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Postdoctoral Associate

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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0160142
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

The Center for Neutrino Physics at Virginia Tech invites applications for one postdoctoral researcher position in neutrino phenomenology. The successful candidate will conduct research in the areas of theoretical high energy physics and its connections to astrophysics and cosmology with a focus on neutrino-related questions. Candidates with a background in nuclear physics are also encouraged to apply. Duties may also include supervising and coordinating the work of other researchers and personnel, especially graduate and undergraduate students, and development of future efforts. The successful candidate will be based in Blacksburg, VA but will be required to travel for conference presentations and international collaboration.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in theoretical particle or nuclear physics and be fluent in the English language. Experience in neutrino physics is preferred.

Required Qualifications:
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles of physics
  • Advanced knowledge of the methods and techniques used in research in theoretical 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 teams of varied backgrounds.
Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants should complete the faculty application online at www.jobs.vt.edu posting #SR0160142 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. Patrick Huber at pahuber@vt.edu or mail to the Virginia Tech Physics Department; 317 Robeson Hall; M/C 0435; 850 West Campus Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24061. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2017 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
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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: 09/26/2016
Review Begin Date: 01/02/2017
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/69588

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference #1
  2. Letter of Reference #2
  3. Letter of Reference #3
  4. Transcript
  5. Candidate Statement
  6. Research Statement
  7. Other Doc
  8. Portfolio
  9. Teaching Statement
  10. Other Doc #2