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Open Positions at WSU (Pullman)


Postdoctoral Research Associate
(Apply) (Astronomy – time domain observations)

Postdoctoral Research Associate
(Apply)   (Fundamental Quantum Physics lab)

Administrative Assistant 3 (Apply)


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Postdoctoral Research Associate


Position Details:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Washington State University in the research group of Dr. Vivienne Baldassare. The initial appointment will be for two years, with a start date in Fall 2021. A third year is contingent on available funding and satisfactory performance.

The successful candidate will pursue research on topics related to time domain observations (especially of supermassive black holes) and/or active galactic nuclei in low-mass galaxies. Current interests of the group include variability selection of active galactic nuclei in low-mass galaxies and changing-state active galactic nuclei. The postdoctoral researcher will have access to data from the Young Supernova Experiment (yse.ucsc.edu), a new 1500 square degree time domain survey being carried out with the Pan-STARRS telescopes. Applicants are encouraged to describe how they would utilize this data in their research statement.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with experience, education, and University policy
FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: No
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Position Term in months: 12

Overtime Eligibility: Overtime eligible
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Department: Physics and Astronomy
Department Link: physics.wsu.edu
Background Check: This position has been determined to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: Screening will begin on January 15, 2021 and will remain ongoing until a successful candidate has been identified.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Astronomy or Physics at the start of the postdoctoral research position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials include a cover letter, a single statement of research interests, experience, and future plans (5 pages maximum), and C.V. (including a publication list). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf. References will be contacted directly later on in the recruitment process.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Statement including research interests, experience, and future plans
  • Curriculum vitae

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):

Apply

 

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. Additionally, research centers are located throughout the state, extension offices are located in every county in Washington, and online degree programs are offered worldwide. WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research that serves the state, nation, and world. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and accountability, continual enhancement of research and educational endeavors are at the core of WSU’s strategic priorities. See here for additional information about WSU’s statewide locations.

View the HRS Benefits website for details on competitive benefits available.

 


Postdoctoral Research Associate


Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Fundamental Quantum Physics lab at Washington State University (WSU) has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher.  Prof. Engels’ group conducts a multifaceted research program in the area of ultracold quantum gases, including dilute-gas Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) and degenerate Fermi gases (DFGs).  Current research directions include, among others, spin-orbit coupling and artificial gauge field in BECs, quantum hydrodynamics including multicomponent solitons and quantum turbulence, and ultracold atoms in microgravity.  For more information on our group, please visit https://labs.wsu.edu/engels.  Our group enjoys many fruitful collaborations with local, nation and international theory groups.

Required Qualifications:
PhD in Physics or related field

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Physics, be highly motivated, have extensive experience with ultracold quantum gas experiments, have a track record of scientific publications relevant to quantum gases, and be prepared to assume a leading role in one of our experiments.  They are expected to assume day-to-day responsibilities in the lab, actively participate in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students performing research in the lab and contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and presentations at conference.  Our group maintains a highly collegial work environment in which all team members work together in a positive manner.  The Department of Physics and Astronomy at WSU comprises an international group of graduate researchers and values diversity at all levels.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary:
Commensurate with experience, education, and University policy
FTE: 100%
Tenure Track: No
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Position Term in months: 12 mo
Overtime Eligibility: Overtime eligible
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Department Link: physics.wsu.edu

Background Check:
This position has been determined to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date:
Screening will begin on March 1, 2021, and will remain ongoing until a successful candidate has been identified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume, 2) summary of work experience and research interests, and 3) publication record. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:
Please upload only the below documents to your application.

  • A full Curriculum Vitae

  • A summary of work experience and research interests (upload as “Cover Letter”)

  • Publication record

Time Type:  Full time

Position Term: 12 Month

APPLY

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.


Administrative Assistant 3

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Academic Administrative Assistant provides academic and administrative support to the Physics and Astronomy department in the College of Arts and Sciences. This position serves as the primary point of contact for the department and will be is responsible for the academic coordination on assigned graduate/undergraduate programs, recruitment, admissions, retention, scholarship program, and maintenance of teacher assignments and classes.

Responsibilities of this position include, but not limited to: answer and route all incoming calls, serve as a liaison between the department and outside constituencies, provide academic support to the department, and collaborate with the Department Chair to research and implement recruitment strategies.

Required Qualifications:

High School graduation or equivalent AND three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in office/clerical, secretarial, bookkeeping, accounting, or general administrative work; OR equivalent education/experience.

Two year’s full-time experience providing support and/or coordinating activities related to student services and/or event planning, prioritizing or scheduling or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage several projects and solve problems for a wide range of complex tasks.

Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, publishing, and communications

Experience working in higher education.

Ability to interpret and apply and communicate rules and processes.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: $3,144.00 – $4,083.00
FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Overtime Eligibility: Overtime Eligible
Position Term in months: 12 months
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Department Link: https://physics.wsu.edu
Background Check: This position has been determined to require a background check
Close Date: February 1, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):

February 1, 2021

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Apply

 

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. Additionally, research centers are located throughout the state, extension offices are located in every county in Washington, and online degree programs are offered worldwide. WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research that serves the state, nation, and world. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and accountability, continual enhancement of research and educational endeavors are at the core of WSU’s strategic priorities. See here for additional information about WSU’s statewide locations.

View the HRS Benefits website for details on competitive benefits available.