The Quantum Monte Carlo group in the Physics Department  at Washington University in St. Louis is anticipating an opening for one or two postdoctoral positions on nuclear many-body theory starting anytime between November 2023 and September 2024.

The successful candidate will be working with Profs. Pastore and Piarulli. The group’s research interests cover a broad range of topics, including nuclear structure and dynamics, electroweak structure and reactions, beta decays, neutrinoless double beta decay, electron and neutrino scattering from nuclei, nuclear electroweak observables relevant to fundamental symmetries and neutrino physics, and infinite nucleonic matter. 

Further information on our group and its research activities can be found at: .

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in nuclear theory or a closely related field by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment. 

The appointment will be for two years (renewal for a third year is contingent on funding availability and performance). Interested candidates should submit an application that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online.

Questions regarding the position should be sent to

Our selection process will start immediately and proceed until the position is filled.

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