University of Virginia, Physics Department - Sackett Lab

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Position ID:University of Virginia-Physics Department - Sackett Lab-POSTDOC [#13391]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Atomic Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Atomic/Molecular Physics, ultracold quantum gases
Appl Deadline:2019/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/03/05, finished 2020/04/05)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to do experimental work in atomic physics.

The successful candidate will help develop a Sagnac interferometer gyroscope using atoms trapped on an atom chip. Experience with atom chips is preferred, and experience with atom interferometry and Bose-Einstein condensates is also valuable. Candidates should have a strong record of research achievement in atomic physics or a related discipline. The project will be part of the DARPA A-PhI program, and includes opportunities to collaborate with industry partners Northrop Grumman, ColdQuanta, and Space Dynamics Lab. 

QUALIFCATION REQUIRMENTS: The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field by appointment start date is required. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at by attaching a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on 3/1/2019, but the position will remain open until filled. 

The appointment can be extended for up to three years, with the initial 18-month appointment being extendable by an additional 18-month term contingent upon satisfactory performance. 

For questions about the position, please contact Cass Sackett at 

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at 

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

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Contact: Cass Sackett
Email: email
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382 McCormick Rd.
PO Box 400714
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714
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