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Physics, Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Two-Year Appointment), Non-Tenure Track

Loyola University Chicago

Job Description

Physics, Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Two-Year Appointment), Non-Tenure Track

Job Category
University Faculty

Job Type : Full-Time

FLSA Status : Exempt

Campus : Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code : PHYSICS (02116A)

Department Name : PHYSICS

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? : No

Duties and Responsibilities
Professor Abbasi is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to specialize in lightning research, observations, and applications. The selected applicant will work closely with Professor Abbasi and the Telescope Array collaboration on observing the optical emissions from Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs), using a high-speed video camera and a photometer system.
The main research responsibilities for the position are to analyze the data from the high-speed video camera and the photometers in correlation with the TGFs observed by the Telescope Array Surface Detector (TASD) and the lighting observed by the (INTerFerometer) INTF at the TASD site. The successful applicant will also collect and maintain data from the optical instruments at the TASD site and perform simulations of the optical component of TGFs and lighting. In addition, this position will require the presentation and publication of research findings at scientific conferences and in academic journals. It will also require travel to Utah several times a year.
The successful applicant will also work closely with the Physics Department at LUC in teaching classes during the spring semester of their appointment, allowing the post-doctoral research associate a unique opportunity to develop both their research and teaching skills. Specifically, the post-doctoral research associate will teach undergraduate courses and labs, corresponding to teaching load of 3, during the spring semester.

Qualifications
Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and have a record of excellent scholarship. This position requires familiarity with lightning observations and TGFs, as well as fluency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, C++, Java). Preference will be afforded to applicants with knowledge of high-speed video camera and photometer observations.

Physical Demands : None

Working Conditions : None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and have a record of excellent scholarship. This position requires familiarity with lightning observations and TGFs, as well as fluency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, C++, Java). Preference will be afforded to applicants with knowledge of high-speed video camera and photometer observations.

Open Date : 09/13/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit to http://www.careers.luc.edu (1) official or unofficial transcripts; (2) a cover letter addressing their research agenda, experiences, and qualifications for the position outlined above; and (3) a current Curriculum Vitae. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). For more information, please contact:
Rasha Abbasi, Ph.D.
Department of Physics
rabbasi@luc.edu
Review of applications will begin September 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.
Location: Loyola University Chicago, Chicago U.S.A.

Quick Link for Posting
https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/21832

Job Number : 85TBD

Organizational Location : PROVOST

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