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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Applied Nuclear Physics and Radiation Detection
University of Michigan

Date Posted Apr. 23, 2021
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Applied Nuclear Physics and Radiation Detection
University University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Department Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - General
    Physics - General
    Sciences - General
    Sciences - General
    Physics - Elementary Particles/Nuclear
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Physics - Elementary Particles/Nuclear

One postdoctoral research position is open starting as soon as possible to conduct research on antineutrino, neutron, and gamma detection for nuclear science, nuclear security, and nonproliferation applications. The group is a member of several major collaborative research frameworks: the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Monitoring, Technology and Verification Consortium (MTV), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter University Research Alliance (IIRM-URA), and the WATCHMAN scientific collaboration.

The candidate should hold (or soon to receive) a Ph.D. degree in nuclear experimental nuclear or particle physics, nuclear engineering, or a closely related field. The candidate must have a strong experimental background, including experience in radiation detection and digital nuclear instrumentation. Monte Carlo modeling experience is desirable, especially with Geant4 and ROOT.

The postdoctoral research associate will work in a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary team at the University of Michigan, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences led by Prof. Igor Jovanovic (, in collaboration with other universities and national laboratories. Exceptional research facilities are available and will be used, including accelerator-based and laser-based radiation sources and state-of-the-art detectors. Funds are available to present research results at major conferences.
This position is open to both U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The review will begin immediately and continue till the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a CV (including a description of research experiences and related skills), a publication list, and the names of 3 references to Prof. Igor Jovanovic (

  • The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office for Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388, For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.

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Contact Information

  • Igor Jovanovic
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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