Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Physics - 515755

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 204461 - Physics

Normal Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Note to Applicants: Applicants should upload a cover letter, a research statement and a CV (that includes a list of publications). In addition, please have at least three references sent directly to Dr. Thejesh N. Bandi, [email protected]. A fixed contribution to the moving expenses will be paid. Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2022 or until the positions are filled.

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

Additional Department Summary: The position involves research activities in the precision timing and frequency area. The selected postdoc will be directly working with the Principal Investigator, focusing on the novel methods and challenges in GNSS research and niche applications.
The position can be extended up to a period of 3 years, on a yearly renewal basis based on the performance. The opportunities to attend conferences and build connections will be encouraged. This is an excellent merit opportunity to a postdoc who is looking to involve in the PNTF lab-building and collaborations with the industries and the PNT labs around the world.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. degree in physics or electrical/optical engineering.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, a research statement and a CV (that includes a list of publications). In addition, please have at least three references sent directly to Dr. Thejesh N. Bandi, [email protected]. A fixed contribution to the moving expenses will be paid. Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2022 or until the positions are filled.

Skills and Knowledge: Programming and data acquisition in Matlab/Mathematica/LabVIEW/Python/Autocad/SolidWorks software. FPGA coding. GNSS methods. Experiments design, handling and data analyses. Knowledge of RF electronics, Optics and Opto-mechanics. Handling Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) and laser systems.

Preferred Qualifications: Background work and experiences in AMO physics, GNSS methods & timescales and/or atomic clocks is required.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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