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Research Associate in Physics


Research Associate in Physics

  • R0034934
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics to work with Prof. Bob Jones exploring electron dynamics in molecules on femto- and atto-second time-scales.

Highly motivated candidates with interests in ultrafast molecular dynamics and experience with short-pulse and high-intensity lasers, including high harmonic and attosecond pulse generation, are especially encouraged to apply. This position is supported by a multi-institutional collaborative grant from the Department of Energy. The candidate's research will be conducted at the University of Virginia, in collaboration with experimental and theoretical research groups at the Ohio State University and Louisiana State University, respectively.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have completed the requirements for a PhD in experimental atomic, molecular or optical physics (or a closely related field relevant to the project), prior to the appointment start date. Priority will be given to candidates with experimental expertise in the interactions of intense, ultra-short laser pulses with molecules. The position requires strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills. The candidate is expected to play a prominent role in the design and performance of experiments and associated data analysis, the dissemination of results through peer reviewed publications and oral presentations at professional conferences and meetings, and serve as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students in the group.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs andattach
  • A cover letter that explains why you are interested in the position, and a brief summary of your relevant research experience (max. 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references. Listing them here represents permission to contact them unless you specify otherwise.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2022 , 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 that may be renewed for two additional one-year term, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions about the position, please contactBob Jones, Professor, at bjones@virginia.edu .

For questions about the application, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@virginia.edu

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding 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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