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Postdoctoral Associate CY

Apply now Job no: 511212
Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Physics
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific

Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for one or more post-doctoral research positions in the phenomenology group with interests including but not limited to neutrinos, dark matter, model-building, and/or particle-astrophysics. To receive full consideration applications must be received by December 1st, 2019.  

This position is available starting Fall 2020 with a duration of 2-3 years depending on performance and availability of funding. The phenomenology group consists of three faculty, Shunsaku Horiuchi, Patrick Huber, and Ian Shoemaker, within the Center for Neutrino Physics that consists of more than a dozen faculty in both theory and experiment. The primary duties of the position will consist of research in theoretical high energy physics, writing peer-reviewed publications and presenting research results to a wider research community both regionally and internationally.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics or another closely related field. They must be able to work independently, while at the same time contributing constructively as part of a team.
Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, resume/curriculum vitae, and optional cover letter to In addition, arrange to have 3 professional letters of recommendation sent to Ian Shoemaker  at ( Apply to posting #511212. 

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About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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