Research Associate in Physics

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-28
Req: R0017997

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a post-doctoral research associate position to work on projects in experimental subatomic (nuclear and particle) physics.

The successful candidate will join the research group of Professor Dinko Pocanic to work on precision experimental tests of the Standard Model with light particles. The group is currently focused on three major projects at different stages of implementation: (a) advanced stage analysis of PEN data, a precision test of lepton universality in pion decay run at PSI, (b) staging and commissioning of the Nab experiment, a precision study of correlations in neutron beta decay at SNS, ORNL, and (c) running of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab and analysis of the acquired data.

The successful candidate is expected to be stationed at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and will take on significant responsibilities in one or two of the above projects.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a PhD degree in Physics, Experimental Nuclear Physics, or Experimental High Energy Physics by the appointment start date. Strong knowledge, skills and experience in experimental nuclear or particle physics, including high proficiency with Geant4 and related CERN library tools, are required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and

attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

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.

For additional information about the position, please contact Dinko Pocanic, Professor, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, 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: 8/30/2020
Application Due: 11/28/2020
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