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Research Scientist in Precision Experimental Weak Interaction Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a research scientist to work in the area of precision experimental weak interaction physics.

Candidates with outstanding research potential and with an interest and experience in precision experiments with free neutrons, which may be motivated by addressing open question in the standard model weak interaction or the search for new short-range interactions, are especially invited to apply. Research will mainly be conducted at the University of Virginia, the Oak Ridge Spallation Neutron Source, and later possibly at the National Institute of Standards, or at the Institute Laue Langevin/Grenoble.

This position will be supported by National Science Foundation research grants. This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The completion of a PhD degree in experimental nuclear or high energy physics is required by the appointment start. Experience with precision low energy nuclear or neutron experiments is desired, but not required. Priority will be given to candidates with a track-record of excellence in physics research, including both hands-on hardware and significant analysis experience.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.Virginia.EDU); and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0614984.

Review of applications will begin on October 13, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Professor Stefan Baessler
Baessler@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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Research Associate in Precision Experimental Weak Interaction Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work in the area of precision experimental weak interaction physics.

Candidates with outstanding research potential and with an interest and experience in precision studies of the standard model weak interaction, in particular in measurements of rare decays of the pion and the muon, correlations in neutron beta decay, and experimental determination of the muon g-2 gyromagnetic factor, are especially invited to apply. Research will be conducted at the University of Virginia, the Oak Ridge Spallation Neutron Source, and Fermilab.

This position will be supported by National Science Foundation research grants. This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for two additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The completion of a PhD degree in experimental nuclear or high energy physics is required by the appointment start date. Priority will be given to candidates with a track-record of excellence in weak interaction physics research, including both significant analysis experience and hands-on hardware experience.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu); and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0614499.

Review of applications will begin on 4 August 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Professor Dinko Pocanic
Pocanic@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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Laboratory Instrument Maker - Machinist

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Instrument Maker (machinist) to support the research and educational mission of the department and school. The successful candidate will work with undergraduate and graduate students, research professionals, and faculty to fabricate, construct, and/or design instruments for research and instruction. Duties include advanced machining, welding/soldering/brazing, preventative maintenance on shop equipment, and teaching student shop course as needed. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, superior customer service in working with undergraduate and graduate students, research professionals, and faculty to fabricate, construct, and/or design instruments for research and instruction. Incumbent must possess problem solving skills and the ability to multitask in a high-paced academic environment. Applicants must have the ability to work both independently and as a strong team player; have demonstrated mastery of machine tool practices and safety; have the ability to work from sketches and verbal instruction; and understand the fundamentals of industrial design. Demonstrated ability to operate machines and tools such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) mills and lathes to close tolerance is required. A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of four years of experience in similar shop (e.g., "model shop" or similar position in academia or industry) are required. Completion of Journeyperson Apprenticeship Program; Machinist Certificate or Machinist Associate's Degree as well as basic computer skills are strongly preferred. Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding expertise and tool and die maker certification are preferred. CAD skills are preferred.

To apply, please complete an online staff application through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach a resume, a cover letter and contact information for three professional references. Search on posting 0614566. This position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

David Wimer
dfw5a@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 University Staff hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

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Research Scientist in Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications from qualified candidates for a research scientist position in the area of experimental nuclear and particle physics working with the solid polarized target group. The position will be supported by a Department of Energy research contract and the appointment is subject to the availability of funds. The activity that the candidate will undertake may require that they spend a considerable amount of time at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, VA. This is a one year appointment; however appointments may be renewed for additional one- or two-year extensions, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

The qualified candidate will have:
- A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in experimental nuclear or particle physics and at least 2 years in a postdoctoral position at the time of application.
- Demonstrated experience with the principles and operation of solid polarized targets, both in the lab and in spin structure measurements.
- A background and an understanding of techniques to enhance the tensor polarization of deuteron targets.
- Experience with the preparation of experimental proposals to a national lab Program Advisory Committee.
- Experience supervising students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Experience leading and managing research projects independently.

In addition, the qualified candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to develop new experiments and support the interpretation and publishing of results from existing experiments.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0613676.

Review of applications will begin on March 11, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

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

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. 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. The successful candidate will play a leading role in studying Higgs boson production at the LHC, in particular through the detailed observation of the Higgs produced in association with top quarks. 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 make important contributions to the preparations for the upgrade of the CMS calorimetry system for the High-Luminosity LHC era.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics by the appointment start date. Priority 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 0614242. 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 chris.neu@virginia.edu. For full consideration, all materials, including reference letters, should be received by June 15, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Prof. Chris Neu
Chris.neu@virginia.edu

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

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

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