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Post-Doctoral Associate

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123383
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: CMNS-Physics
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Gravitation Laboratory in the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position. The position is for two years with the possibility of renewal for additional years. The Gravitation Laboratory, co-directed by Professors Ho Jung Paik and Peter Shawhan, continues to develop very sensitive superconducting gravity gradiometers (SGGs) and seismometers, and perform precision tests of laws of gravity. The SGG technology is also being applied to the development of a new type of gravitational wave detector to operate in the frequency band of 0.1-10 Hz. For additional information, see

Contributions will be expected towards:
• Assembly and test of SGG with levitated test masses
• Assembly and test of prototype lunar seismometer
• Design and analysis of SGG for gravitational wave detection
• Design and analysis of SGG for earthquake detection

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, list of publications, and a description of past research and current/future research interests, and contact information for three references. Questions should be directed to Prof. Paik at Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in physical sciences or engineering.


Experience in the following areas will be very helpful:
• Mechanical design and assembly
• Cryogenics
• Data acquisition and signal processing
• Electronic circuit design and assembly

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 10/02/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/30/2017
Physical Demands

Incumbent will work in an underground laboratory environment.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  3. Vision Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

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