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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, 434-924-6565434-924-6565, 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 Nuclear and Particle Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate to work in the operation and maintenance of Jefferson Lab Moller polarimeters and in the area of detector development for experimental nuclear and particle physics. Candidates with outstanding research potential and expertise in beam polarimetry are invited to apply.

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

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics, as well as, a strong background in particle beam polarimetry and polarized electron beams is required by the appointment start date.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting 0617939.

Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Nilanga Liyanage
nl8n@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 Polarized Target Physics

The Polarized Target group at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position. Our group currently has two research faculty, one research scientist and one post-doctoral research associate, and 3 graduate students.

The successful candidate will join our group's program of studies with both polarized and unpolarized targets. At Fermilab we have a major role in the upcoming polarized Drell-Yan experiment. At Jefferson Lab we have spokesperson responsibilities for experiments in Hall A, Hall B and Hall C with a focus on spin degrees of freedom with both electrons and photons. Our other major focus is on extracting the momentum and energy distribution of nucleons in the ground state of the nucleus, especially the short distance behavior of interacting nucleons.

Our group has a strong program of target physics studies in our polarized target laboratory where we have a 4He evaporation refrigerator working with an 8 T superconducting solenoid. A dilution refrigerator is under development. Polarized materials are tested under irradiation and chemical doping for use in Jefferson Lab experiments.

Opportunities to participate in other related experiments in all four halls at Jefferson Lab are available. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in the preparation, data collection and analysis phases of one or more of these experiments, and is encouraged to propose new experiments.

The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics by appointment start date is required. Candidates with a background in experimental nuclear or particle physics are preferred. Experience in the analysis of spin structure experiments and with solid polarized targets are important.

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

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on posting 0617436.

Review of applications will begin on November 02, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Donal Day
dbd@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 Quantum Optics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work with the experimental quantum optics group of Olivier Pfister on the implementation of quantum-state tomography by photon-number-resolved measurements.

Demonstrated experience in quantum optics with stable lasers and optical parametric oscillators, as well as proficiency in photon-number-resolved measurements is preferred; however, all candidates with superior proficiency in experimental AMO physics will be considered. The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics by appointment start date is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills.

This position will be supported by grants from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. National Science Foundation. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for one or two additional years, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVa (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 0617218 .

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2015 with a preferred start date of October 5, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Professor Olivier Pfister
opfister@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 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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