Assistant Researcher Position in Physics & Astronomy (Plasma Physics)
Open February 9, 2023 through Monday, May 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by May 1, 2023, you will have until June 1, 2023 to complete your application.
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 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. The researcher will be associated with the Basic Plasma Science Facility (BaPSF) at UCLA, a DOE and NSF funded national collaborative research facility for fundamental plasma science: http://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/. 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 must 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 vita; a statement of research interests; a publication list; a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; complete a reference check authorization release form; and should arrange for 2-3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. Applications should be received by May 1st, 2023.
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/t13-b.pdf .The salary range for this position is $83,300-$131,000. “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.
-Ph.D. in Physics or a related field
-A demonstrated background directly relevant to the duties
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research
Bibliography - Your most recent publication list
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
Cover Letter (Optional)
- 2-3 letters of reference required
Applicants will be asked to name references, and the applicant must request letters to complete their application.
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