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Experimental Research Associate in Medium-Energy Nuclear Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in experimental medium-energy nuclear physics, anticipated to begin July or August 2017. Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics by the appointment start date. 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.

The candidate will work with Prof. Xiaochao Zheng, with a focus on the following Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB) topics (in no particular order): 1) Electromagnetic calorimeter (EMCal) R&D for the SoLID project, including prototype testing using both cosmic rays or test facilities (e.g. JLab, Beijing IHEP, Fermilab); 2) Full-scale simulation for the SoLID EMCal; 3) Data analysis focusing on completed JLab spin structure experiments (the group is currently involved in analysis of the Hall A small-angle GDH and Hall B EG4 experiments); and 4) Play a leading role in the upcoming 12 GeV Hall C A1n experiment. Based on the candidate's research background and profile, he/she may not be in charge of all tasks listed above, but should be able to carry out a majority of them. The candidate will work with undergraduate students on a regular basis, and will assist in guiding graduate students within the group. The candidate is also encouraged to work on independent analysis and/or experimental proposals that will lead to journal publications and further career advancement.

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 0621000. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Xiaochao Zheng (xz5y@virginia.edu).

Review of applications will begin June 10, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Xiaochao Zheng (xz5y@virginia.edu).

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

Andy Cavanaugh
434-924-3798
ac7zk@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/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 2017 and/or Spring 2018 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 and no relocation expenses will be provided. 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 (http://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references. Search on posting 0620978.

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:
Andy Cavanaugh
434-924-3798
ac7zk@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 Theoretical High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Theoretical High Energy Physics, anticipated to begin September 2017. The group's interests include (but are not restricted to) high-temperature field theory, string theory and applications of AdS/CFT. Candidates must have a PhD degree by the appointment start date.

This is a one-year appointment which may be renewed for an additional year, contingent on available funding and satisfactory performance.

In accordance to University of Virginia's regulations, in order to receive consideration, candidates must submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on posting number 0620829.

In addition to submitting your candidate profile through UVA Jobs@, candidates must submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a brief research statement, and contact information for three professional references through AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org), as well as arranging to have three letters of recommendation posted there (preferred) or sent to one of the following committee members: Peter Arnold or Diana Vaman. Our address is Department of Physics, P.O. Box 400714, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714. Review of applications will begin May 10, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to any of the committee listed below:
Peter Arnold (parnold@virginia.edu)
Diana Vaman (dvaman@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/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities are 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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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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