Research Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Physics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-06-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Scientist to work in the area of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector development and fabrication for experimental nuclear and particle physics. Candidates with outstanding research potential, an educational vision, and expertise in GEM detector technology are especially invited to apply. This position will be supported by a Department of Energy research contract and is renewable yearly based upon the availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

The candidate will take part in leading prototyping, construction, testing, and commissioning of Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) based trackers for 12 GeV experimental programs in hall A at Jefferson Lab.

A Ph.D. in Physics, at least three years of postdoctoral research experience and a strong background in particle detector technology is required.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA ( and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0620103.

Review of applications will begin on January 27, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Nilanga Liyanage

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett

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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