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Assistant Project Scientist Position in Physics & Astronomy (Experimental Astroparticle Physics)

Application Window

Open June 15th, 2022 through Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Assistant Project Scientist in experimental astroparticle physics.
Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field, and will be generally experienced in the design, fabrication, and operation of experimental apparatus related to low-background, rare-event detection. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience directly related to the operation of Time Projection Chambers (TPCs), including gaseous and noble liquid. Advanced knowledge of TPCs is preferred, and the successful candidate should have experience in data-taking and analysis techniques related to dark matter physics. The successful candidate should display a skill set related to liquid argon (LAr) TPCs, the associated cryogenics, and the interplay of the systems. Direct experience operating cryogenic systems down to liquid nitrogen temperature is preferred. The successful candidate should possess leadership and coordination qualities demonstrated within a world-class experimental collaboration. Experience with silicon photomultiplier-based readout is highly desirable. This position is for participation in the DarkSide-20k experiment, a direct dark matter search program located at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Assergi, Italy. The successful candidate will be based at LNGS in Italy, and frequent travel between/around the US and Europe is expected.
Interested applicants should provide a current curriculum vitae and a publication list. Applicants should also provide a statement that describes their past, present, and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and/or inclusion. Please submit your application materials online. Applications should be received by July 15, 2022.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

-Ph.D. in Physics or a related field
-Experienced in the design, fabrication, and operation of experimental apparatus related to low-background, rare-event detection.
-At least 3 years of postdoctoral experience directly related to the operation of Time Projection Chambers (TPCs), including gaseous and noble liquid.

Application Requirements

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

  • Publication list - Your most updated bibliography

  • 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.

Reference requirements

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Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07574

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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Assergi, Italy