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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 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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