Postdoctoral Researcher - 22510BR

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
On-Site
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas seeks to fill a postdoctoral researcher position in experimental astroparticle physics, working in the group of Professor Steven Prohira.

Starting Date: Jan 2, 2023

Length of Appointment: Appointment is for 2 years with possible extension subject to funding and performance.

GENERAL DUTIES: Research in Experimental Astroparticle Physics. The successful candidate will contribute in several aspects of the experimental astroparticle physics group's research program of Professor Steven Prohira, including hardware/firmware development, modeling and simulation, field work, publication of research results, and travel as required for work duties.

Job Description

Conduct research in experimental astroparticle physics in the group of Professor Steven Prohira and collaboration members world-wide. This entails working closely with professors, research scientists, other postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students on many aspects of the RET experiment. This includes (but is not limited to) hardware development and testing, firmware development and testing, RF/antenna modeling and testing, in-field hardware testing, experimentation in the field and lab, possible deployment to remote regions such as Antarctica or Greenland, simulations, modeling, analysis, publication preparation and review, editorial work, conference travel and presentation of results, outreach activities and career development.

Specific Job Duties (percentage of time)

90% Work on the RET experiment, primarily working on hardware and/or firmware for upcoming experimental deployments including the duties above.

10% Working with students and doing outreach in service of the goals of our grants.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the required qualification and preferred qualification will be made through (1) records of accomplishments entered in CV, (2) description of research and education experience provided in the application materials, (3) references, and (4) publications as appropriate.
  1. A Ph.D. in physics by date of appointment

NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Completion of Ph.D. within the last four years.
  2. Experience in experimental particle or astroparticle physics or related experimental field.
  3. Experience in experimental techniques and software relevant to radio experiments.
  4. Experience and ability in hardware and/or firmware design.
  5. Experience and ability in field work and experimentation.
  6. Good communication skills and ability to work with peers and students.

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application form, applicants should include the following information in their application:
  1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.

  2. Curriculum Vitae including publications list

  3. Statement of Research Interests and Skills

  4. At least three letters of recommendation

Initial review date is August 15, 2022 and will continue until qualified applicant pool is identified. Please apply this date for priority consideration.

Contact Information to Applicants

Professor Steven Prohira
prohira@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$54,000

Work Schedule

M-F, 8-5

Application Review Begins

15-Aug-2022

Anticipated Start Date

02-Jan-2023

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
22510BR
Department:
Physics and Astronomy
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
On-Site
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
15-Aug-2022