Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Physics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-15-2018

Posting Summary:
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 [email protected] ( and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0622376. 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: [email protected]).

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or [email protected] should be directed to: Andy Cavanaugh: 434-924-3798 (email: [email protected]).

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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