The experimental nuclear physics group of Prof. M. Boër at Virginia
Tech is inviting applications for a postdoctoral associate position
or senior research associate position. Our group is studying hard
exclusive processes such as the exclusive photo- and
electro-production of lepton pairs and mesons. Our goal is to
extract Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) and interpret them
in terms of "3D images" of the nucleon. We are developing new
experiments for the Jefferson Lab Hall C and Hall A, to explore
GPDs with reactions that have not been measured yet. We are also
expanding this program for the future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC),
in particular with Hard Exclusive Vector Meson Production. Our
current approved and/or proposed programs at JLab include Timelike
Compton Scattering and Double Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering.
Information about the group can be found at
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate
with the Jefferson Lab community, will develop simulations, prepare
experiments and software, and will be involved in the development
of the DAQ and/or a prototype detector for muons to be installed in
Jefferson Lab Hall C. The candidate will have opportunities to work
with the graduate and undergraduate students of the group and will
be encouraged to contribute to EIC programs related to this
The position will be primarily based at Virginia Tech in
Blacksburg, VA. Frequent travels to Jefferson Lab (JLab) in Newport
News, VA will be required. Being stationed permanently at Jefferson
Lab is possible but frequent travel to Blacksburg may be necessary
in that case. The initial appointment is for one year, with
possible extension for up to 3 years contingent upon funding
availability and satisfactory performance. Review of applications
will start September 15, 2021 and the position will remain open
until filled. The expected start date is fall 2021.
- PhD in Experimental or Theoretical Particle Physics, Experimental
Nuclear Physics, Hadronic Physics or a closely related field by the
appointment start date.
- Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with other
members of the group and external collaborators.
- Knowledge of the Linux environment and coding in C/C++/Fortran or
a similar language. - Experience with data analysis and/or with
running experimental simulations and/or developing event
- Must be able to travel between the Jefferson Lab (JLab) in
Newport News, Virginia and Virginia Tech's main campus in
- Ability to work independently as well as participate in JLab
operations such as taking shifts.
Additional requirements for Postdoctoral Associate
- PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the
effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year
- Candidates with previous postdoctoral experience must have
experience in Experimental Physics.
Additional requirements for Senior Research Associate
- Demonstrated prior postdoctoral experience in Experimental
Particle, Nuclear or Hadronic Experimental Physics.
- Demonstrated ability to develop independent research, to
collaborate and/or develop collaborations with other scientist, to
work with junior and senior colleagues.
- Demonstrated ability to present at international conferences and
to publish articles.
- Experience in hardware and/or with Geant4; a good understanding
or experience with phenomenology; previous experience with JLab,
BNL, COMPASS, EIC, or any other experience in relation to hadronic
- Previous experience in teaching and/or supervising undergraduate
and/or graduate students.
Commensurate with experience
* Required documents are:
1) CV including a list of publications and a list of oral
2) Cover letter including past experiences, motivations and a
* Optional documents are:
1) list of publication if not attached to the CV
2) list of oral communications if not attached to the CV
3) Optional supporting document (1) such as research statement,
teaching statement, teaching certificates, articles...
4) Optional supporting document (2) such as research statement,
teaching statement, teaching certificates, articles..
5) Optional supporting document (3) such as research statement,
teaching statement, teaching certificates, articles..
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
"For full consideration, applicants should send (1) a CV, including
a list of publications and a list of oral communications, and (2) a
cover letter including their past experiences, their motivations
and a research plan. Applicants can submit up to 3 optional
supporting documents such as a research or teaching statement,
teaching certificates, articles... Application material must be
uploaded from this webpage via the "Apply now" button. Further
documentation, if needed, can also be sent directly via email to
Prof. Marie Boër at firstname.lastname@example.org
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August 6, 2021