The Gamow Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Gamow Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a newly launched program at Columbian College, in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Named after George Gamow, a renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist of GW, this program seeks to boost productivity of research groups at GW while also addressing the need for greater diversity in the nation’s research science community.

Each Gamow fellowship includes a $55,000 research stipend plus benefits. To be eligible, an applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Priorities will be given applicants who are from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Two Gamow Postdoctoral positions are available. See below for position descriptions and information about applying.


Gamow Postdoctoral Fellowship: Theoretical Nuclear Physics

The successful applicant will work with GW Professors Helmut Haberzettl, Michael Döring, and Ron Workman. He/she will also be expected to become an active member in GW's Physics Department and fully integrate into existing research groups. Specific research opportunities are available in theoretical and phenomenological nuclear physics. An important aspect of the program involves analyses of experiments at Jefferson Lab and other national and international facilities.

Applicants must have a recently conferred PhD in Theoretical Nuclear or Particle Physics by the date of employment. Applicants with expertise in hadronic reaction theory and phenomenology including electromagnetic interactions are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional qualifications related to the statistical optimization of theoretical and phenomenological descriptions of experimental data will be a plus. For more information, please contact Professor Helmut Haberzettl at helmut.haberzettl@gwu.edu.


Gamow Postdoctoral Fellowship: Experimental Nuclear Physics

(Major Projects at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory - JLab)

The successful applicant will work with GW Professors William J. Briscoe and Igor I. Strakovsky. He/she will also be expected to become an active member in GW's Physics Department and fully integrate into existing research groups. Specific research opportunities are available in theoretical and phenomenological nuclear physics. The research will be performed mainly at our Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) in Ashburn, Virginia. Much of the experimental work is carried out at national and international laboratories such as the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory (JLab) and the Mainz Microtron (MAMI).

Applicants must have a recently conferred PhD in Experimental Nuclear or Particle Physics by the date of employment. Applicants with expertise in data analysis systems related to JLab experiments will be given priority in the selection process and are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Professor Bill Briscoe at briscoe@gwu.edu