our TUNL and CoSMS colleagues. Chapel Hill is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in America, where one finds a small town culture with metropolitan amenities. The town is walkable, eclectic, safe, affordable, diverse and green. Residents enjoy the temperate weather and the easy access to activities in the Triangle, on the coast and in the mountains The position requires a PhD in Physics, experience in experimental nuclear, particle or astrophysics, and an established record of research excellence. To apply for this position, please follow and complete the online application at including all required documents. Applicants must arrange to have 3 recommendation letters emailed to Jeannie Cox ( and reference Vacancy ID PDS001880. Please contact Professor John Wilkerson ( if you require any additional information.

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UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy
CB 3255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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