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Postdoctoral Appointee

Argonne National Laboratory Physics Division is seeking outstanding candidates for 1 or more postdoctoral positions in the Medium Energy Physics Group

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 21 Oct 2020
  • United States | Argonne National Laboratory
  • Date posted: 22 Sep 2020
  • Job type: Academic: postdoc
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Computational science & software engineering 

Position description

The Argonne National Laboratory Physics Division is seeking outstanding candidates for 1 or more postdoctoral positions in the Medium Energy Physics Group to contribute to the scientific programs of CLAS12, Hall C, and SoLID at Jefferson Lab, and the Electron Ion Collider (EIC) at BNL. The positions are for two years, with the option to extend for a third year contingent on funding and performance. Applications received on or before October 30th will receive full consideration.

The Medium Energy Physics has a broad-ranging program in hadron and nuclear physics, leading electron scattering experiments at Jefferson Lab in Halls A, B and C, including CLAS12 and SoLID. The group is also involved in parton distribution measurements (transverse and longitudinal) at Fermilab, the MUSE experiment at PSI, the NEXT 0νββ experiment and an in-house program to measure the Radium EDM. The successful candidate will play a key role in our extensive program in Hall B.  Topics include the study of the proton’s quark dynamics in SIDIS (RG-A), a study of parton distributions in K-SIDIS (RG-B) and the preparation for the ALERT (RG-L) program which will study the 3D structure of light nuclei.

Additionally, the successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team to develop the scientific program of the EIC, leveraging the world-class high-performance computing (HPC) facilities at Argonne. These consist of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), which will host the first exa-scale computer in the USA, and the Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC). The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop leadership in experimental nuclear physics. The Argonne EIC group is a close collaboration between members of the Medium Energy, Theory and Accelerator R&D groups members from the Argonne Physics Division, which has a long history of leadership in nuclear science.

Interested applicants must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the application profile at (or search for requisition number #408732 at
  2. Email a curriculum vitae with short (1 page) statement of research interest to Zein-Eddine Meziani (
  3. Arrange for three letters of recommendations to be sent to Zein-Eddine Meziani (

Position Requirements


  • PhD in experimental nuclear or particle physics (by the time of the appointment).
  • Knowledge of Linux, C++ and HPC and Python is highly desirable.

The Physics Division (PHY) is interested in hiring multiple Postdoctoral Appointees for this opening.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.


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