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Research Scientist for Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Scientist to work in the area of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector development and fabrication for experimental nuclear and particle physics. Candidates with outstanding research potential, an educational vision, and expertise in GEM detector technology are especially invited to apply. This position will be supported by a Department of Energy research contract and is renewable yearly based upon the availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

The candidate will take part in leading prototyping, construction, testing, and commissioning of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) based trackers for 12 GeV experimental programs in hall A at Jefferson Lab.

A Ph.D. in Physics, at least three years of postdoctoral research experience and a strong background in particle detector technology is required.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0620103.

Review of applications will begin on January 27, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Nilanga Liyanage
nl8n@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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Theoretical Condensed Matter - Open Rank

The University of Virginia Physics Department invites applicants for a faculty position in condensed-matter theory, broadly defined. The search is open rank at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor level. Appointment rank will be determined on the basis of qualifications in alignment with the school's promotion and tenure policy. We welcome applications from theorists with a strong and independent research record in traditional condensed-matter physics and/or areas with overlap with atomic physics, quantum information, field theory and mathematics.

Candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a leading research program as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or related field at the time of application. The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2017.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0619293 and electronically attach the following: a curriculum vitae , contact information for at least three references, and a cover letter describing the proposed research agenda. Please have the references email letters directly to phys-cm-theo-pos@Virginia.EDU.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett
434-924-6565
tms4t@Virginia.EDU

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty 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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Assistant Professor of Physics

The University of Virginia Department of Physics invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a theoretical physicist with a strong record of research in the area of general relativity, gravitational waves, cosmology, and/or the nature of dark matter/dark energy. In addition to their primary role in the Physics department, it is highly desirable that the successful candidate can engage with the Department of Astronomy and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, whose headquarters are located on the grounds of the University of Virginia. We seek candidates who are dedicated to our educational mission and are passionate about teaching at a world-class, international university.

Upon joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, the new faculty member will be expected to establish a vibrant and successful research program in physics; obtain external funding; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations; and mentor doctoral students.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of application.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0619296 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and contact information for three references. Please have the reference letter writers email letters directly to phys-astro-job@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:

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

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

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.

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 Condensed Matter

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in neutron and synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques to study the structure and dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems.

Candidates with strong interest in materials physics and experience in diffraction and elastic and inelastic scattering techniques are especially encouraged to apply. The 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 potential for renewal for up to two additional one year appointments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. degree in experimental condensed matter prior to the appointment start date.

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 0620048.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Despina Louca
louca@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or how to apply through Jobs@UVA should be directed to
Tammie Shifflett
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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Research Associate in Experimental High Energy Particle Physics

The Experimental Particle High Energy Physics group at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Research Associate. This position is will participate in the NOvA experiment at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory located in Batavia, Illinois. NOvA is a premier long-baseline neutrino experiment and a flagship endeavor of the Fermilab physics program which is making seminal measurements of fundamental neutrino parameters. The UVa High Energy physics group has been a leading member of the NOvA collaboration since its inception and has had major hardware and analysis responsibilities. This research position will be stationed at Fermilab, with occasional travel to Charlottesville, and is expected to take a leadership role in the NOvA physics analysis. Applicants must have a PhD in experimental particle or nuclear physics by the appointment start date, and must be proficient with modern software analysis tools used in these fields. The anticipated start date is February 2017. Review of applications will begin December 19, 2016; however the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and search for posting 0619944. Electronically attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of your research interests, and contact information for three professional references- name, email and phone number. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Prof. E. Craig Dukes
Department of Physics, University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400714, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714, USA
or via e-mail to craigdukes@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/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.  

The Experimental Particle High Energy Physics group at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Research Associate. This position is will participate in the NOvA experiment at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory located in Batavia, Illinois. NOvA is a premier long-baseline neutrino experiment and a flagship endeavor of the Fermilab physics program which is making seminal measurements of fundamental neutrino parameters. The UVa High Energy physics group has been a leading member of the NOvA collaboration since its inception and has had major hardware and analysis responsibilities. This research position will be stationed at Fermilab, with occasional travel to Charlottesville, and is expected to take a leadership role in the NOvA physics analysis. Applicants must have a PhD in experimental particle or nuclear physics by the appointment start date, and must be proficient with modern software analysis tools used in these fields. The anticipated start date is February 2017. Review of applications will begin December 19, 2016; however the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and search for posting 0619944. Electronically attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of your research interests, and contact information for three professional references- name, email and phone number. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Prof. E. Craig Dukes
Department of Physics, University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400714, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714, USA
or via e-mail to craigdukes@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/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.  

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Research Associate in Experimental AMO Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate in experimental AMO physics to explore and control coherent atomic and molecular dynamics driven and probed by intense, ultrashort laser and THz pulses.

The incumbent will work independently, and in collaboration with Bob Jones and other members of his research group, on a variety of projects including: intense laser ionization and fragmentation of molecules that have been transiently aligned/oriented by intense THz pulses; the use of nano- and micro-structures to enhance THz fields to manipulate electron dynamics in the presence of strong laser fields; and the use of attosecond electron wavepackets as time-resolved probes atomic and molecular potentials. Previous experience in strong-field/ultrafast AMO physics involving the use of intense femtosecond laser pulses to study atoms, molecules, and/or surfaces is preferred.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. degree in Physics (or a closely related field) prior to the appointment start date, and demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment, with the potential for renewal for up to two additional one year appointments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

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 references; search on posting 0619992.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. The starting date is flexible but the position could be filled as early as February 2017.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professor Bob Jones at bjones@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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Lecturer of Physics

The University of Virginia Department of Physics seeks applications to fill non-tenure track Instructional position(s) during the Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017 semesters. This position is initially a one semester appointment to teach one or more Physics courses at the undergraduate level, with the possibility of renewal (depending on performance and the instructional needs of the department). Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to, introductory physics for undergraduates (majors, non-majors, engineering, and/or pre-med students). Compensation will take the form of wages with no benefits. A terminal degree is expected but not required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching. Applications will be considered immediately.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references. Search on posting 0618861.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Peter Arnold
434-924-6813
parnold@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the online application process 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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Research Associate in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to do theoretical work in quantum computing and quantum information, in particular on the exploration of quantum simulation using continuous-variable quantum optical systems.

The successful candidate will work on continuous- and discrete-variable quantum information at the interface with condensed matter theory in direct collaboration between the experimental quantum optics group of Olivier Pfister and theory group of Israel Klich. Demonstrated experience with continuous-variable quantum information is a plus; however, all candidates with superior proficiency in quantum information, AMO physics and/or condensed matter theory will be considered. The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field by appointment start date is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment, however, the appointment may be renewed for one additional one-year term, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

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 0618047.

Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. Starting date is flexible but planning to have this position filled in early March 2016.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professors Olivier Pfister at opfister@virginia.edu or Israel Klich at klich@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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