Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Physics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-09-2016

Posting Summary:
The Experimental Particle High Energy Physics group at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Research Associate. This position is will participate in the NOvA experiment at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory located in Batavia, Illinois. NOvA is a premier long-baseline neutrino experiment and a flagship endeavor of the Fermilab physics program which is making seminal measurements of fundamental neutrino parameters. The UVa High Energy physics group has been a leading member of the NOvA collaboration since its inception and has had major hardware and analysis responsibilities. This research position will be stationed at Fermilab, with occasional travel to Charlottesville, and is expected to take a leadership role in the NOvA physics analysis. Applicants must have a PhD in experimental particle or nuclear physics by the appointment start date, and must be proficient with modern software analysis tools used in these fields. The anticipated start date is February 2017. Review of applications will begin December 19, 2016; however the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA ( and search for posting 0619944. Electronically attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of your research interests, and contact information for three professional references- name, email and phone number. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Prof. E. Craig Dukes
Department of Physics, University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400714, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714, USA
or via e-mail to

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/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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