Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Physics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-04-2018

Posting Summary:
Research Associate in Gravitational Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Gravitational Physics. The successful applicant will work with Professor Kent Yagi and students in the group. Candidates are also encouraged to interact and collaborate with faculty members and students at the Department of Astronomy and National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

The group's interests include (but are not restricted to) gravitational-wave physics, nuclear astrophysics, experimental tests of relativity and compact object modeling. For example, current group members are working on (i) probing strong-field gravity with gravitational wave and binary pulsar observations; (ii) studying black hole physics in theories beyond General Relativity; (iii) probing nuclear physics with gravitational waves from binary neutron star mergers; (iv) modeling neutron star interiors; and (v) exploring white dwarf astrophysics with gravitational waves.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Physics or Astronomy by the appointment start date. Sufficient knowledge, skills and experience on research in classical gravity, astrophysics and/or cosmology is required.

The anticipated start date for this position is September, 2019. An earlier or later start date could be considered if mutually desired. This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0624205. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Review of applications will begin on December 1 and the position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Kent Yagi ([email protected]).

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at [email protected]

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Posted: 12/5/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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