Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Oregon

Job Description

Job no:530921
Work type:Faculty - Other
Location:Eugene, OR
Categories:Research/Scientific/Grants, Physics, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Institute for Fundamental Science
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Two positions available

Review of Applications Begins

February 15, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should apply on Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24052), with a cover letter, a CV which includes a list of selected publications, and a brief statement of research interests. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the AJO website on their behalf.

Department Summary

The Institute for Fundamental Science (IFS) enhances the experimental, theoretical, and astronomy research activities at the University of Oregon. IFS is one of several centers and institutes supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and maintains a close relationship with the Department of Physics as well as the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Mathematics.

The IFS experimental high energy physics group consists of physics faculty members James Brau, Laura Jeanty, Stephanie Majewski, David Strom and Eric Torrence.

The members of the IFS have a strong and ongoing commitment to the principles of equity and inclusion. In that spirit, IFS welcomes and encourages participation from all people, including women, members of racial and ethnic minority groups, individuals of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and persons with disabilities.

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to engage in high-caliber, independent particle physics research. The research activities will primarily include physics analysis of data from the ATLAS experiment, along with work on the operational and upgrade responsibilities of the group. In addition, there may be opportunities to pursue research activities with the FASER experiment, as well as simulations of data for future experiments such as the International Linear Collider (ILC).

We are seeking a post-doctoral scholar to support our strong and varied research program. The successful candidate will play a leading role in searches for new phenomenon beyond the standard model in Run 3 of the LHC. The University of Oregon has significant operational and upgrade responsibilities on the ATLAS trigger system, and this position is expected to expand our contributions in these areas.

The successful candidate will collaborate with physicists and engineers at the University of Oregon and other institutions in the U.S. and abroad. The position will be at CERN, an international particle physics laboratory outside of Geneva, Switzerland.

This position is a 12-month renewable Non-Tenure-Track Faculty (NTTF) appointment. The position’s responsibilities are guided by the COE NTTF Professional Responsibilities Policy, United Academics Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the COE’s NTTF Policy for Promotion and Review. The position will be supervised by EricTorrence. For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Applications should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24052 as soon as possible, but no later than Feb 15, 2023 for priority consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Laura Jeanty (ljeanty@uoregon.edu) or Stephanie Majewski (smajewsk@uoregon.edu).

Minimum Requirements

This position requires a PhD in physics or a closely related field by the date of appointment.

Professional Competencies

Ability to perform high-caliber, independent particle physics research.
Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing to report on project progress.
Demonstrated ability to comply with health and safety policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with a diverse work staff.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in hadron collider physics data analysis and detector electronics operations or development.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://hr.uoregon.edu/uo-covid-19-vaccination-requirement-employee-process .

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits .

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination .

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report .

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