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Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate/Postdoc - Institute for Fundamental Science - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Institute for Fundamental Science
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply online with a CV or resume.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

Department Summary
The Institute for Fundamental Science (IFS) at the University of Oregon is the home for research whose primary aim is to understand, explore, and extend the fundamental laws of nature, with an emphasis on the consequences for observable phenomena. The IFS brings together the UO’s investigations in experimental and theoretical high energy particle physics, astrophysics and astronomy, and is complemented by a variety of inquiries into other foundational topics.

More information about the Institute for Fundamental Science at the University of Oregon may
be found by visiting the Institute's website at

Position Summary
The Institute for Fundamental Science at the University of Oregon is seeking qualified applicants for its open research pool. Positions are limited-duration, funding-contingent research appointments that are full time, part-time or short term, contracts not to exceed one year. There is a possibility of renewal up to a total of three years, depending on program needs, funding, and performance. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Examples include research assistants, research associates, or postdoctoral scholars. Research assistants conduct research under the direction of a principal investigator; research associates conduct research with only general guidance; postdoctoral scholars conduct research under the direction of a faculty member for the purpose of acquiring research training

Minimum Requirements
Minimum qualifications by rank:
• Research Assistant: bachelor's degree in physics, chemistry, math, astronomy or related field;

• Research Associate: terminal degree in physics, chemistry, math, astronomy or related field;

• Postdoctoral Scholar: terminal degree in physics, chemistry, math, astronomy or
related field.

Professional Competencies
Professional experience conducting research in physics, chemistry, math, astronomy or related

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