Post Doctoral Associate--Physics ALPS (61908)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida is searching for a postdoctoral assistant to work on the installation and commissioning of the heterodyne detection system for the ALPS II detector. ALPS or the Axion-like Particle Search experiment is a light-shining-through a wall experiment that is located at DESY in Hamburg, Germany.

The successful candidate is expected to have relevant experience in laser interferometry, in length/frequency and alignment sensing and control and/or analog and digital control systems. Depending on the specific experience and the needs of the project, the candidate will lead one or two of the critical commissioning efforts and support others. The candidate will work as a member of an international team which includes multiple senior scientists, other postdoctoral assistants, graduate and undergraduate students. The position requires either to relocate to Hamburg or substantial travel to Hamburg.

PhD in Physics

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: a cover letter, CV, a brief description of research background and motivation, and three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet. This position will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon strong performance and conduct and availability of funds, may be renewed.

Evaluation of the applications will begin June 25, 2020 and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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