Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Theoretical Nuclear physics to join the research group of Prof. Alex Kovner in the Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut. Applicants are expected to have a strong background in high energy scattering theory, saturation physics, and related areas.


The successful candidate is expected to carry out theoretical research in various aspects of physics of saturation, including analysis of possible saturation effects at Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). They are also expected to interact with other members of the group, communicate the results in scientific publications and conferences; and contribute to the writing of research proposals in support of the activities of the group. 


  • Ph.D. in theoretical physics.
  • A track record of original contributions to the field of nuclear/high energy physics.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • A primary interest in pursuing a career in research.


  • Experience in numerical calculations using Mathematica.


The successful candidate will be stationed at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. This position includes a competitive salary of $54,840 and benefits. The initial one-year appointment will begin on or after August 25, 2023. The position is renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and funding.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #496838 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Alex Kovner at

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 18, 2022. 

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