Post Doctoral Fellow in Gamma-ray Imaging Methods for Compton Cameras

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2023
Archive Date: 
Monday, April 3, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Clemson University
South Carolina
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and School of Computing at Clemson University invite applications for one Postdoctoral fellow position in the field of imaging methods with Compton cameras and telescopes. 

The successful candidate will work under the mentorship of Drs. Ajello, Leising, Takacs, Hartmann (Physics and Astronomy) and Liu (School of Computing) to develop machine learning algorithms for the reconstruction of images from multiple-scatter Compton detectors. These will be used for astrophysics, such as with NASA’s COSI mission, but also for medical and homeland security applications. The successful applicant will simulate various instruments, and analyze the simulated data to optimize imaging and background rejection methods, and have opportunities to apply them to real data. Familiarity with imaging algorithms, Compton scatter cameras, machine learning, and knowledge of  C/C++ and Python are considered important assets.

The anticipated start is August 2023. The appointment will be for two years, and will include several mentoring opportunities.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or a closely related area, ideally with some  background in gamma-ray or particle astrophysics.

Application Instructions:

All applications received by April 1 2023 will be given full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted via Interfolio at and must include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research interests  and relevant experience, and contact information for three letters of reference submitted on the candidate’s behalf.



Application Deadline: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, May 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Marco Ajello
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Postdoc position on Compton telescopes