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Research Associate

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Polarized Target group at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position. Our group currently has two research faculty, one research scientist and one post-doctoral research associate, and 3 graduate students.

The successful candidate will join our group's program of studies with both polarized and unpolarized targets. At Fermilab we have a major role in the upcoming polarized Drell-Yan experiment. At Jefferson Lab we have spokesperson responsibilities for experiments in Hall A, Hall B and Hall C with a focus on spin degrees of freedom with both electrons and photons. Our other major focus is on extracting the momentum and energy distribution of nucleons in the ground state of the nucleus, especially the short distance behavior of interacting nucleons.

Our group has a strong program of target physics studies in our polarized target laboratory where we have a 4He evaporation refrigerator working with an 8 T superconducting solenoid. A dilution refrigerator is under development. Polarized materials are tested under irradiation and chemical doping for use in Jefferson Lab experiments.

Opportunities to participate in other related experiments in all four halls at Jefferson Lab are available. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in the preparation, data collection and analysis phases of one or more of these experiments, and is encouraged to propose new experiments.

The completion of a Ph. D. degree in Physics by appointment start date is required. Candidates with a background in experimental nuclear or particle physics are preferred. Experience in the analysis of spin structure experiments and with solid polarized targets are important.

This is a one year appointment however appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments and is contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs. virginia. edu); search on posting 0617436.

Review of applications will begin on November 02, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Donal Day
dbd@virginia. edu

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:

Tammie Shifflett
434-924-6565
tms4t@virginia. edu

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Rank:* Research Associate

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone

*Department:* Department of Physics

*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2016

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Posting Date:* 10-05-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule? :* Yes

*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=77422

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Number:* 0617436

*Number of Months/Year:* 12

*Drug Testing Required? (Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included):* No

*Position Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No Response

*Optional Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover Letter

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile

*Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Tenure Status:* Tenure Ineligible, w/o Expectation of Continued Employment

*Organization (Position Organization):* 31875 AS-Physics

*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relev

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