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Research Associate

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to do experimental work in atomic physics.

 

The successful candidate will help develop a Sagnac interferometer gyroscope using atoms trapped on an atom chip. Experience with atom chips is preferred, and experience with atom interferometry and Bose-Einstein condensates is also valuable. Candidates should have a strong record of research achievement in atomic physics or a related discipline. The project will be part of the DARPA A-PhI program, and includes opportunities to collaborate with industry partners Northrop Grumman, ColdQuanta, and Space Dynamics Lab.

 

QUALIFCATION REQUIRMENTS: The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field by appointment start date is required.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs  by attaching a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on 3/1/2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

 

 

This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

 

For questions about the position, please contact Cass Sackett at sackett@virginia.edu.

 

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

 

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Research Associate

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a Research Associate position to work on the approved Mu2e experiments at Fermilab and the proposed LDMX experiment.  

 

We are currently playing a leading role on the Mu2e experiment, where we are responsible for fabrication of the cosmic ray veto subsystem. We are also making important contributions to LDMX (potentially located at SLAC), a novel proposed experiment with unprecedented sensitivity to light dark matter.   The group is also active in the NOvA experiment and made significant contributions to the fabrication of the NOVA detector.  The Intensity Frontier effort at Virginia comprises two faculty, one research scientist, two postdoctoral researchers, and four graduate students, working under Professors Craig Dukes and Craig Group.

 

A PhD in Physics is required and a PhD in Experimental High Energy Physics is strongly preferred.  Experience with hardware, CAD software, and GEANT simulations will be considered useful skills when considering candidates. The successful candidate is expected to take leading roles in managing Mu2e fabrication and commissioning efforts for the cosmic ray veto and future UVA contributions to LDMX. Candidates are expected to be stationed in Charlottesville, but must be able to participate in substantial deployments to Fermilab and the chosen LDMX site. 

 

QUALIFCATION REQUIRMENTS: Candidates must have a PhD degree in Physics by the appointment start date. Strong knowledge, skills and experience in some of the following fields are required: experimental particle or nuclear physics, particle detector design, construction, or simulation. Candidates with experience in particle physics detector hardware will be preferred.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs  and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.

 

 

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. 

 

This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

 

For additional information about the position, please contact Craig Group (rcg6p@virginia.edu)
 

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Research Associate in AMO Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in AMO Physics with specialization on quantum simulation with ultracold atoms in optical lattices.  The successful applicant will work with Prof. Peter Schauss and students in the group. 

 

The group's interests include (but are not restricted to) ultracold atoms, degenerate Fermi gases, quantum simulation of condensed matter models, single-site imaging of atoms in optical lattices and Rydberg atoms. Our group is currently working on setting up a new laboratory for single-site imaging of ultracold fermionic lithium atoms in novel lattice geometries to study exotic Hubbard Hamiltonians. 

The successful candidate will be strongly involved in the building process of the experiment, in the data taking after completion of the setup and in the work with the students in the lab.

 

QUALIFCATION REQUIRMENTS: Candidates must have a PhD degree in Physics by the appointment start date. Strong knowledge, skills and experience in several of the following fields are required: ultracold atoms, laser cooling, ultra-high vacuum equipment, diode lasers, high power infrared lasers, electronics, and optics. Of advantage is knowledge about ultracold atoms in optical lattices and Hubbard models as well as a background in condensed matter physics. Candidates with research experience at an ultracold atom experiment will be preferred.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs  and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

Position Compensation Range: $47,500.00 - Annual

 

 

The anticipated start date for this position is March 2019. An earlier or later start date will be considered if mutually desired. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

 

For additional information about the position, please contact Peter Schauss (ps@virginia.edu)
 

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

More details can be found on the group website http://faculty.virginia.edu/ultracold_matter/

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Research Assistant Professor - Solid Polarized Target

The University of Virginia Department of Physics invites applicants for a Research Assistant Professor position. We seek an experimental physicist with a strong record of research in nuclear physics exploiting solid polarized targets. The successful candidate will take the lead in the design and construction of innovative cryogenic polarized targets in collaboration with the existing Solid Polarized Target Group at the University of Virginia, while developing future research directions.

Upon joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, the new research faculty member will be expected to establish a vibrant and successful research program in physics; obtain external funding; and mentor doctoral students. The position is non-tenure-track and continuation of the appointment beyond an initial three year period is conditional on maintenance of external research funding. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2018; however, later applications may be considered until the position is filled. This position is anticipated to start in June 2019. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of application.

To apply, visit Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and search on posting number 0624473. Complete a candidate profile online; attach a cover letter of interest, a research statement describing both experience and the proposed research agenda, a curriculum vitae, a publication list (as Other 1), and contact information for three references. These references should email letters of support directly to phys-poltarg-search@virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos at skh7b@virginia.edu.

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

For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html.

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 Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to do theoretical work in condensed matter physics.

The successful candidate will work on theoretical modeling and numerical simulations of strongly interacting electron systems. Experience with quantum field theory and quantum kinetic theory is preferable. The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field by appointment start date is required. The appointment can be extended for up to three years, with the initial one-year appointment being extendable by two additional one-year terms, contingent upon satisfactory performance.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624610. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.

Review of applications will begin on December 28, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. The expected starting date is August 25 2019, but is flexible.

For additional information about the position, please contact Professor Dima Pesin at dp7bx@virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Research Associate in Gravitational Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Gravitational Physics. The successful applicant will work with Professor Kent Yagi and students in the group. Candidates are also encouraged to interact and collaborate with faculty members and students at the Department of Astronomy and National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

The group's interests include (but are not restricted to) gravitational-wave physics, nuclear astrophysics, experimental tests of relativity and compact object modeling. For example, current group members are working on (i) probing strong-field gravity with gravitational wave and binary pulsar observations; (ii) studying black hole physics in theories beyond General Relativity; (iii) probing nuclear physics with gravitational waves from binary neutron star mergers; (iv) modeling neutron star interiors; and (v) exploring white dwarf astrophysics with gravitational waves.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Physics or Astronomy by the appointment start date. Sufficient knowledge, skills and experience on research in classical gravity, astrophysics and/or cosmology is required.

The anticipated start date for this position is September, 2019. An earlier or later start date could be considered if mutually desired. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624205. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Review of applications will begin on December 1 and the position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Kent Yagi (ky5t@virginia.edu).

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.  

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Research Associate in Atomic, Molecular and Optics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics to explore electron dynamics in molecules on femto- and atto-second time-scales.

Highly motivated candidates with interests in ultrafast molecular dynamics and experience with short-pulse and high-intensity lasers, including high harmonic and attosecond pulse generation, are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate's research will be conducted at the University of Virginia, with the potential for collaboration with experimental and theoretical research groups at the Ohio State University and Louisiana State University, respectively.

This position is supported by a multi-institutional collaborative grant from the Department of Energy. Candidates must have completed the requirements for a PhD in experimental atomic, molecular or optical physics (or a related field), prior to the appointment start date. Priority will be given to candidates with experimental expertise in the interactions of intense, ultra-short laser pulses with molecules. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623888. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2018; however, the position will remain open to applications until filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Bob Jones at bjones@virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.  

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical General Relativity

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 including numerical relativity, gravitational waves and cosmology. 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, 2018; however, later applications may be considered until the position is filled.
The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of July 25,
2019. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field at the time of
application.


To apply, visit jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85227. Complete a candidate
profile online; attach a cover letter of interest, a statement describing the proposed research
agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a publication list (as Other 1), and contact
information for three references. Have the reference letter writers email letters directly to
phys-astro-job@virginia.edu.


For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos at
skh7b@virginia.edu.


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


UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To
learn more about these services, please visit http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.
For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit
http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html.


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 (Cox, Hirosky, Neu) has a wide range of physics interests, including Higgs boson studies, SM measurements, and searches for SUSY and other exotic forms of matter. Our detector efforts have focused on the CMS electromagnetic (ECAL) and hadronic calorimetry and we are currently involved in upgrades for the High-Luminosity LHC era for ECAL and a dedicated precision timing detector.

The successful candidate would be stationed primarily at CERN and be expected to contribute to work in calorimeter operations, studies and upgrades. A portion of the appointment may also require residence
at the University of Virginia or Fermilab. Our postdoctoral research associates have opportunities to collaborate with UVa students, scientists, and faculty, and can also develop their own interests and projects.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics by the appointment start date. Priority will be given to candidates based on excellence in LHC physics research, including data analysis and/or hardware experience.

This is initially a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for 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 0623486. 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 Hirosky@Virginia.Edu. Review of applications will begin July 10, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Prof. Bob Hirosky
Hirosky@Virginia.Edu

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
Andy Cavanaugh
ac7zk@virginia.edu
434-924-3798

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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