Physics & Astronomy Open Positions

University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Adjunct Professor Position in Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Adjunct Professor in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics. Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. Postdoctoral experience and a record of research accomplishments are preferred. Areas of research interest include topological materials, correlated matter, light-matter interfaces and nonequilibrium phenomena. The candidate is expected to teach courses, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, during the academic year and to carry out independent and collaborative research. Please submit your application materials at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01976.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interest, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to the same address.

The deadline for applications is February 22, 2016.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.


University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Position: Experimental High Energy Physics at the Compact Muon Solenoid

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the University of California,  Los Angeles (UCLA). UCLA plays a leading role in the Compact Muon  Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC in data analysis and in detector construction and operations.

The successful applicant will work in the research group of Profs. Robert Cousins, Jay Hauser and David Saltzberg. The UCLA CMS group serves in leadership positions in the endcap muon detector system and its electronics. The position will include development of trigger electronics for the new Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) muon detectors and will be initially based at UCLA. The position would also include data analysis, especially in future years, and could optionally include relocation to CERN.

The group is looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics. Applicants should send a CV, a list of publications to which he or she made a specific contribution, and a brief statement of research interests to cmspostdocsearch@physics.ucla.edu . Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address.

For full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2016. However, the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Women and minority candidates are urged to apply. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Researcher Position in Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Researcher in the area of multi-scale physics of Black Holes, stars, and exoplanets. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field and a demonstrated background in Black Hole physics.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a publication list. Please submit your application materials at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01938. The deadline for applications is February 4, 2016.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.


University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Researcher Position in Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Researcher in the area of infrared and radio properties of extremely luminous galaxies. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field and a demonstrated background in infrared astronomy.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a publication list. Please submit your application materials at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01926. The deadline for applications is Jan. 27, 2016.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.


University of California, Los Angeles
Faculty Position in Theoretical High Energy Physics

 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in theoretical high-energy physics with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016.  Areas of particular interest are quantum field theory, amplitudes, string theory, AdS/CFT and related areas.  Qualified applicants for associate and full professor positions may also be considered.  The Department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research and excellence in teaching.  The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  Exceptional candidates may be awarded the Mani L. Bhaumik Presidential Endowed Chair in Theoretical Physics.  A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Applicants should apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01774.  Please submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and plans, a list of publications, and a statement of teaching experience or interest.  Also arrange through this website to have 3-5 letters of recommendation submitted.  For more information contact Laurie Ultan-Thomas, administrative analyst, at chair@physics.ucla.edu, or 310-825-3440, or 475 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547.

For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2016.  Review of applications will start on December 7, 2015.  However, applications will be accepted until the search is closed.  Please refer to tracking number #JPF01774 in all correspondence.  The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


University of California, Los Angeles
Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position in experimental nuclear and elementary particle physics with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016.   Qualified applicants for associate professor and professor ranks may also be considered.  The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, the graduate student population, and the majors in physics and astronomy.  The UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy has active research programs in nuclear and particle physics that include heavy ion collisions at RHIC, collider physics at the CMS experiment at the LHC, direct dark matter detection using noble liquids, indirect searches for dark matter, high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics, searches for ultra-high-energy cosmic neutrinos, and neutrinoless double beta decay.   Candidates from all areas of experimental nuclear and particle physics are invited to apply.  A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  

Applicants should apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01535 . Please submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and plans, a list of publications, and a statement of teaching experience or interest.  Also arrange through this website to have three letters of recommendation submitted.  For more information contact Laurie Ultan-Thomas, administrative analyst, at chair@physics.ucla.edu, or 310-825-3440, or 475 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547.

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2015.  However, the search will remain open until the position is filled.  Please refer to tracking number #JPF01535 in all correspondence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct .


University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral position in Theoretical Particle Physics and Astroparticle Physics

UCLA is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position to begin in September 2016. This appointment is for two years, renewable for a third, contingent upon funding availability. The successful applicant is expected to conduct research in theoretical particle physics and astroparticle physics, and to interact with Prof. Graciela Gelmini, Prof. Alexander Kusenko, and other members of the department. Three letters of recommendation are required.

More details about this postdoctoral position as well as application information can be found at this link.

Application deadline: November 28, 2015.


University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral position in multi-scale physics of black holes, stars and exoplanets

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Smadar Naoz's research group within UCLA's department of physics and astronomy. The position will involve independent research and collaboration with Professor Smadar Naoz. The research topics are broadly related to dynamical gravitational interactions covering a wide range of scales which include (but are not limited to):

  • Planetary system dynamical interactions
  • Multi stellar system interactions and stellar evolution
  • Stellar dynamics in the presence of an extreme gravitational potential, such as massive black holes

A successful candidate will be able to join the Galactic Center group and/or iPLEX depending on the specific research interests. Furthermore, a successful candidate will be joining a very active astronomy department that is playing a leading role in both Keck and TMT.

Candidates with interest in these topics are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and/or equivalent field by the date of hire. The position will initially be for one year, with an extension on a year-by-year basis up to three years total, pending satisfactory performance.

Application deadline: December 15, 2015

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