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Post Doctoral Research Associate - Fundamental Interactions

Apply now Job no: 511029
Work type: Post Doc (Amherst Only)
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Physics
Union: Post Doc
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research, College of Natural Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

Job Summary

Carry out research in theoretical nuclear physics as related to tests of fundamental symmetries. The successful applicant will collaborate with Prof. Ramsey-Musolf and other members of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions.

 

Essential Functions

Examples of duties:

  • Carry out research in theoretical nuclear physics on topics related to tests of fundamental symmetries and neutrino properties.
  • Collaborate and interact with other members of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions.
  • Prepare and submit research publications.
  • Participate in weekly group meetings and ACFI seminars.

 

Other Functions

  • Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness. 
  • Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean’s strategic priorities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the College of Natural Sciences.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Ph.D. in theoretical physics or related field.

 

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Expertise in fundamental symmetries and neutrinos and a working knowledge of elementary particle physics.

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical office environment.

 

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm, 40 hours a week, 100% FTE.

 

Salary Information

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a letter of application, resume, brief research statement, and contact information for three professional references. Search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion)

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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