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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Science: Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Astrophysics & Cosmology.  Yale offers a lively academic environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck, and Palomar telescopes. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV, SDSS-V, and Simons Observatory collaborations, and Yale faculty are also involved in DESI, LSST, CMB-S4, and CHIME. Yale also offers High-Performance Computing facilities and has established a new Institute for the Foundations of Data Science. Current astrophysics research at Yale includes cosmology, black holes, high-energy astrophysics, dark matter, dark energy, large-scale structure, galaxy evolution, stellar evolution, star formation, exoplanets, solar physics, and the interface of particle physics and astrophysics. Observers, instrumentalists, and theorists are all encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to build a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Physics Department, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/113697 and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of publications, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and a minimum of three letters of reference, to be uploaded by the letter writers. Applications that are complete by November 15, 2022, will receive full consideration; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled. Please note there is an open position in data-driven astronomy in the Astronomy Department, so where appropriate, applicants are encouraged to apply for that position as well. Please address questions and nominations to the Chair of the search committee, Prof. Reina Maruyama, via AstrophysicsSearch@mailman.yale.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, or a closely related field, at the time of the hire.

Application Instructions

See position description and application instructions above.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Sciences: Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Yale University and the newly established Yale Quantitative Biology Institute (QBio) invite applications for a junior faculty appointment in the area of Biological Physics, working jointly between the department and the institute. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor level.

Recently, physicists have opened to theory new areas of living systems that were previously empirical. A much wider universe of living and evolutionary phenomena is now ripe for a revolution in understanding akin to that which transformed our understanding of hard condensed matter. Yale is making significant investments in this direction, establishing the new Quantitative Biology Institute (QBio) in the newly built, state-of-the-art Yale Science Building (YSB) on main campus, alongside labs from the physics and biology departments.  The successful candidate will be located in the QBio Institute. The mission of QBio is to gain insight into the logic of Life, and to uncover new principles by which living matter – both natural and engineered – self-organizes and computes.

We especially encourage applications from candidates using creative physics theory approaches to understand any living system, or those using living systems to generate new theoretical insight. The successful candidate will be provided with space for theoretical research within the QBio Institute in YSB, and access to shared or stand-alone empirical laboratory space if needed for their research program. The broad research interests of the QBio faculty include systems neuroscience, microbiology, evolution, materials science, soft condensed matter, molecular and cellular biology, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, information theory, data sciences, and virology.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Physics Department and of the QBio Institute, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of Yale’s broader academic community. The Physics Department and the QBio Institute therefore particularly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, or a closely related field, at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/113696 and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (1-2 pages), a diversity statement (1-2 pages), a list of up to five selected publications, and up to five reprints of papers published or in press. Candidates should arrange for at least three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date. To ensure full consideration please submit all materials by November 15, 2022.  Interviews and talks will be part of a two-day symposium tentatively scheduled for February 2-3, 2023.

Questions about the position can be submitted to the search committee at PhysBiosearch@mailman.yale.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, or a closely related field, at the time of the hire. 

Application Instructions

See position description and application instructions above. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Science: Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of experimental nuclear physics. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor level.
 
The areas of interest for this search include experimental topics in Hot and Cold QCD research broadly defined, such as those currently, but not exclusively, underway at BNL, JLAB, CERN and GSI. The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group at the Yale Wright Laboratory, be an engaged member of the Physics Department and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Yale is engaged in campus-wide cross-cutting investments in instrumentation development including significant new investment in the Wright Laboratory which houses unique on-site state-of-the-art research facilities, technical infrastructure, and interaction spaces to support innovative instrument development, experimental research, and training of the next generation of scientists. 

We are especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.  To promote diversity, the Department especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/113692 and upload a cover letter, CV and publication list, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching/mentoring statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and up to five publications. Applicants are encouraged to annotate their publication list to highlight their contributions on large collaboration papers. Applicants should also arrange for three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date.  Applications that are complete by November 1st, 2022 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  We also welcome nominations for the position, which should be directed to the email address below. Please address questions and nominations to the Chair of the search committee Prof. Nikhil Padmanabhan via PhysNuclearSearch@mailman.yale.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics, or a closely related field, at the time of the hire. 

Application Instructions

See position description and application instructions above.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Sciences: Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of experimental quantum science. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor level. Quantum science and engineering is one of five top priority areas identified in the University’s Science Strategy Report and we have a vibrant and expanding community both in the Yale Quantum Institute and described more broadly at Quantum at Yale. Yale is engaged in a campus-wide investment in quantum science, engineering, and materials; we are conducting several searches in this broad area across a range of departments and expect to conduct additional searches in this area in future years. Yale’s planned investments in these research areas includes a new state-of-the-art building for the physical sciences and engineering.

The areas of interest for this particular search include but are not limited to quantum condensed matter experiment (CME), atomic/molecular/optical (AMO), quantum information science (QIS) and development of quantum-sensing techniques for application to fundamental measurements in other areas such as nuclear and particle physics. 

The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Physics Department, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. 

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/103762) and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and up to five reprints of papers published or in press. In addition to applications, we also welcome nominations for the position, which should be directed to the email address below. Assistant professor candidates should arrange for three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date. Applications that are complete by October 1st, 2022, will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions and nominations to the Chair of the search committee, Helen Caines, via PhysQuantumSearch@mailman.yale.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D in Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. 

Application Instructions

See position description and application instructions above. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Sciences: Physics
Position Description
The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical physics, broadly defined. Applications will be considered at the tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor levels. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.
 
The newly appointed faculty member will join a dynamic group of experimentalists in AMO, quantum information, and other closely allied areas, and will also benefit from interactions with Yale’s world-class group of theorists in quantum many-body physics.
 
The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute broadly to the activities of the Physics Department. To promote diversity, the Department especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
 
Qualifications
Ph.D. in Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire.  
 
Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and a research statement. The latter should include a description of the proposed research program and the anticipated required resources. Any questions should be sent to Prof. Keith Baker (oliver.baker@yale.edu), chair of the search committee. Review of applications will begin November 21, 2021.
 
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Research Positions

Research Scientist–Relativistic Heavy-Ion Research Group
Position Description

The Relativistic Heavy-Ion research group of the Physics Department at Yale is seeking to recruit an exceptional research scientist to take a leading role in the group’s detector hardware activities. Current detector research activities are focused on R&D for tracking detectors at the future Electron Ion Collider (EIC) and alternative gain structures for TPCs. We plan to increase our role in developing the design and proto-typing of detectors for the EIC with the intention of eventual EIC detector construction. The group are members of Yale’s Wright Lab and have shared access to all the facilities located there (https://wlab.yale.edu/facilities).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to motivate and lead projects that complement research directions of the group, as well as provide critical training and mentoring of individual lab members. The candidate must therefore be highly-motivated with excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills. Prerequisites for appointment on the research scientist track include a doctoral degree and relevant postdoctoral experience.

Applications are now open and will be considered on a rolling basis. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This appointment can be renewed indefinitely provided the need for the position continues, the funding for the position is available, and the expectations for performance are met.

Interested candidates should submit their applications to Professor Helen Caines (helen.caines@yale.edu) and Professor John Harris (john.harris@yale.edu). Application material should include a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and four letters of reference.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

 

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Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships

Position Description

The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for the YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by June 2021 in astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology. YCAA is part of the vibrant research community in the Astronomy and Physics departments at Yale. The Fellowship is for three years (renewed annually subject to performance) and offers competitive salary, benefits and research funds.
 
Yale offers a lively intellectual environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck and Palomar telescopes, and to Chilean telescopes through an ongoing Chilean collaboration. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV and SDSS-V collaborations and the Fellow will have access to High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale.
 
Fellows are free to carry out their own research program, although there is a preference for research interests that intersect with one or more Yale astrophysics faculty (see https://ycaa.yale.edu/people/faculty). Active research at Yale spans most areas in astrophysics and includes theoretical, observational and instrumentation efforts.
 
Qualifications
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree by June 2021 in astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology.
 
Application Instructions
Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/xxxxx and must submit their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief (max 3 pages) description of their anticipated research program by December 1, 2020. Candidates should also arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL by December 1. Fellowship candidates will also be considered for any other open postdoctoral positions in astrophysics at Yale in their fields of interest, unless they ask to be considered only for the YCAA Fellowship.
 
Applications that are complete by December 1, 2020 will be assured of full consideration.
 
Inquiries about job: Meg Urry, meg.urry@yale.edu
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

 

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Position Description

The search for the 2022 Mossman Fellowship has ended. Applications for the following year will be accepted in the fall.

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Position Description

The quantum information theory group (Shruti Puri and Steven Girvin) in the Yale Quantum Institute seeks outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral position as part of an interdisciplinary project exploring theoretically and experimentally the near-term creation and application of QRAMs (quantum random access memories) and related topics. The start date is flexible. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the physics and/or computer science of quantum information and computation. Applications should include a CV with publication list and outline of research interests, and may also include up to four selected preprints and reprints. Candidates should arrange for three recommendation letters. Please submit all materials, including recommendation letters, to http://apply.interfolio.com/87460. Early applications are encouraged.

Applications and letters will be considered at any time until the position is filled but must be received no later than November 1, 2021 to guarantee full consideration.

Yale anticipates being fully open for (essentially) normal operations beginning September 1, 2021, but accommodations can be made for a remote start if Covid-19 circumstances warrant.

Yale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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The Condensed Matter Theory group at Yale University seeks outstanding applicants for a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship
Position Description

The Condensed Matter Theory group at Yale University seeks outstanding applicants for a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship endowed by Yale University, to start in the Summer or Fall of 2023. The successful applicant will receive a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship endowed by Yale University. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in quantum aspects of condensed matter theory and research interests in the general areas of electron correlations, low-dimensional systems, topological phases of matter, disorder, cold atomic gases, and physics of quantum information. The postdoctoral scholar is encouraged to work independently or in collaboration with faculty members (Meng Cheng, Steve Girvin, Leonid Glazman, Nicholas Read and Ramamurti Shankar). Candidates should forward their CV with publication list and outline of research interests, and arrange for three recommendation letters. Candidates may also include up to four selected preprints and reprints. Electronic submission (in PDF format) of applications and supporting materials is strongly preferred. Please submit all materials, including recommendation letters, to Interfolio. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Applications and letters must be received prior to October 31, 2022 to guarantee full consideration.

Yale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Position Description

The Yale Quantum Institute (YQI), founded in 2014, serves as a forum to bring together experimental and theoretical researchers at Yale in the field of quantum information physics, quantum optics and nanophotonics, optomechanics, mesoscopic physics, quantum control, quantum measurement, and quantum many-body physics. It provides a synergistic and collaborative setting for Yale’s cutting edge research in these fields. A recent report from University Science Strategy Committee identified quantum science as one of Yale’s top priorities and recommends the expansion of existing Yale quantum efforts at a scale that will attract international attention and place Yale in a position of broad intellectual leadership.

Physics Faculty in YQI

Sean Barrett
Meng Cheng
Steven Girvin
Leonid Glazman
Jack Harris
Karsten Heeger
Reina Maruyama
David Moore
Nir Navon
Nicholas Read
R. Shankar

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Postdoctoral Associate Positions

Position Description

The group of Yoram Alhassid (https://alhassidgroup.yale.edu/) in the Physics Department at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position starting in the Fall of 2022. Research areas of the group include nuclear and many-body theory, cold atom physics, and mesoscopic physics/nanoscience.

Applicants should submit their CV, including a list of publications and a brief description of research interests at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20434, and arrange for three letters of reference. The submission of the letters through AcademicJobsOnline is encouraged but submission by email to yoram.alhassid@yale.edu is also accepted.

To ensure full consideration of your application, please submit all materials by December 1, 2021. However, later applications may be considered until the position is filled.
 
Yale University strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
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Position Description
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in experimental cosmology within the Physics Department at Yale University. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Laura Newburgh on CHIME (https://chime-experiment.ca/en). You would focus on data analysis for the CHIME cosmology survey currently underway.
 
Appropriately qualified applicants will have the opportunity to pursue other avenues of related research. This position is for a two-year appointment, to be renewed for an additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance.
 
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Newburgh (laura.newburgh@yale.edu) for additional information before applying.
 
Qualifications
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field, and have demonstrated skills in cosmology instrumentation. 
 
Application Instructions
Applicants are encouraged to apply online, providing a CV and publications list, a brief statement of research interests (2 pages), and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted (which can happen only after the applicant has created a dossier through Interfolio). For full consideration, applications should be received by Jan 14, 2022. Interested applicants may also apply for Yale fellowships (YCAA and Mossman fellowships).
 
The nominal start date for the position is Fall 2022, but is negotiable.
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Graduate Research Opportunities

graduate wright lab
Position Description
Graduate and undergraduate research opportunities at Wright Lab.
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

undergraduate Wright Lab
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Graduate and undergraduate research opportunities at Wright Lab.
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Position Description
Research opportunities for undergraduate students.
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