PDF opportunities at Hampton University
The Hampton University Department of Physics invites nominations and
applications for up to two (2) postdoctoral associate positions.
Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black
university (HBCU) located on the Virginia peninsula in the City of
Hampton. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian
institution. The Department of Physics offers Bachelor's as well as
Master's and PhD degrees in Physics with emphasis on nuclear, optical,
and medical physics.
Duties and Responsibilities
The postdoctoral positions are to be filled in the Physics Department in
the group of Dr. Michael Kohl. The successful candidates will be full-time
employed at Hampton University, but stationed at JLab. The group is
actively involved in the investigation of the proton radius puzzle with
the MUSE experiment at PSI in Villigen, Switzerland, in nucleon form
factor studies (in particular GEn-RP) with the Super-Bigbite Spectrometer
(SBS) program at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia, in dark photon
searches with DarkLight at ARIEL (TRIUMF) in Vancouver, Canada, and in
kaon decay studies with TREK at J-PARC in Tokai, Japan. Possible future
involvements include two-photon exchange physics with TPEX at DESY in
Hamburg, Germany, and low-energy electron scattering with MAGIX at MESA in
Mainz, Germany, and with ULQ2 at ELPH in Sendai, Japan.
The main focus of one position will be on the running and analysis of the
MUSE experiment at PSI. A second position will have a main focus on the
SBS program at JLab and on DarkLight at TRIUMF. The successful candidate
will participate in all aspects of the experiments and needs to be able
to travel internationally. Installation, operation and maintenance of Gas
Electron Multiplier (GEM) detectors and of the experiments in which
they are used will require extended visits to PSI and to TRIUMF, as well
as activities at JLab for onsite GEM detector work. It is also
expected to participate in the MUSE, DarkLight and SBS experiments by
taking shifts. The development of GEM detectors is central to both
positions. GEM detector development activities include tests,
installation, and commissioning of new GEM detectors, operation of
existing GEM detectors, GEM data acquisition, GEM data and tracking
analysis, and GEM detector simulation.
The appointees will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience as
co-instructor and occasional substitute, and through co-supervision of
graduate and undergraduate students.
The successful candidate should have a PhD (or equivalent foreign degree)
in experimental nuclear, particle, or high-energy physics (or closely
related field). Some prior experience in software (C++, Root, Geant4) and
in hardware (detection techniques, electronics, data acquisition) is
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Employment at Hampton University is contingent upon the successful
candidate's compliance with the University's mandatory workforce COVID-19
vaccination policy. All workforce members are required to have or obtain
a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at HU, unless
an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful
completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin on Apr. 17, 2023 and will continue until
the positions are filled, for an initial appointment of one year which can
be extended for up to three years duration (contingent on external
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae along with a list of
publications, a research statement, and arrange for three letters of
Applications and letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically
to Dr. Michael Kohl, e-mail email@example.com
Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.