Job Openings

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Cosmology 2020-2021

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research associate positions in experimental and observational cosmology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research will be in collaboration with Professors Jeffrey Filippini and Joaquin Vieira, as well as the broader cosmology faculty at U. Illinois. Preferred start date is Fall 2021.

Opportunities are available in multiple current projects, with particular focus on: (1) camera development and commissioning for the Terahertz Intensity Mapper (TIM), a NASA-funded balloon-borne spectrometer mission using kinetic-inductance detectors; and (2) cosmic microwave background instrumentation efforts for CMB-S4, the South Pole Telescope (SPT), and SPIDER. The position may include opportunities for deployment to Antarctica for instrument commissioning and operations.

Candidates are expected to have earned or be close to earning a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy, to be experienced with relevant instrumentation (e.g. cryogenics, low-temperature detectors, and superconducting electronics) and data analysis techniques, and to have strong oral and written communication skills. Applicants are encouraged to contact Professors Filippini (jpf@illinois.edu) and Vieira (jvieira@illinois.edu) for further details on available projects.

Applications should be submitted electronically at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/join/. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, brief description of research interests, and contact information for three references. Application submission by April 16th is strongly preferred, but the position will remain open until filled. Please contact Brandy Shier at bshier@illinois.edu if you have any questions.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer (http://go.illinois.edu/EEO). Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy.






Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physics Education Research Math Problem Solving 2021-2022

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in Physics Education Research (PER) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I). The work of the University of Illinois PER Group bridges fundamental principles of physics cognition, learning, and understanding with large-scale, classroom implementation.

The primary duties of this position will be to work on research projects at the intersection of physics problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and causal reasoning in university physics contexts. This postdoc will work primarily with Prof. Eric Kuo, but there will be opportunities to interface more broadly with the University of Illinois PER group.

The preferred start window is Summer 2021. The position is a full-time, 12-month appointment that may be extended up to a maximum of two years. Candidates are expected to have earned or be close to earning a Ph.D. in Physics Education Research, Science Education, Learning Sciences, or a related field.

Duties:

  • Help shape the development of project research strands
  • Lead aspects of project design, data collection, analysis, and project management
  • Collaborate with faculty, postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students
  • Present research through conference presentations and journal articles
  • There are also opportunities to get involved on other projects in the U of I PER group.

Desirable qualifications (candidates need not have all of these):

  • Knowledge of the research literature on mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and/or causal reasoning.
  • Ability to generate and select interesting research questions to work on
  • Evidence of past research insights that advanced a research project
  • Experience with quantitative research methods, including experimental or within-subjects designs
  • Experience with qualitative research methods, including video analysis in classroom, focus group, and interview settings
  • Experience working in collaborative teams on projects with high logistical demands
  • Strong writing, communication, and/or presentation skills
  • Capacity and interest in supporting undergraduate and graduate student research
  • A thoughtful perspective on how diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics education can be advanced through research on mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and/or causal reasoning.

Applications should be submitted electronically at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=1585 and should include a cover letter; CV; research statement; statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and two letters of recommendation. Please direct questions about the position to Eric Kuo (ekuo@illinois.edu). Review of applications will begin on May 17, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois PER group welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. For more information, visit https://inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy.






2020 Experimental Nuclear Physics - Department of Physics

FACULTY POSITION

EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR PHYSICS

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The Department of Physics invites applicants for a full-time open rank faculty position in Experimental Nuclear Physics, beginning in August 2021. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered. The UIUC Department of Physics has strong and broad programs in nuclear physics. Scientists from all subfields of nuclear physics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to lead a vigorous research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have a strong record of publication. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. Applications received by December 1, 2020 will receive full consideration.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit "Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment."

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.p>

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Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for the Physics of Living Cells 2016-2017

Qualified applicants are invited to fill several postdoctoral fellowships in experimental and theoretical biophysics at the National Science Foundation's "Center for the Physics of Living Cells" (http://www.cplc.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CPLC Fellowships are available for a minimum period of two years and will begin in the coming academic year, starting in May 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the physical sciences, life sciences, or related disciplines, and must be highly qualified in one of the experimental or theoretical areas. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required for this position. Since projects are collaborative endeavors between several labs, Fellows will have the opportunity to be jointly advised by two or more faculty members of the CPLC. Further information can be found at: http://www.cplc.illinois.edu/opps/postdocs.asp

Submit application electronically via https://my.physics.illinois.edu/join/. Please include cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, publication list, and contact information for three references from whom letters of recommendation will be requested. Submissions will be accepted through November 21, 2015. Applications received after November 21, 2015 may not be considered.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and welcomes applications from minority and women candidates.