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Research Associate in Polarized Target Physics

The Polarized Target group at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position to start in Summer/Fall of 2015.

Over the course of this appointment the successful candidate will be engaged in our group's program of studies at Jefferson Lab, where our group plays a leading role in major experiments using polarized targets and in the study of short-range correlations in nuclei. We are deeply engaged in a polarized Drell-Yan experiment at Fermilab. Our group has a strong program of target physics studies in our polarized target laboratory where we have a 4He evaporation refrigerator working with an 8 T superconducting solenoid. A dilution refrigerator is under development. Polarized materials are tested after irradiation and chemical doping for use in Jefferson Lab experiments and elsewhere.

Opportunities to participate in other related experiments are available. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in the preparation, data collection and analysis phases of one or more of these experiments, and is encouraged to propose new experiments for the energy upgrade at JLAB.

The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics by appointment start date is required. Candidates with a background in experimental nuclear or particle physics are preferred. Experience in fabricating and operating solid polarized target and familiarity with cryogenic equipment and procedures, vacuum equipment, and electronic instruments is desired. Experience in one or more of the following areas would be desirable: low temperature physics, cryogenic engineering, NMR, superconducting magnets and devices, RF and microwave systems, and software for point-of-control applications.
This is a one-year appointment however appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments and is contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on posting number 0616499.

Review of applications will begin June 24, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Donal Day
dbd@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett
434-924-6565
tms4t@virginia.edu

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

 

 



 

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Research Associate in Experimental Particle Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work in the area of experimental particle physics on the CMS experiment at the LHC. The CMS group is led by Professors Cox, Hirosky and Neu and has a history of involvement in several physics research areas, including the search for the Higgs boson, SM measurements of top-quark production and QCD, and searches for SUSY. In addition, the group has had a significant role in the maintenance and operation of the electromagnetic calorimeter at CMS. The successful candidate will also be expected to make important contributions to the preparations for the upgrade of the CMS calorimetry system for the High-Luminosity LHC era.

Candidates must possess a PhD in experimental particle physics by the appointment start date. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record of excellence in hadron collider physics research, including both significant data analysis and hardware experience. Candidates must be willing to spend a portion of their appointment resident at CERN, although the exact details of the location of the position are to be determined. This is initially a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for two additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on posting number 0616021. Electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent via email to Brad Cox bbc2x@virginia.edu). For full consideration, all materials, including reference letters, should be received by April 6, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Prof. Brad Cox
bbc2x@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett
tms4t@virginia.edu
434-924-6565

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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Research Associate in Experimental Condensed Matter

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to utilize neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to explore structures and dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems.

Highly motivated candidates with strong interest in materials physics and experience with diffraction, elastic and inelastic scattering and sample growth, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate's research will be conducted at the University of Virginia, Department of Physics, with the scattering work carried out at national and international facilities.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for one or two additional years if mutually agreeable, contingent upon available funding. The successful candidate must have completed the requirements for a PhD in experimental condensed matter prior to the appointment start date of March 2015. Priority will be given to candidates with experimental expertise in scattering, data analysis and sample growth.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Search on posting number 0615687.

Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Professor Despina Louca
dl4f@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett
434-924-6565
tms4t@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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