Research Associate in Physics

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-05
Req: R0020937

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a post-doctoral research associate position to work in quantum optics and quantum information.

The successful candidate will join the Quantum Fields and Quantum Information group, under the direction of Prof. Olivier Pfister, and will conduct experimental research (and, possibly, theoretical research) on the implementation of quantum computing using continuous-variable quantum optics.

The successful candidate will be expected to work independently and in teams, assisting with advising graduate students, depending on the project.

QUALIFCATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a PhD degree in experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics by the appointment start date. Strong knowledge of nonlinear optics, quantum optics, and quantum information is required. Experience with continuous-variable quantum information is a definite plus but is not 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 January 1, 2021, 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 Olivier Pfister, 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: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 4/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time