Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
April 03, 2023
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Working Title Post-Doctoral Research Fellow External Link to Posting https: // Vacancy Number E919 Position Number 2033 Location of Workplace Other Department Physics Physical Oceanography - 32371 Division Academic Affairs - 30000 Division Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography at University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time twelve-month non- tenure track postdoctoral position with its experimental nuclear physics group.

The research activities of the group focus on precision tests of low-energy QCD and searches for new physics beyond the standard model via the light pseudoscalar meson decay measurements at Jefferson Lab. The group seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work with the group on the PrimEx-eta and the JLab Eta Factory (JEF) experiments in Hall D at Jefferson Lab.

This is a 1 year term-limited appointment opportunity with the possibility for renewal up to three years. The starting date is July 3, 2023 and can be negotiable.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

A relevant post-baccalaureate degree is required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and three or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • A Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics, medium energy, or high energy physics is required.
  • Strong experimental skills in data analysis and simulation, preferably with some hardware experience.
  • Experience with Root, Geant4, and C++ would be very useful.
  • Required Certifications or Licensures

    No Required Certifications or Licensure.

    Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

    The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department provides quality programs leading to B.S. and B.A. degrees in Physics, Coastal Engineering, or 3+2 Physics/Electrical Engineering. A strong commitment also exists to provide research opportunities for student participation in the scholarly activity of its faculty. The Department supports the College's mission by providing service courses in the natural sciences that acquaint beginning students with the laws of nature and develop their abilities to reason and think critically.

    College/School Information

    The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW's largest academic unit and awards approximately two-thirds of the university's academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts and sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

    The College's twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women's and Gender studies, among others.

    Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College's departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real- world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

    In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW's University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.

    Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.

    University Information

    The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

    A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation's only bachelor's degree program focused on coastal engineering.

    The university's efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

    UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

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    Number of Openings Single Incumbent Special Notes to Applicants

    Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on April 3, 2023, the job closing date.

    To apply, please complete the online application process available at https: // and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including: 1) Curriculum vitae 2) Research summary: A summary of research interests

    If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.

    Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.

    Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation available when requested.

    Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Liping Gan ([email protected]), Chair, Post Doctoral Research Associate Search Committee.

    For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Cheryl Humphrey ([email protected]).

    Months Per Year 12 Months FTE 1.0 (40 hours per week) Type of Position Time-limited Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions 06/30/2024 Job Posting Date 02/27/2023 Posting Close Date 04/03/2023

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  • Research Summary
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