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Assistant Researcher (Experimental Plasma Physics)

Application Window

Open date: October 8th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

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). The appointee is expected to disseminate research results through publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at conferences.

The Professional Researcher series at UCLA is an academic career position for appointees who engage in independent research and grow into a role of scientific leadership (https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies-forms/the-call/professional-research-series/professional-research-series-1
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, 2021. 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 https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscriminatioHarassmentAffirmAction

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Ph.D. in Physics or a related field
    Demonstrated background directly relevant to the duties

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Research Interests

  • Bibliography - Your complete list of publications

  • 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)

Reference requirements
  • 2-5 letters of reference required

Applicants will be asked to name references, and the applicant must request letters to complete their application

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06986

Help contact: corinna@physics.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA