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Research Associate in Experimental Condensed Matter

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to utilize neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to explore structures and dynamics of strongly correlated electron systems.

Highly motivated candidates with strong interest in materials physics and experience with diffraction, elastic and inelastic scattering and sample growth, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate's 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 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 condensed matter prior to the appointment start date of March 2015. Priority will be given to candidates with experimental expertise in scattering, data analysis and sample growth.

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 0615687.

Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Professor Despina Louca
dl4f@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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Mechanical Technician - (Part-time)

The University of Virginia, Department of Physics is currently seeking a part-time mechanical technician to work with the experimental High Energy Physics Group on the fabrication of the Cosmic Ray Veto, a component of the Mu2e detector, a major international experiment to be mounted at Fermilab, outside of Chicago, Illinois. Our group is in charge of all aspects of the Cosmic Ray Veto, from design to fabrication and testing.

The primary responsibilities of the mechanical technician are: (1) assisting in the design of the assembly and test stations needed to manufacture the components of the Cosmic Ray Veto; (2) ordering the assembly and testing jigs needed for the fabrication of the various components of the Cosmic Ray Veto; (3) assembling the fabrication jigs to be made in-house; (4) coordinating with stockroom manager in ordering parts and stocking equipment needed for the fabrication effort; (5) overseeing and training staff personnel and students involved in the fabrication effort of the components of the Cosmic Ray Veto; (6) leading the testing effort of the assembled components; (7) performing repairs and minor modifications to the assembly equipment, using hand and power tools if needed; (8) shipping the components of the Cosmic Ray Veto to Fermilab; (9) training and overseeing students helping with the fabrication effort; (10) keeping accurate records of supplies, shipments, expenditures, hours worked, test results, and any other items requested by the project management; and (11) Perform other daily duties as needed, but not limited to, moving equipment and running errands to purchase supplies and (12) promoting and ensuring a safe working environment. 

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  One year post-high school technical education training is required.  At least two years of mechanical design or fabrication experience is required.  At least one year of overseeing, training and managing fabrication effort in a laboratory is required.  A demonstrated ability to design and fabricate simple mechanical assemblies; some CAD design experience (preferably AutoCAD Inventor); the ability to work independently; good written and verbal communication skills and travel as needed for the project. Working skill in the use of electric hand and shop tools is required.  A valid driver’s license is and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and CAD are required.   At least two years of experience in a workshop or laboratory setting is preferred.  Preference will be given to those with some knowledge of electrical components.

The work will be carried out at the High Energy Physics Laboratory at the University of Virginia. Occasional travel to Fermilab and other collaborating institutions may be required.   

Interested candidates are to submit a CV/Resume, Cover Letter and Contact information for 3 References -- name, email, phone and complete a staff application at http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75235

This is a wage position and does not carry benefits. Position will remain open until filled. Hours are flexible and may vary per week, not to exceed a total of 1500 hours per fiscal year. It is expected that the position will last for five years.  

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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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
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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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 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
 

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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