Research Scientist Position - University of Virginia

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a Research Scientist position to work on projects that are ultimately aimed at electron scattering experiments at JLab. Our group has a leading role in the JLab Super Bigbite program, which include measurements of the elastic nucleon form factors as well as studies single-spin asymmetries in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering. Our group is also involved in parity-violation experiments, including PREX-II, CREX, and the proposed MOLLER experiment. A particular focus of our group are experiments involving the scattering of polarized or unpolarized electrons from polarized He-3 targets, as well as the advancement of the polarized-target technology. Another focus of our group is the control of helicity-correlated systematic effects in parity-violation experiments that are related to the polarized electron source. The successful candidate must have a PhD in closely related physics and several years of postdoctoral experience. Experience working with lasers is highly desirable. Direct experience with spin-exchange optical pumping, the technique we employ to polarize the He-3 in our targets, would also be viewed quite positively.

The successful candidate will be stationed at UVa, but must be willing to travel regularly to Thomas Jefferson Laboratory (JLab) located in Newport News, Virginia.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA ( and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0612280.

Review of applications will begin on July 6, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Prof. Gordon Cates

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
Tammie Shifflett

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.