Postdoctoral Positions

Position Description

The Theory Group in the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory is now seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral position in nuclear theory that would begin in Fall 2020. The position is for two years, with the possibility of one additional year contingent upon funding and performance. Applications received on or before 2 December 2019 will receive full consideration.

The Theory Group currently has three staff members [Ian Cloët, Alessandro Lovato, and Robert Wiringa], as well as several postdocs and students. The Group has a broad-ranging research program in QCD/hadron physics and nuclear structure/reactions, with particular interests that include: ab initio approaches to nuclear structure, neutrino interactions with nuclei, quark and gluon tomography of hadrons and nuclei, hadronization, and emergent phenomena in QCD.

The Group also has a developing program in quantum information science with applications to nuclear physics, and is part of an Argonne Strategic LDRD for the Electron-Ion Collider, with a focus on physics simulations, including the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence methods. The Group has access to extensive Laboratory and National computational resources.

Further information on our group and its research activities can be found at and

Position Requirements

Interested applicants must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the application and profile at or search for requisition number 407130 at
  2. Email a curriculum vitae and one-page statement of research interests to: Ian Cloët <>
  3. Arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to the same address.

Application materials should be in plain text or PDF format and any questions may be sent to Ian Cloët <>.

Applicants must have a PhD in theoretical physics completed prior to the start date of the postdoctoral position.

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