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Postdoctoral Scholar

Job no: 523030
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Physics, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Physics
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
December 1, 2018; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply through Academic Jobs Online (AJO) at Please include a cover letter, CV, research statement and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent on your behalf.

Department Summary
The Center for High Energy Physics enhances the experimental and theoretical high energy physics research at the University of Oregon. The Center is one of several centers and institutes supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and maintains a close relationship with the Department of Physics and the Institute of Theoretical Science.

On the Experimental side, the Center currently has 6 faculty members, 9 research staff, and 13 graduate students. On the Theoretical side, there are 7 faculty members, 2 research staff, and 1 graduate student.

Position Summary
The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will conduct research as part of Prof. Ben Farr's gravitational wave astronomy group, and the Center for High Energy Physics. The Center has a strong and exciting research program with major commitments to ATLAS at the LHC, the LIGO gravitational wave observatory and the detector development for future accelerator-based experiments.

Minimum Requirements
• A PhD in Physics or a closely related field prior to the start of the position.
• Demonstrated capability to do independent research in gravitational wave astronomy.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in gravitational wave data analysis.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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