Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow
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The Hampton University Department of Physics invites nominations and applications for a postdoctoral fellow position beginning on August 1, 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 Ph.D. degrees in multiple areas, including nuclear physics that is related to this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

The postdoc who is to be hired will work in a research group that is funded by a DOE grant, “Selected Problems in Hypernuclear Physics”. His/her duty includes: (1) complete the analysis on the existing data that were taken by the JLab experiment (E12-17-003), “Determine the unknown Lambda-n interaction by investigate the possible Lambda-nn resonance” and (2) work on detector (drift chambers, Cherenkov counters, and scintillation timing counters) preparation for the next phase hypernuclear experiments at JLab.


The qualified candidate must have Ph.D. degree from experimental nuclear physics; familiar with experiments using electron beam from CEBAF at JLab; experienced in hypernuclear physics and electro-production of hypernuclei; has software knowledge in data analysis for JLab Hall A experiments and matrix optimization using the missing mass of electro-produced known hyperons and hypernuclear states; and skilled on detectors, such as drift chambers, Cherenkov counters, and scintillation hodoscopes.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a letter outlining the candidate's commitment to teaching, professional and scholarly work; a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to tangl@jlab.org or mailed to:

Dr. Liguang Tang

Department of Physics

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668


*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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