[Cugapost] Postdoc Position at UMass---a message from Krishna Kumar

Rachel Harris harris at jlab.org
Fri Jul 23 09:52:36 EDT 2010


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position with the 
Experimental Nuclear Physics Group at UMass, Amherst. The position is 
for one year initially, with the possibility of renewal for up to three 
years upon mutual agreement and availability of funds. The primary 
responsibility of the successful candidate will be to participate in the 
design of two new parity-violating electron scattering projects which 
are being developed to exploit the large luminosity, high energy 
electron beam that becomes available after the 12 GeV upgrade of 
Jefferson Laboratory. These experiments will search for physics beyond 
the Standard Model at the TeV scale and probe novel aspects of the QCD 
structure of the nucleon. More details on the projects can be found 
at http://people.umass.edu/kkumar/pv12gev.html

The candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the data 
analyses of the HAPPEXIII and PREX experiments, both of which completed 
physics data collection recently. These measurements will test low 
energy QCD by probing the strangeness content of the nucleon and the 
neutron distribution inside nuclei with unprecedented precision. 

The successful candidate will have the flexibility to reside either at 
UMass or at Jefferson Laboratory and will have the opportunity to 
participate in other ongoing research of the group. Applicants must have 
a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics. Prior experience 
with both software and hardware in accelerator-based experiments is 
desirable. Applicants should send a CV, a description of research 
interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent 
directly to Prof. Krishna S. Kumar, Department of Physics, University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Review of applications will begin 
August 1, 2010. The start date can be as early as September 1, 2010. The 
position remains open until filled. 

The Physics Department is committed in its efforts to hire candidates 
who will enhance the diversity and gender balance its faculty, staff and 
students. We strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to 
apply. /The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer./

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