INT Postdoctoral Scholar

INT Positions

Position Description

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT) and the Department of Physics of the University of Washington invite applications for one or more Postdoctoral Scholar positions starting in Autumn 2023. The INT’s local research interests include QCD, lattice gauge theory, quantum computing, many-body theory, nuclear astrophysics, effective field theory, weak interactions and symmetries, relativistic heavy ion physics, high energy nuclear physics, and nuclear structure.  The Institute hosts approximately 450 visiting scientists each year, representing all areas of nuclear physics as well as its intersections with neighboring subfields.  For further information about the INT see:

Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time, 12-month appointments for a duration of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year, subject to funding and mutual agreement.  The Postdoctoral Scholar title is limited to at most five years of postdoctoral experience(s) at both the UW and any prior institutions.

Postdoctoral Scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


Applicants must have a PhD or foreign equivalent degree in nuclear theory, broadly defined, by the date of appointment.


Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of future research interests, a  statement describing the applicant's experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and three letters of reference. The INT will start reviewing applications on November 21, 2022. Applications received by November 30, 2022 will receive full consideration.  Inquiries should be directed to:  Vincenzo Cirigliano

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Institute for Nuclear Theory
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Vincenzo Cirigliano
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