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Research Associate in Experimental Particle Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia (UVA) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work in the area of experimental particle physics on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

 

The UVA-CMS group is led by three faculty: B. Cox, R. Hirosky, and C. Neu. We have a history of involvement in several physics research areas, including studies of the Higgs boson, Standard Model (SM) measurements of top-quark production and quantum chromodynamics (QCD), and searches for supersymmetry (SUSY) and other exotic forms of matter. The position will include both hardware and data analysis opportunities.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to play a leadership role in the operation of UVA as an Assembly Center for the Barrel Timing Layer of the MIP Timing Detector (MTD) upgrade to the CMS experiment. This is a unique opportunity in experimental collider physics where one will be able to participate in the simulation, prototyping, fabrication, integration and commissioning of a completely new sub-detector at an LHC experiment.  Further, the successful candidate will have a chance to work on the analysis of data from the upcoming Run 3 at CMS.  Specifically, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join existing efforts studying machine learning techniques in the context of searches for di-Higgs production, dark matter and exotic long-lived particles at CMS. Finally, the successful candidate will have the chance to mentor a diverse team of talented graduate and undergraduate students engaged in research on CMS.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in experimental particle physics or a related field is required by the appointment start date. The position is primarily based in Charlottesville, Virginia but candidates must also be willing and able to spend a portion of their appointment in residence at CERN located in Geneva, Switzerland. Priority will be given to candidates with a proven track record of excellence in LHC physics research, including both significant hardware and data analysis experience.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online 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.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.  The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

 

 

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

 

For additional information about the position, please contact Chris Neu, Associate Professor, at chris.neu@virginia.edu.
 

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, 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 which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, 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 gravity group in the Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral research-associate position in gravitational physics. 

 

The successful applicant will work with Assistant Professor David Nichols and other members of the gravity group (Assistant Professor Kent Yagi, Research Associate Alex Saffer, and several graduate and undergraduate students). There will also be the opportunity to work with other members of the Department of Physics, the Department of Astronomy, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) with whom the gravity group collaborates. Research associates have access to the Rivanna cluster, the high-performance-computing system housed at the University of Virginia, which has 8000 cores.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field by the beginning of the appointment. It would be beneficial for candidates to have significant research experience in some aspect of gravitational physics (such as analytical or numerical relativity, gravitational-wave data analysis, multi-messenger astrophysics, or cosmology), which would be demonstrated, for example, by papers published and talks delivered on these subjects.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs  and attach a one-page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and experience (at most three pages), and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Please submit these attachments as PDF files and format them using at least 11pt font and 1-inch margins. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. Starting date is flexible, but the anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.

 

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. 

 

 

For questions about the position, please contact David Nichols, Assistant Professor, at david.nichols@virginia.edu.

 

For questions about the application, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, 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.

 

Centrally located in Virginia, Charlottesville boasts a thriving intellectual community and cultural life, with easy access to recreational venues and convenient travel to Richmond, Washington D.C. and SAMSI, which combine to make UVa a most desirable place to live and work. For more information about UVA and the area, please visit http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html.

 

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 Physics

The Experimental High Energy Physics group at the University of Virginia is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill a postdoctoral position working on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

The UVa group is very active in data analyses, which include searches for new physics, and hardware projects, including the new CMS Phase 2 timing detector and CMS electromagnetic detector  upgrade.  Candidates should have experience and interest in developing the technology  for the timing detector R&D and construction of the timing detector proper. The candidate should also have a strong record of accomplishment in data analysis. The UVa Hep group is involved in several physics studies including searched for supersymmetery in states with photons, searches for Higgs particles with various signature, and various top measurements.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIRMENTS: Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. in physic,s specifically in High Energy Physics at the time of appointment. Candidates will be expected to help mentor graduate students and should have strong communication skills and potential for leadership. 
 

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 July 5, 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 Brad Cox, Professor of Physics, bbc2x@virginia.edu
 

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, 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 in Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia (UVA) invites applicants for a Research Associate position to work on photonuclear experiments at the High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS) of the Tri-Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) located on the campus of Duke University. 

 

Our program of experiments is focused primarily on photodisintegration of few-body systems with special attention to anomalous structures previously observed in two-body  final states of other reactions.  Preparations are currently underway for measurements of the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn integrand for the deuteron with photon energies up to 20 MeV; of T20 for deuteron photodisintegration; of asymmetries in ; and of angular distributions in .   For these we have developed an 88-detector neutron detector array, are commissioning a 72-detector neutron polarimeter, and are collaborating with the University of Virginia Polarized Target Group to commission a dynamically polarized hydrogen/deuterium target.  These studies are being complemented by measurements of angular and energy asymmetries in the Bethe-Heitler process for which we are commissioning experimental apparatus consisting of a magnet, four multi-plane wire chambers, and two scintillator hodoscopes.  This program is being carried out in collaboration with scientists from UVA, the University of Saskatchewan, and Jefferson Lab as well as TUNL staff.  Our group consists of one faculty, one research associate, and three graduate students.  The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the preparation, execution, and analysis of these experiments and will be encouraged to develop proposals for complementary experiments.  Experience with hardware (especially polarized targets), CAD software, and GEANT simulations is desirable.

 

Qualification Requirements:  Candidates must have a PhD degree in Physics by the appointment start date.  Strong knowledge, skills, and experience in at least some of the following are required: experimental nuclear or particle physics, detector design and construction, experimental simulation, dynamically polarized target construction or operation.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Associate-in-Physics_R0001945  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 June 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 Blaine Norum, Professor, ben@virginia.edu
 

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, 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 in Computational/Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

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

The successful candidate will work on the theoretical modeling and numerical simulations of strongly correlated electron systems, with emphasis on large-scale dynamical simulations. The focus will be on the combination of many-body techniques (e.g. dynamical mean-field theory, quantum Monte Carlo simulations, etc) with the modern machine learning methods. Demonstrated experience in machine learning and related data science background will be highly favored.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  A Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field is required by the appointment start date. Strong coding ability and computational experience are required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at  https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Associate-in-Computational-Theoretical-Condensed-Matter-Physics_R0010810 attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. Starting date is flexible, but the anticipated start date is early 2020. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

 

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. 

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Gia-Wei Chern, Assistant Professor, at gchern@virginia.edu. 

Questions regarding the application should be directed to: Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, 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 in Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a post-doctoral Research Associate position to work on the installation and running of the Super BigBite (SBS) project experiments and on the preparations for the proposed SoLID project at the Jefferson Lab.

 

The successful candidate will join the research group of Professor Nilanga Liyanage and Dr. Kondo Gnanvo which has a large program to develop Micro Pattern Gas Detector (MPGD) based particle tracking systems for ongoing and future experiments at Jefferson lab and at the proposed Electron Ion Collider (EIC).   We currently are playing a leading role on the SBS project, where we are responsible for the fabrication, installation and commissioning of the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector-based tracker.   We are also leading the design and development of GEM detectors for SoLID and Moller projects at Jefferson Lab.

 

The successful candidate is expected to be stationed at the Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia, to take a leading role in managing the installation, commissioning and running of the SBS GEM trackers.

 

QUALIFCATION REQUIRMENTS: The successful candidate must have a PhD in experimental nuclear physics or in experimental high energy physics by the start date. Experience with detector hardware and/or data acquisition systems is preferred. Strong knowledge, skills and experience in some of the following fields are required: experimental nuclear or particle physics, particle detector installation, or data acquisition.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs.  Look for position R0009599.  [direct link]

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 September 2, 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 Nilanga Liyanage, Professor, at  nl8n@virginia.edu

 

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, 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  (search for position R0002943) 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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