Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for one or more postdoctoral research positions in theoretical high energy particle physics broadly defined, including but not limited to dark matter, neutrinos, modelbuilding, and/or particle astrophysics. This position is available starting Fall 2021 and is renewable for up to one year (i.e., 2 years duration in total), depending on performance and availability of funds. The theoretical particle physics group consists of three faculty, Shunsaku Horiuchi, Patrick Huber, and Ian Shoemaker, within the Center for Neutrino Physics that consists of more than a dozen faculty in both theory and experiment. The primary duties of the position will consist of research in theoretical high energy physics, writing peer reviewed publications and presenting research results to a wider research community both regionally and internationally.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics or another closely related field. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
- Ability to work independently, while at the same time contributing constructively as part of a team.

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Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Please have 3 professional letters of recommendation sent to

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jackie Woodyard at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: September 13, 2021
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