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Reasearch Associate in Atomic, Molecular and Optics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to utilize ultrafast lasers 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 successful 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 will be supported by a multi-institutional collaborative grant from the Department of Energy. 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 atomic, molecular or optical physics 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.

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 0615124.

Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Professor Bob Jones
bjones@virginia.edu


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

Tammie Shifflett
skypec2c://r/204434-924-6565
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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Faculty Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

The University of Virginia Physics Department is planning to hire a faculty member doing research in condensed-matter theory, broadly construed, desirably with a substantial computational expertise. 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. We expect also a strong interest in teaching and mentoring students.

Those hired will be expected to establish a successful research program as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This appointment is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position level. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or related field at the time of application. The anticipated appointment start date is August 25, 2015.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0615157 and electronically attach the following: a curriculum vitae, a statement describing the proposed research agenda, contact information for at least three references, and a cover letter. Please have the references email letters directly to phys-cm-theo-pos@Virginia.EDU.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014; however, 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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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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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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