[Neutron] Open Postdoctoral Position

Alexander Barzilov alexander.barzilov at wku.edu
Fri Feb 10 18:50:38 CST 2006



Western Kentucky University, Applied Physics Institute is seeking 
applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the 
application of nuclear methods for elemental analysis of materials. 
The successful applicant will join an active group developing non-
destructive methods for bulk analysis and characterization.  This is a 
one year renewable position, depending on performance and grant funds 
availability.  Research areas and projects are described on the 
institute website: http://www.wku.edu/API/.  Facilities include sealed 
tube 14 MeV and 2.5 MeV neutron generators, 1-MeV RFQ and 2.5-MeV Van 
de Graaff accelerators, isotopic neutron sources (252Cf, Pu-Be), and a 
large variety of data acquisition electronic units, neutron detectors, 
and HPGe, NaI(T1) and BGO gamma-ray detectors.

•	Ph.D. Degree in Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or 
Applied Physics, and a strong background in Neutron Physics, Nuclear 
Electronics, Data Acquisition Systems, and Monte Carlo methods is 
•	Must be able to work with hazardous, explosive, and 
radioactive materials.
•	Must demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.
•	Must be able to work both independently and with undergraduate 
students who require occasional supervision.

Desired Qualifications:
•	Experience in design and construction of nuclear 
instrumentation and electronics.
•	Experience in nuclear-based bulk detection of CRNE threats.
•	Expertise in the following computer languages C,C++, VC++, 
VBASIC, Labview, and operating systems Windows 9x/XP/CE, and 
Unix/Linux 9.
•	Expertise in application of MCNP for transport of 

Expected Salary: $42,000 annually.  Salary is commensurate with 
qualifications and experience.

Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only.  
Candidates interested in this position must submit a cover letter, 
resume and names, addresses and daytime phone numbers of three 
professional references.  Please refer to the following website to 
apply:  http://acsweb1.wku.edu/wkujobs  or call (270) 745-5934 for 
assistance.  Please reference requisition number S1128.  To ensure 
full consideration please submit application materials by February 27, 
2006.  Position will remain open until filled.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply including women, 
minorities, persons with disabilities and disabled veterans.

Western Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 

Alexander Barzilov, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Applied Physics Institute 
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11077
Bowling Green  KY 42101-1077
Phone (270) 745-5467
alexander.barzilov at wku.edu 

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