University of New Mexico, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:UNM-Physics and Astronomy-SCIENTIST [#14215, req9973]
Position Title: Sr Research Scientist 2
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics Education
Appl Deadline:2019/09/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/08/08, finished 2020/03/22, listed until 2019/10/15)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico is searching for a full-time Sr. Research Scientist 2. This position requires a background in physics or a closely related field. The Sr. Research Scientist 2 will be responsible for providing technical support in upper division undergraduate/graduate physics laboratory classes including Electronics, Junior, Senior, and Optics labs, and maintenance of equipment including computers and general lab equipment. The individual will also participate in the development of new experiments across these laboratories and chair the upper division undergraduate/graduate lab committee. Other areas of responsibilities include oversight and management of a small spectroscopy lab and our electronics and machine shops and their staff, technical oversight and support of our Campus Observatory, and maintenance of audio-video equipment. The individual also serves as the instructor of record for the summer session introductory physics and astronomy labs. In addition, this individual is expected to teach short courses including lab safety, and occasionally teach lab courses, as needed.

Other duties involving the same general qualifications may arise from time to time.

For best consideration, please apply by September 15th, 2019. 

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. 

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics or closely related field
  • Experience in electronics, instrumentation, data acquisition systems, and computer interfacing
  • Ability and interest in teaching and developing upper division undergraduate/graduate physics labs
  • Ability and interest in working with students
  • Managerial and supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with optical telescopes

To apply, please go to and search for ReqID req9973. Provide the following: 

• A cover letter that addresses how your qualifications and experience match the preferred qualifications

• A resume that includes a complete work history, including beginning and end dates for each position and details of the duties and responsibilities performed (please note: this position requires a Master's Degree and 7 years of directly related experience; the latter means work experience at or above the same level of responsibility, as well as duties and responsibilities that bear resemblance to those described in the Description and Preferred Qualifications)

• At least two letters of professional reference

• The names and contact information for at least three supervisory references (your letter providers plus a third reference) – please include this information on your resume or in a separate file; be sure to indicate whether it is okay to contact your current supervisor.

Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information. 

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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1919 Lomas Blvd NE
MSC07 4220
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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