Post-Doctoral Researcher in Theoretical Research with High-Brilliance Gamma Beams

Gamma Driven Experiments Department

    Scope of work:
    Post-doctoral research assistants will ensure part of the scientific expertise needed to prepare the ELI-NP experiments. Post-doctoral research assistants will pursue their activity in the working groups led by Research Scientists. Personal initiative concerning scientific research will be also encouraged.
    Main Responsabilities:
    • Participate in research activities led by Senior Researchers
    • Take part in scientific meetings and conferences
    • Take part in the definition and development of the ELI-NP experimental programme
    • Conduct theoretical calculations of cross sections and astrophysical reaction rates with state-of-the-art reaction models
    • Participate in the simulation of photonuclear reactions that are to be measured at ELI-NP
    • Main Tasks:
      • Performing the specific tasks within the Department led by a Senior Researcher
      • Participating in scientific meetings and conferences
      • Participating in the specific activities during commissioning and installation phase, such as:
      • -Perform large-scale calculations of cross sections and astrophysical reaction rates for the radiative capture and the photonuclear reactions in nucleosynthesis, mainly on the basis of Hauser-Feshbach model
      • -Develop and update the direct reaction model for radiative capture reaction
      • -Perform theoretical studies on nuclear structure, especially on testing and constructing new optical model potential for charged particles
      • -Integrate the nuclear structure information into the reaction model for systematic calculation
      • -Participate in the simulation of photonuclear reactions that will be measured at ELI-NP with GEANT4 or FLUKA
      • -Participate in the preparation of future photonuclear measurements at ELI-NP
      • Providing support for the preparation of the technical documents for the acceptance of Project's deliverables
      • Actively and efficiently involving in the dialog and communication within the ELI-NP team and promoting a harmonious collaboration framework
      Professional background:
      • At least 1 year of experience after PhD in research and development or higher education in fields relevant to studies in nuclear physics, such as:
      • -studies related to nuclear structure
      • -studies related to nuclear reactions
      • -studies related to nuclear fission
      • PhD degree in a field related to the research activity at ELI-NP;
      • Good publication record
      • Excellent references in research
      • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
      • Proven teamwork experience, communication and efficient collaboration skills
      • Goal-oriented attitude;
      • Willingness to continuously improve and develop new skills
      • Availability to travel and perform work stages abroad;
      • Experience in theoretical research of nuclear reaction or nuclear structure, especially in one of the following topics: low-energy nuclear reaction models, optical model potential, low-lying spectroscopy, or photon strength function
      • Expertise in programming language such as FORTRAN, C/C++, or Python
      • Experience in GEANT4 and ROOT would be a plus
      • Windows and Linux proficiency
      Working arrangements/Conditions of employment:
      • Full time position, based in Bucharest - Magurele, Romania, for a period 1 (one) year with the possibility of extension. .
      • Included: private medical coverage, paid annual leave.
      • Motivating salary, at European level, based on qualifications and experience.
      • The candidate should be available to travel abroad for scientific collaboration at various research infrastructures, for part of their time.
      The applications shall be accompanied by the documents requested in the Rules of Selection for this position.
      The applications shall be sent to the Human Resources Department at