Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Astroparticle Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Kansas
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Street Line 2: 
1082 Malott Hall
City: 
Lawrence
State/Province: 
KS
Zip/Postal: 
66045
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in experimental astroparticle physics with the University of Kansas beginning in January 2023. Postdoctoral researcher candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in physics by date of appointment, and research experience in experimental astroparticle physics, radio/radar experimentation, or a related experimental field. The successful candidate would work primarily on the Radar Echo Telescope (RET) experiment in Dr. Steven Prohira's research group.

The University of Kansas is the lead US institution on the RET experiment, working to make the first radio detection of ultrahigh energy neutrinos using active radar sounding. Following validation in a testbeam, RET is currently funded by the NSF for polar field deployment in the upcoming polar seasons. The duties of the individual hired for this growing international collaboration include (but are not limited to): hardware and firmware development and testing, field work, and measurements and modeling of radio propagation in ice. The postdoctoral researcher would be expected to participate in one or many of these activities, and to play a leading role in achieving RET's research goals. The candidate would also be expected to work with students and bring their own creativity and insight to the development process of our new experimental effort. Candidates who have outreach experience (or are interested in gaining it), and/or who identify with groups underrepresented in physics are particularly encouraged to apply.

The salary for this position will be $54,000 per year, plus benefits, and is a 2-year position with possibility of 1 year extension. Lawrence, KS is a friendly, affordable Midwest city with a storied history and unique character.

For more information and to apply go to http://employment.ku.edu/staff/22510BR Initial review of applications will begin August 15, 2022 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants has been identified. Inquiries can be made by email to [email protected].

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Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Steven Prohira
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Kansas
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Street Line 2: 
1082 Malott Hall
City: 
Lawrence
State/Province: 
KS
Zip/Postal Code: 
66045
Country: 
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
22510BR
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Steven Prohira
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Astroparticle Physics