Physics & Astronomy Open Positions

University of California, Los Angeles
Faculty Positions in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty appointments in experimental hard condensed matter physics, broadly defined.  Qualified applicants at the Associate Professor and Professor levels are also encouraged to apply.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. The Department is seeking candidates with demonstrated 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. 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/JPF04045.  Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and plans, and a list of publications. Statements on teaching and contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion are required for a complete application. (Please visit the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on this Statement: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/facult....)  At least three, and up to five letters of recommendation are to be submitted through the same website.  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 4, 2019, when the review of applications will commence.  Applications will be accepted after that date and until the search is closed.  Please refer to tracking number # JPF04045 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.


Postdoctoral Position
Particle Astrophysics using The IceCube Neutrino Factory at the 
University of California, Los Angeles

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the University of California,  Los Angeles (UCLA) on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The antarctic IceCube detector, completed in 2010, is designed to measure neutrinos in the TeV to PeV range, in particular those from astrophysical sources. UCLA plays a large role in a number of leading experiments in high-energy and astroparticle physics, including IceCube, CTA, VERITAS, SPT, ANITA, CMB-S4, and CMS.

The successful applicant will work in the research group of Prof. Nathan Whitehorn. UCLA’s efforts on IceCube are focused on astrophysical neutrino measurements, in particular those areas closely related to the detector involving diffuse and point-source searches. The position is expected to be focused on development of novel techniques for the reconstruction of muons in the detector and applications of those techniques to searches for sources of high-energy neutrinos, although the successful candidate would be afforded significant independence.

The group is looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in High-Energy Physics, Cosmology, or Astronomy. 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 i3postdocsearch@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 November 15, 2018. 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. 

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


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


The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a part-time (40%) Assistant Researcher in the area of experimental Laser-Plasma Physics. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and a demonstrated background in experimental laser-plasma physics, particle acceleration by intense lasers, computational plasma modeling, and experimental data acquisition and analysis. Specifically, qualified candidates should have a demonstrated background in the design of high-repetition rate laser-plasma experiments in the field of laboratory astrophysics, as well as in numerical modeling of plasmas with magnetohydrodynamic and particle-in-cell codes.

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a publication list and a diversity statement. Please submit your application materials at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03934. The deadline for applications is August 10, 2018.
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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


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

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Assistant Researcher in the area of Plasma and Fusion Physics. The position will involve experimental investigation of fast-ion physics in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak Upgrade (MAST-U) facility, located at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), based at the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, UK. The investigative effort, to be performed in collaboration with the MAST-U Research Team, will address multiple aspects of fast-ion physics, including fast-ion driven instabilities, fast-ion transport and their impacts on fast-ion current drive and heating. Tasks include (1) design and performance of experiments, (2) analysis of data from plasma fluctuation diagnostics and fast-ion population diagnostics and (3) validation of simulation with experimental results in collaboration with simulation code experts. All work will take place at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field, and a demonstrated background directly applicable to the investigative effort and task. Ideally, the candidate should have several years related work experience following receipt of a Ph.D.. Familiarity with relevant transport modeling codes such as TRANSP and simulation codes for fast-ion instabilities are significant pluses. Candidates should provide a curriculum vita, a publication list and arrange for 2-3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. Please submit your application materials at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03764. For full consideration, applications should be received by June 15, 2018.  Review of applications will start on June 15, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the search is closed. 
 
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  https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscriminatioHarassmentAffirmAction


University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral position: Experimental Cosmology Using the South Pole Telescope

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the University of California,  Los Angeles (UCLA) on the South Pole Telescope (SPT) experiment. The recently-deployed SPT-3G receiver will provide maps of Cosmic Microwave Background intensity and polarization with unprecedented sensitivity at small angular scales, enabling a wide variety of science, in particular the measurement of the properties of light relativistic particles such as neutrinos in the early universe. UCLA plays a leading role in the SPT experiment in data analysis and participates in the project at all levels.

The successful applicant will work in the research group of Prof. Nathan Whitehorn. The position will include development of the data analysis pipeline for the SPT-3G receiver recently deployed to the telescope, as well as readout electronics and software development for the next generation of CMB receivers.

The group is looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in High-Energy Physics, Cosmology, or Astronomy. 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 cmbpostdocsearch@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 2, 2018. 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
Faculty Position in Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics

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 observational astronomy and astrophysics, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.  Qualified applicants for associate and full professor positions may also be considered.

The Department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, the capacity for excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the Department.  Of particular interest is an individual who can take advantage of the University of California’s investment in the W. M. Keck Observatory (http://www.keckobservatory.org/) and the future Thirty Meter Telescope (http://www.tmt.org), provide scientific leadership for these facilities, and leverage upcoming observatories such as JWST, LSST, TESS, and WFIRST.  This search prioritizes candidates with research programs that include one of the following two areas: the Galactic Center or extrasolar planets.  Successful applicants will have the opportunity to capitalize on UCLA’s significant existing resources, such as the Galactic Center Group (http://www.galacticcenter.astro.ucla.edu/), the Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (http://planets.ucla.edu/), and the Infrared Laboratory (https://irlab.astro.ucla.edu/).  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/JPF03412.  Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, publication list, a statement of teaching experience or interest, and contact information for 3-5 reference letter writers.

For full consideration, applications should be received by January 16, 2018.  Review of applications will start on January 16, 2018.  However, applications will be accepted until the search is closed.  Please refer to tracking number #JPF03412 in all correspondence.

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.

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 an 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 High Energy Nuclear Physics

Deadline: December 20, 2016
Job description: The high energy nuclear theory group at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a postdoctoral position starting Fall 2017 or earlier. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear or particle physics by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment. The applicant is expected to work with Prof. Zhongbo Kang, as well as students in the group. The research interests of the group are primarily in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and strong interaction, and their applications in high energy nuclear and particle physics, with main research topics such as:

♦ QCD structure of the nucleon and spin physics: transverse momentum dependent distributions (TMDs), global analysis
♦ Perturbative QCD and effective field theory in high energy physics: jet, jet substructure, heavy flavor/quarkonium
♦ Hard scattering and small-x physics in nucleus and heavy ion collisions: cold nuclear matter/multiple scattering

Interested applicants should submit their applications (CV, research statement, and list of publications) on academicjobsonline.org and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded on your behalf. The application package should be uploaded here (so-called eDelivery Service):

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/edelivery/2664

Applications should be submitted by December 20, 2016, for full consideration. For further information, please contact Prof. Zhongbo Kang (zkang@physics.ucla.edu).

Contact: Zhongbo Kang
Email: zkang@physics.ucla.edu
More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/edelivery/2664


University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Positions in Physics & Astronomy

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in experimental condensed matter physics group at UCLA are available. These positions can start as early as 06/2016. Successful candidates will join Prof. Ni Ni’s group and focus on the synthesis and characterization of materials. A combination of single crystal growth, solid state reaction, X-ray diffraction, transport and thermodynamic measurements will be involved in the research. Candidates should have strong background and substantial research experience on material systems with expertise on some of the following areas: high pressure synthesis, single crystal growth, transport/ magnetic and thermal properties measurements, crystal structure determination or measurements under pressures. Applications should include CV with a list of publications, a summary of research interest, and three Reference Letters.

Inquiry to these positions can be sent to Prof. Ni Ni at nini@physics.ucla.edu. Only electronic applications uploaded through the following website will be considered:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7200

Applications received before 05/20/2016 will be under full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

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


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. 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 The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.