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Nuclear Structures - Senior R&D Staff

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4832 



We are seeking a Senior R&D Staff Member to lead world-class research in experimental nuclear physics at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and other facilities worldwide, supported by the Department of Energy Nuclear Structure and Astrophysics program. This position resides in the Nuclear Structure and Astrophysics Group, Nuclear Science & Advanced Technology Section, Physics Division, Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Manage world-class nuclear structure physics and/or nuclear astrophysics experiments and the development of the detectors that enable them
  • Enhance and complement existing experimental efforts in nuclear structure physics and nuclear astrophysics
  • Mentor post-doctoral and early career researchers in their professional development
  • Present and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D in Physics or a related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of experience
  • Background leading experimental nuclear physics investigations


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs


Special Requirements

Three letters of reference are required emailed directly to  Please include the title of the position in the subject line.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville