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University of Wisconsin River Falls Research Associate in River Falls, Wisconsin

Research Associate

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Unofficial Transcripts (highest degree)

  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)

  • Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation (references)

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Surujhdeo Seunarine

Professor

surujhdeo.seunarine@uwrf.edu

Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by July 7, 2024.

Posting Details

Position Information

UW - System Position Title Research Associate

Business Title Postdoctoral Research Associate

Major Department Code Physics (J067500)

Appointment Type Academic Staff-Fixed Term Terminal

FLSA Status Exempt

FTE (Percentage of Appointment) 100

Typical Working Schedule

Monday – Friday 7:45 am – 4:30 pm

Hybrid or On Campus On Campus

Position Summary

Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin River Falls is seeking a postdoctoral research associate who will work on projects related to the Simpson Neutron Monitor network, a newly established consortium that consolidates the US funded and operated neutron monitors. UWRF focuses on research based on the South Pole Neutron Monitors, but the position also requires working collaboratively on the Northern Hemisphere Neutron Monitors. This appointment is for one year.

Responsibilities

The postdoctoral research associate is expected to lead analyses that rely on data from the South Pole Neutron Monitors, including studies of Solar Energetic Particles, including with data from co-deployed air shower detectors at the South Pole, analyses involving high multiplicity events in the Neutron Monitors, and collaborative projects within the US neutron monitor community. The postdoctoral research associate is expected to prepare scholarly articles for publication in peer reviewed journals and to present results at discipline relevant conferences.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

The following qualifications are required:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, or related field must be completed by the time of employment

  • Not more than five years since completion of PhD

  • Experience in the analysis and interpretation of astrophysics, astronomy, or particle physics data

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Evidence of interest in solar heliophysics or galactic cosmic rays

  • Experience with particle simulation and propagation code such as FLUKA , CORSIKA or GEANT4

  • Interest in engaging undergraduates in research

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number AAF00950

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date 07/01/2024

    Position End Date (if temporary) 06/30/2025

    Open Date 06/10/2024

    Closing Date 07/07/2024

    Applicant Review Date 07/08/2024

    Open Until Filled No

    Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Unofficial Transcripts (highest degree)

  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)

  • Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation (references)

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Surujhdeo Seunarine

Professor

surujhdeo.seunarine@uwrf.edu

Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by July 7, 2024.

Legal Notices

EEO/AA Statement

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran or military status. All persons, especially women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the final candidates may be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

Title IX Notice

As required by Title IX and federal regulations, UW-River Falls does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities, including in admission and employment. Questions about the application of Title IX may be referred to UWRF’s Title IX Coordinator at titleix@uwrf.edu; the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights; or both. For more information, please see uwrf.edu/titleIX.

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Criminal Background Check and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you, your most recent employer, and all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment per UW System Administrative Policy 1275.

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