Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate to work on a new tabletop-scale experiment sensitive to new physics that might explain the mysterious matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe. The experiment will search with high sensitivity for time-reversal violating nuclear forces in 205Tl in a TlF molecular beam, induced by particles and forces with origins beyond the Standard Model.
The research associate will participate in all aspects of the design, construction, and operation of the experiment, with particular emphasis on the central interaction nuclear spin precession region comprising high voltage electrodes, magnetic shielding, and RF coils for quantum state manipulation.
The position is for one year initially, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years upon mutual agreement and availability of funds. The position is based initially at UMass Amherst, with work in collaboration with scientists at Yale and Columbia.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in experimental physics with experience in precision measurements in atomic, molecular, nuclear, or particle physics preferred occasional travel to Yale University will be required.
Please submit a current CV, and a 1-2 page description of research experience and interests and contact info for 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin two weeks after posting. The nominal start date is Nov. 1, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Please apply at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=77302
For questions or further information about the position, please contact David Kawall (firstname.lastname@example.org).