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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0160037
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

The Center for Neutrino Physics at Virginia Tech invites applications for one postdoctoral associate position. The Virginia Tech group is involved in the study of neutrino interactions with matter and their effects on the determination of neutrino oscillation parameters. The successful candidate will work primarily on developing and testing nuclear models for neutrino interactions using neutrino and electron scattering data on argon. The candidate will work on the preparation of an electron scattering experiment on Argon/Titanium at Jefferson Lab including data taking and analysis. The successful candidate will be involved in neutrino interaction measurements using the MicroBooNE detector. Work will also involve collaborating with leading theorists in the field in developing and validating nuclear models for neutrino interaction Monte Carlo generators. Duties may also include supervising and coordinating the work of other researchers and personnel, especially graduate and undergraduate students, and development of future efforts such as the DUNE experiment. The successful candidate will be based in Blacksburg, VA but will be required to spend some period of time in Fermilab, Chicago and Jefferson Lab, VA.

Required Qualifications:

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in experimental particle or nuclear physics or related discipline.
Advanced knowledge of the principles of physics
Advanced knowledge of the methods and techniques used in research in experimental physics
Advanced ability to evaluate and report objectively on research results
Ability to communicate research results effectively at professional meetings and conferences

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work under limited supervision
Experience working in large international scientific collaborations
Experience in neutrino/electron scattering analysis and simulation is preferred.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants should complete the faculty application online at www.jobs.vt.edu posting SR0160037 and attach a letter of application addressing the applicant’s qualifications for this position; current curriculum vitae; and the names of three references. Also please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Camillo Mariani at mariani@vt.edu or mail to the Virginia Tech Physics Department; 315A Robeson Hall; M/C 0435; 850 West Campus Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24061. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Virginia Tech offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Jacqueline Woodyard, Physics Department, (540)231-7566, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.
Postdoctoral Researcher Position on MicroBooNE experiment at Virginia Tech

The Center for Neutrino Physics at Virginia Tech invites applications for one research associate position. The Virginia Tech group is involved in the study of neutrino interactions with matter and their effects on the determination of neutrino oscillation parameters. The successful candidate will work primarily on developing and testing nuclear models for neutrino interactions using neutrino and electron scattering data on argon. The candidate will work on the preparation of an electron scattering experiment on Argon/Titanium at Jefferson Lab including data taking and analysis. The successful candidate will be involved in neutrino interaction measurements using the MicroBooNE detector. Work will also involve collaborating with leading theorists in the field in developing and validating nuclear models for neutrino interaction Monte Carlo generators. Duties may also include supervising and coordinating the work of other researchers and personnel, especially graduate and undergraduate students, and development of future efforts such as the DUNE experiment. The successful candidate will be based in Blacksburg, VA but will be required to spend some period of time in Fermilab, Chicago and Jefferson Lab, VA.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in experimental particle or nuclear physics. Experience with hardware, data analysis, neutrino cross-sections and nuclear model is preferred. This position is available starting 07/10/2016, or any later, mutually agreed date. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension for up to two years.

Applicants should complete the faculty application online at www.jobs.vt.edu posting ???? and attach a letter of application addressing the applicant’s qualifications for this position; current curriculum vitae; and the names of three references. Also please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Camillo Mariani at camillo@vt.edu or mail to the Virginia Tech Physics Department; 315A Robeson Hall; M/C 0435; 850 West Campus Dr.,Blacksburg, VA 24061. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Jacqueline Woodyard, Physics Department, (540)231-7566, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 07/09/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Physics
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5 or as needed
Job Posting Date: 03/25/2016
Review Begin Date: 04/08/2016
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/64843

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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