Assistant Project Scientist Position in Physics & Astronomy (Plasma Physics)
Open February 9, 2023 through Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by April 1, 2023, you will have until May 1, 2023 to complete your application.
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for one or more full-time (100%) Assistant Project Scientists in the area of Fundamental, Experimental Plasma Physics. All work will take place at UCLA’s Basic Plasma Science Facility (BaPSF), a national collaborative research facility for fundamental plasma studies: http://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/
● Develop new diagnostic hardware and software tools
● Construct plasma probes for experimental use
● Operate high-vacuum systems for experiments
● Design and construct electronic circuits for experimental use
● Collaborate with a cross-functional team to drive project success
● Communicate results and progress to team members and management
● A Ph.D. degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field is required
● Hands-on experience working in a scientific laboratory is required
● Strong experience in electronic circuit design and construction
● Familiarity with high-vacuum system operations
● Knowledge of plasma physics and/or diagnostic tools is a plus
● Knowledge of the Python programming language and familiarity with the LabView programming environment are a plus. Other languages used at the facility are C++, IDL, Java…
● Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently or in a team
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for technology and innovation, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
The posted UC salary scales https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See table https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t37-b.pdf The salary range for this position is $68,400-$87,000. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Candidates should provide a curriculum vita, a statement on equity, diversion and inclusion, complete a reference check authorization release form, and arrange for 2-3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. The deadline for applications is April 1st, 2023.
-A Ph.D. degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
-Hands-on experience working in a scientific laboratory
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Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.
Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
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- 2-3 letters of reference required
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