Job Opportunities

The Columbia University Department of Physics seeks to appoint an assistant professor in the area of experimental atomic, molecular and optical physics, quantum optics, low-energy precision measurement or a related field starting on July 1, 2020. It is expected that the candidate will develop a vigorous independent research program, continuing the long Columbia record of forefront accomplishment in science. Applicants for this position must possess a doctoral degree in Physics or a related field and have demonstrated the ability to do pioneering experimental research as well as the promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates should submit with their application a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (including publication list), brief statements of their research plans and teaching philosophy and a list of references. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. For further information about this position and to submit your application, please visit our online application site here.

Review of applications and scheduling of interviews will begin December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Columbia is committed to a working and learning environment supportive of its faculty and staff in their pursuit of a productive and fulfilling professional and personal life.

The Columbia Neutrino Group is seeking qualified applicants for two postdoctoral positions in neutrino physics and related data acquisition and trigger applications, beginning January 2020.

The Columbia Neutrino Group is actively involved in a number of current and future neutrino experiments which utilize Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPCs) as the neutrino detector technology---a novel, high-resolution imaging technology for particle interactions. The experiments include MicroBooNE, which is currently in operation; the Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) experimental program Near Detector (SBND), which is currently under construction; and the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), which is nearing completion of design stages for its first two far-detector modules. The group has leading roles in all of these projects, and has a long and distinguished history in neutrino physics measurements and in design and construction of data acquisition systems for particle detectors.

The successful candidates will take an active role in data analysis on SBN and DUNE as well as related LArTPC data acquisition and trigger development for SBND and DUNE. Both positions will have a focus on R&D for advanced data processing techniques for rare event searches, and their deployment on platforms handling high-rate, real-time streaming data.

Requirements: A PhD in experimental high energy particle or experimental nuclear physics is strongly preferred, but consideration will also be given to anyone with a strong background in relevant areas of computer science and strong interest in neutrino physics. Proficiency in programming is required, and experience with CPU/GPU/FPGA systems, online software workflows, and machine learning algorithms is preferred.

Expected appointment start date: January 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Both positions are initially one-year term appointments, and will be renewable for up to three years subject to mutual satisfaction and availability of funds.

Frequent (domestic and/or international) travel may be required.

Application guidelines:

Interested candidates should submit their application including (1) their CV, (2) a research statement describing their research background and interests, and (3) the names of up to three reference letter providers to nu-recruitment@nevis.columbia.edu by Nov. 1, 2019.

Reference letters should be submitted to nu-recruitment@nevis.columbia.edu directly by the reference providers, and must be received by Nov. 15, 2019. Review of applications will commence on Nov. 1, 2019, and continue until the positions are filled.

At Columbia University and Nevis Laboratories we value diversity as a way to enrich our scientific research and academic missions. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups who are underrepresented in science and technology. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -- Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

For any questions or further information on these positions, please contact Prof. Georgia Karagiorgi at georgia@nevis.columbia.edu.

Contact: Karagiorgi, Georgia S. (georgia@nevis.columbia.edu)

Letters of Reference should be sent to: nu-recruitment@nevis.columbia.edu

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