University of California, Riverside, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:UCR-Department of Physics and Astronomy-EICFELLOW [#18233]
Position Title: Assistant Project Scientist with the California EIC Consortium
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Riverside, California 92521, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Nuclear & Particle Experiment
Appl Deadline:2021/05/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/03/03, finished 2021/12/04)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Project Scientist with the California EIC Consortium 

The California EIC consortium consists of five University of California and California-State University campuses and three National Laboratories.(Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Riverside, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, LBNL, LLNL, and LANL).
. Our consortium members will work together on EIC physics and detector development, with emphasis on the silicon tracker and forward calorimeters.

The EIC project is in a critical juncture, with the call for detector proposals and collaboration formation expected to occur this year. In this context, The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside invites applicants for an Assistant Project Scientist (“California EIC Fellow”) to conduct applied research for the California EIC consortium. The selected candidate will:
  • Coordinate the work among campuses and national laboratories, and lead publication of the consortium’s research.

  • Help supervise graduate and undergraduate students among campuses, enhancing campus collaboration with LLNL, LANL and LBNL. 

  • Contribute to the design of silicon-tracker and calorimeter systems for EIC detectors, as well as development of new observables. 

  • Carry out large-scale computations, utilizing the supercomputer systems at LBNL’s NERSC facility and at LLNL, and coordinate across collaborating institutions.

  • Present research results in seminars and at scientific conferences.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to get involved with ongoing research efforts with members of the consortium. Ongoing projects include: the ALICE and LHCb experiments at the LHC; the STAR and sPHENIX experiments at RHIC;  experiments at the Jefferson Laboratory (at Hall-A, Hall-C, and CLAS12); and the H1 experiment at HERA.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. in Physics. by the date of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience with experimental nuclear or particle physics at colliders or fixed-target experiments (at RHIC, JLab, or CERN).

  • Demonstrated ability to work within large collaborations. 

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The position is to be based at UC Riverside. Frequent travel and extended stays at institutions that are members of the California EIC consortium are expected.  

To apply: Submit the following documents through the following link (

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Research statement

  • Publication list

  • Names of three reference contacts.

Review of applications will commence on March 15, 2021.  Complete applications will be accepted until June 30th 2021 or until position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified

applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,

sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or

any other characteristic protected by law. 

Advancement through the Project Scientist ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. 

For more information about this position, please send an email to: For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Christina Taylor, Academic Personnel, at or Professor Miguel Arratia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, at .

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Department of Physics and Astronomy
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521