[Cugapost] Research Associate Position for Donal Day
lorelei at jlab.org
Wed Jan 24 14:45:47 EST 2018
The Solid Polarized Target group at the University of Virginia invites
applications for a post-doctoral research associate position, to start
in early 2018. Our group currently has three senior members, two
post-doctoral research associates, and 3 graduate students.
We are the leading domestic University-based solid polarized target
research group and actively pursue R&D in evaporation and dilution
refrigerators, superconducting magnets, NMR systems and the dynamic
nuclear polarization of target materials.
The successful candidate will join our efforts on the polarized Seaquest
experiment (E1039) at Fermilab and at Jefferson Lab where we are have
commitments in multiple halls. The ultimate aim of our program is to
understand the structure of nucleons and nuclei. The associate will
expected to travel for various, and possibly extended, periods to
Jefferson Lab and Fermilab.
The successful applicant will acquire the skills needed to contribute to
research with polarized targets and nuclear/particle spin-physics
analysis as well as play a leading role in the preparation and data
collection of one or more of our experiments. They will be expected to
propose new experiments.
A Ph.D. in experimental or theoretical nuclear, particle, or high-energy
physics (or closely related field) is required before the start date.
Applicants must have good written and verbal communication skills as
indicated by scientific publications in preeminent refereed journals,
conference presentations, etc. and must possess a general knowledge of
nuclear and particle physics.
Experience/expertise in one or more of the following areas is strongly
desired: Physics of medium- or high-energy electron scattering; advanced
statistical analysis techniques; previous analysis of asymmetry data;
experience with high vacuum and cryogenics, polarization technologies,
and scientific software development experience with one or more of the
following: GEANT4, Fluka, C++, Python and LabView.
To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs at Uva
and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the
contact information for three professional references; search on posting
Review of applications will begin January 25, 2018;
however, the position will remain open until filled.
Questions regarding this particular position should be directed to Donal
Day (email: dbd at virginia.edu <mailto:dbd at virginia.edu>).
Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs at UVA should be
directed to: Andy Cavanaugh: 434-924-3798 (email: ac7zk at virginia.edu
<mailto:ac7zk at 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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