Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter

   a research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington


Employment Opportunities at CEEM

With the exception of positions posted internally to current CEEM appointed staff only, applicants must complete the online application form and submit their cover letter and resume through this site:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Nuclear Physics (OAA# 21209-19 NTC)

The Nuclear Theory Group at Indiana University is seeking to fill several postdoctoral research associate positions in theoretical nuclear physics, hadronic physics and QCD, or astrophysics. The Nuclear Theory Group consists of four faculty members, two postdoctoral associates and several graduate students. Current main research directions include: hadronic physics, QCD, amplitude analysis, heavy ion physics, and dense matter in nuclear astrophysics. These efforts are headquartered within the Indiana University Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter. See more information at: .

The nuclear astrophysics research focuses on dense matter and how this is probed with photons, gravitational waves, and neutrinos (see ).  The research also includes related laboratory experiments on neutron-rich matter such as the Lead Radius Experiment (PREX) and large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of neutron star crust material. Finally there is the opportunity to perform large-scale density functional calculations of nuclear pasta and neutron star crust material as part of the NUCLEI nuclear structure collaboration.

The amplitude analysis in hadron spectroscopy links experimental data on hadron production through analysis of analytical properties to QCD and effective theories with the goal of extracting and interpreting resonance parameters. This effort provides theoretical support for current and future experiments including BESIII, COMPASS and Jefferson Lab.

The quark-nuclear physics research investigates the quark/gluon structure of nucleons and nuclei, and also studies how the nucleus can be used to obtain information regarding the nucleon's structure. Some of these efforts are closely related with the possibility of a future electron-ion collider (EIC) facility to study quark-nuclear physics by colliding beams of high-energy electrons with beams of protons and light ions, or with beams of "heavy ions" such as gold nuclei.

The heavy ion physics research focuses on the theoretical understanding of hot and dense QCD matter as well as phenomenological studies of heavy ion collisions that create such matter in laboratories. These activities are strongly connected with experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC, 

The duration of the positions is for one year with possible renewal for up to three years. The expected start date will be September 1st, 2013. Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae, publication list, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to:

NTC/CEEM Postdoctoral Search
Attn: Janet Meadows.
Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter
2401 Milo B. Sampson Lane
Bloomington, IN 47408

Alternatively the application materials may be sent by email to: in a printable format such as Acrobat PDF or MS Word. Please reference the OAA# 21209-19 NTC on all correspondence.  For full consideration all applications should be completed by December 1, 2012.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medium Energy Nuclear Physics (OAA# 21305-11)

The IU experimental nuclear physics group has an active and diverse program addressing fundamental questions in nuclear and particle physics. Group members are leaders in a wide range of experiments, including: investigations of the flavor and spin structure of the nucleon using the STAR detector at RHIC and Belle at KEK; studies of parity violation between nucleons at NIST and SNS, measurements of neutrino properties at Fermilab and WIPP, neutron decay at NIST and LANSCE, and searches for electric dipole moments. Local facilities include a 200 MeV light ion cyclotron and a low energy neutron source, which can be used for detector development and testing. The laboratory also provides excellent personnel infrastructure, allowing strong participation in major off-site projects. Opportunities are available on all major research projects.

Initial appointments as a postdoctoral research associate will be for one year, with possible renewal for up to two additional years. A Ph.D. in experimental subatomic physics is required. Applications for postdoctoral positions are accepted on a continuing basis, and starting dates can be adjusted to suit the situation of the candidates. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Dr. Rex Tayloe ( for additional information. To apply, send CV, bibliography, and contact information for three references to:

Janet Meadows
Indiana University
Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter
2401 Milo B. Sampson Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408
tel: 812-855-3057 fax: 812-855-1313

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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Indiana University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. IU is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Job Listings last updated August 4, 2014.

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