Student Hourly - POOL Undergraduate Student Researcher w/ Dave Besson - 18533BR

Student Hourly - POOL Undergraduate Student Researcher w/ Dave Besson

Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The Undergraduate Student Researcher position will be for the current semester, with possible continuation into future semesters, depending on funding and progress made by the student. Consideration will be given for continuing this appointment at the end of each semester, by the supervisor.

*This position location will be a hybrid of telework and on-site, or TBD by mutual agreement.

Job Description

Research and development of hardware and software related to KU Astroparticle Physics program. Current work focuses on measurement of cosmic rays and astrophysical sources using radio-wave detector hardware based in both Greenland and Antarctica, with primary on-going work at the South Pole. KU contributes to the astrophysics programs of the ARA, ARIANNA, PUEO, HiCal, RNO-G and RET-N experiments.

Required Qualifications

  1. Courses PHSX 114/115 or 210/211/212 or their equivalent (Full course in introductory physics preferred), as demonstrated in application materials.
  2. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must:
    1. have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or
    2. be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or
    3. be enrolled in summer session or
    4. be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. EXPERIENCES C++ and/or python experience strongly preferred.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Complete an online application. (Please prepare a cover letter explaining why you would like to work on this type of project, and include a CV or resume, Advising Report, etc. Only complete applications will be considered. Interviews will be conducted online.

Review of applications begins on February 08, 2021 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants.

Contact Information to Applicants

Kayla Wegley;; 864-4626

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

TBD By mutual agreement

Anticipated Start Date


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Physics and Astronomy
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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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