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Assistant Researcher (Experimental Plasma Physics)

Recruitment Period

Open September 14th, 2020 through Monday, Feb 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Assistant Researcher in experimental plasma physics. Highly qualified applications may also be considered for appointment at the Associate Researcher level. The researcher will be associated with the Basic Plasma Science Facility (BaPSF) at UCLA, a DOE and NSF funded national user facility for fundamental plasma science. The duties of the position include the performance of an independent research program using the facility and direct support of the operation of the user facility (which may include maintenance of hardware/software infrastructure, design and implementation of state-of-the-art facility improvements, and assisting external users with the execution of their experiments).
Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field, and a demonstrated background directly relevant to the duties described above. Ideally, the candidate should have a few years of related work experience following receipt of a Ph.D. Experience with design, fabrication, and operation of experimental apparatus, plasma diagnostics, and/or high-power electronics relevant to a mid-scale plasma experimental facility is highly desirable. Candidates should provide: a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a publication list; a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and should arrange for 2-3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2020. However, applications will be accepted until the position is 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 at

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research Interests

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Bibliography - Complete list of publications

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required