Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics

UE07 £34,304 – £40,927

35 hours per week

24 months fixed-term with possible extension

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics within the Nuclear Physics Group in the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh

The Opportunity:

Your main role will be to support and develop the experimental programme on nuclear astrophysical reactions of the ELDAR ERC-StG mainly by (i) using new CARME chamber and silicon strip detector system for the CRYRING at GSI laboratory, Germany, and (ii) constructing and exploiting a new charged particle detection system at the LUNA facility, Gran Sasso laboratory, Italy. You will be will encouraged to become involved in all elements of the ELDAR research project.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD in experimental nuclear physics or nuclear astrophysics, or be about to complete.
  • Ideally you will have practical experience with silicon strip detector systems and instrumentation or other radiation detector systems.
  • Experience of nuclear physics data analysis techniques.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr C G Bruno 

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Application Procedure

For further information and to apply visit the University of Edinburgh Job Vacancies page

All applicants should apply online submitting an up to date CV and details of two referees. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.


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