View the Physics World website

Assistant Physicist

The Argonne National Laboratory has a vacancy for an Assistant Physicist to join the Medium Energy Group in the Physics Division

  • Closing date: 02 Nov 2020
  • United States | Argonne National Laboratory
  • Date posted: 29 Sep 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Computational science & software engineering 

The Medium Energy Group in the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory invites talented individuals to apply for a staff position in experimental medium-energy nuclear physics. We will consider all applicants with a background in experimental medium- or high-energy nuclear/particle physics. However, some preference will be given to those with a research programme that overlaps with the existing and future facilities funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Physics, such as the experimental programmes at Jefferson Lab and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

We are seeking candidates with an excellent research record and great promise for future growth. We plan to appoint at the rank of Assistant Physicist (Argonne’s equivalent of a tenure-track Assistant Professor). We may also consider candidates at the level of Physicist (Argonne’s equivalent of a tenured Associate Professor). The appointment can start as early as January 2021.

The Medium Energy Group currently has seven staff members, two engineers, and several postdocs and students. Our team has a broad-ranging programme in hadron and nuclear physics, leading electron scattering experiments in Jefferson Lab in Hall A, B, and C, including CLAS12 and SoLID. We have led SeaQuest and are also involved in SpinQuest at Fermilab, the MUSE experiment at PSI, the NEXT 0νββ experiment, and an in-house programme to measure the Radium EDM. The Group also has a comprehensive programme in detector technology, including pixelized MCP-PMTs, ultrafast silicon sensors, and superconducting nanowire detectors.

Furthermore, we are investing in the Electron-Ion Collider, leveraging resources from an Argonne Strategic LDRD and Program Development funds. Our current focus lies in physics simulations, including machine learning and artificial intelligence methods, leveraging the world-class high-performance computing facilities at Argonne. The Argonne EIC group is a close collaboration between members of the Medium-Energy, Theory, and Accelerator R&D groups, together with the High Energy Physics and Material Science Divisions.

Interested applicants must complete the following steps:

  • Complete the application and profile by searching for requisition #408874 via
  • E-mail a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests to Paula Dahlberg (
  • Arrange for four letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to the same address.

Please send all application materials in PDF, MS Word, or plain text format to Paula Dahlberg ( You can also reach Paula for any questions.

Applications received by Monday 2 November 2020 will receive our fullest consideration.


Employer profile

Argonne National Laboratory

United States View profile

Argonne National Laboratory opportunities:

Postdoctoral Appointee

Academic: postdoc United States View details

Employer profiles

Copyright © 2020 by IOP Publishing Ltd and individual contributors