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Postdoctoral Associate
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The Hampton University Department of Physics invites nominations and applications for a postdoctoral associate position beginning January 4, 2021. Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia peninsula in the City of Hampton. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution. The Department of Physics offers Bachelor’s as well as Master’s and PhD degrees in Physics with emphasis on nuclear, optical, and medical physics.

Duties and Responsibilities

The postdoctoral position is to be filled in the Physics Department in the group of Dr. Michael Kohl. The group is actively involved in the investigation of the proton radius puzzle with the MUSE experiment at PSI, in nucleon form factor studies at Jefferson Lab with the Super-Bigbite Spectrometer program, and in kaon decay studies with TREK at J-PARC. Possible future involvements include dark photon searches with DarkLight at TRIUMF in Canada or C-BETA at Cornell, two-photon physics with TPEX at DESY in Germany, and low-energy electron scattering with ULQ2 at ELPH in Sendai, Japan and with MAGIX at MESA in Mainz, Germany.

The main focus of the position will be on the running and analysis of the MUSE experiment at PSI, and on the development of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detectors. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of the MUSE experiment. Operation and maintenance will require extended visits to PSI. GEM detector development activities include testing and commissioning of new GEM detectors, operation of existing GEM detectors, GEM data acquisition, GEM data analysis, and GEM detector simulation.


The candidate should have a PhD in nuclear or particle physics. Some prior experience in software and hardware is desirable.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, for an initially termed appointment through August 31, 2021. The position can be extended pending funding availability. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae along with a list of publications, a research statement, three letters of recommendation and complete a Hampton University Application for Faculty Employment. Applications may be submitted electronically to Dr. Michael Kohl, e-mail Michael.Kohl@hamptonu.edu

Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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