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Research Assistant Professor - CENPA

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Physics

Title: Research Assistant Professor - CENPA

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Position Description

The Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics (CENPA) at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time Research Assistant Professor in experimental nuclear physics for an anticipated appointment beginning in 2021.  This is a 12 month non-tenure track position with a 3-year appointment, renewable for up to 5 years total depending on performance and funding.

Although the candidate will be primarily engaged in research activities, all University of Washington faculty may engage in teaching, research, and service. 

Current group research interests include precision muon physics (Muon g-2, PIENUXe), neutrino mass (KATRIN, Project 8, Selena), neutrinoless double beta decay (Majorana, LEGEND, Selena), and fundamental symmetries in beta decays using our local facility (He-6 CRES).   CENPA programs also include dark matter and axion physics (DAMIC, ADMX) and a broad local program in tabletop gravity experiments. See:  We are primarily interested in augmenting the current and future muon group program, but all outstanding candidates will be uniformly considered.


Applicants should have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in experimental nuclear physics, broadly defined, post-doctoral experience of at least 12 months, a documented record of research achievements, and an established record of publications.


Applications should  include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement describing the applicant's experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and three letters of reference. Priority will be given to applications received before September 30, 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled. Any questions may be directed to Professor David Hertzog at

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