Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Details

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-22
Req: R-563

Title:

306-YN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Additional Titles:

Location:

Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Fundamental Quantum Physics lab at Washington State University (WSU) has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher. Prof. Engels’ group conducts a multifaceted research program in the area of ultracold quantum gases, including dilute-gas Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) and degenerate Fermi gases (DFGs). Current research directions include, among others, spin-orbit coupling and artificial gauge field in BECs, quantum hydrodynamics including multicomponent solitons and quantum turbulence, and ultracold atoms in microgravity. For more information on our group, please visit https://labs.wsu.edu/engels. Our group enjoys many fruitful collaborations with local, nation and international theory groups.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in Physics or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Physics, be highly motivated, have extensive experience with ultracold quantum gas experiments, have a track record of scientific publications relevant to quantum gases, and be prepared to assume a leading role in one of our experiments. They are expected to assume day-to-day responsibilities in the lab, actively participate in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students performing research in the lab and contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and presentations at conference. Our group maintains a highly collegial work environment in which all team members work together in a positive manner. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at WSU comprises an international group of graduate researchers and values diversity at all levels.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary:

Commensurate with experience, education, and University policy

FTE:

100%

Tenure Track:

No

Permanent/Temporary:

Temporary

Position Term in months:

12 mo

Overtime Eligibility:

Overtime eligible

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:

physics.wsu.edu

Background Check:

This position has been determined to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date:

Screening will begin on March 1, 2021, and will remain ongoing until a successful candidate has been identified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume, 2) summary of work experience and research interests, and 3) publication record. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:

Please upload only the below documents to your application.

  • A full Curriculum Vitae

  • A summary of work experience and research interests (upload as “Cover Letter”)

  • Publication record

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

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WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

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WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

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WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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