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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Applied Nuclear Science Group in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences has an opening for a postdoctoral research position, starting as soon as possible, to conduct research on antineutrino, neutron, and gamma detection for nuclear science, nuclear security, and nonproliferation applications. The group is member of several major collaborative research frameworks: the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Monitoring, Technology and Verification Consortium (MTV), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter University Research Alliance (IIRM- URA), and the WATCHMAN scientific collaboration.

The postdoctoral research associate will work in a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary team at the University of Michigan, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences led by Prof. Igor Jovanovic (, in collaboration with other universities and national laboratories. Exceptional research facilities are available and will be used, including accelerator-based and laser-based radiation sources and state-of-the art detectors. Funds are available to present research results at major conferences.

This position is open to both U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Review will begin immediately and continue till the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a CV (including description of research experiences and related skills), publication list, and names of 3 references to Prof. Igor Jovanovic (

Who We Are

The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) is consistently ranked as the best nuclear engineering program in the country. Our interdisciplinary team of instructional and research faculty are at the forefront of sustainable energy solutions, nuclear security and defense, and plasmas for water treatment. NERS research impacts space exploration, radiation for medical treatment, and more. We are a tight-knit community of researchers, students, and support staff aiming to advance the benefits of nuclear, radiological, & plasma technology to improve society in the 21st Century.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate should hold (or soon to receive) a Ph.D. degree in nuclear experimental nuclear or particle physics, nuclear engineering, or a closely related field. The candidate must have strong experimental background, including experience in radiation detection and digital nuclear instrumentation. Monte Carlo modeling experience is desirable, especially with Geant4 and ROOT.

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.