Post-doctoral Associate in Particle Physics Theory

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Physical/Mathematical Sciences
Department:16360100 - LS-PHYSICS-GENERAL

Classification Title: Post Doctoral Associate
Job Description:

A Post Doctoral Associate position is available in particle physics theory to work on a project on particle physics phenomenology led by Dr. Rachel Houtz in the Department of Physics. The postdoctoral candidate will work to support the research projects of Dr. Rachel Houtz and is encouraged to work with other members of the theory group as well. The group's research interests include axion and dark matter phenomenology, gravitational wave phenomenology, BSM model building, applications of machine learning to particle physics, and early universe model building.

This position will be initially awarded for two years, and, contingent upon strong performance and conduct and availability of funds, may be renewed for up three years.

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Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Must have PhD in particle physics.

Preferred Qualifications:

A publication record in an area of physics that overlaps with the research interests of the group. Strong analytical skills, proficiency in a commonly used computer programming language like python, strong understanding of QFT. Strong verbal and written communication skills, leadership experience. International recognition of research, including invitations to give research talks at institutes in countries and/or continents outside the country of their PhD institute.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

This is a time-limited position.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on research goals, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 7th, 2024, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

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).

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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