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SCIPP Assistant Project Scientist

Position overview

Position title: SCIPP Assistant Project Scientist
Salary range: Starting at $65,700. Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

Application Window

Open date: June 15th, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Jul 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist. Under the direction of Professor Bruce Schumm, the scientist is expected to take a leadership role in one or more existing projects on particle physics experimentation and associated R&D on instrumentation. Some of the particle physics experimentation projects the group is currently involved with include the forming collaboration for the construction and operation of a detector for the Electron-Ion Collider and participation in ongoing ATLAS and PIONEER collaborations. SCIPP is also involved in many instrumentation projects including the development of fast solid-state sensors for application to particle physics experimentation and allied fields. As an integral member of the research team, the scientist will be expected to carry out laboratory studies and data analysis, interact with a broad group of collaborators, present research results at relevant workshops and conferences, assist with applications for grant and contract proposals, publish results in peer-reviewed journals, and support students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants with notable expertise in particle physics instrumentation are strongly encouraged to apply.

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

The Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP): https://scipp.science.ucsc.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in physics or a related field.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of postdoctoral scholar research experience in experimental particle physics.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a list of publications

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of 3 are required and a maximum of 4 will be accepted). Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01329

Help contact: mwuerth@ucsc.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy.All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.

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Job location

Santa Cruz, California