Postdoctoral Researcher - Theoretical High Energy Nuclear Physics

University Park Campus
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Date Closing:
open until filled
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Eberly College of Science


The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill one postdoctoral position in the area of theoretical high energy nuclear physics. The nuclear theory group at Penn State consists of two faculty members, professor Anna Stasto and professor Mark Strikman and two graduate students. The candidate should preferably have expertise in theory and/or phenomenology of high energy hadronic collisions. The successful candidate is expected to perform an independent research in the area of high energy nuclear theory and phenomenology as well as actively collaborate with the members of the group. The main focus of the research will be on the physics of Large Hadron Collider and future Electron Ion Collider, including specific topics like low x physics, gluon saturation and multiple interactions. Requirements include: A Ph.D. in particle or nuclear theoretical physics before the anticipated start date. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. This is a fixed-term appointment, expected to start in fall of 2018, funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of refunding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088