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Assistant Project Scientist in Gravitational Theory - Physics Department/Horowitz Group

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Project Scientest
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: October 1, 2022
Position duration: 1 year

Application Window

Open date: June 17th, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jul 29, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Physics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is seeking an outstanding Assistant Project Scientist with a strong research record to pursue innovative research in collaboration with Professor Gary Horowitz. The Assistant Project Scientist will work with the Gravitational Theory Group conducting research in theoretical gravitational physics including work on asymptotic symmetries and conservation laws in general relativity; instabilities of black holes and other solutions of Einstein’s equation; and finding new gravitational solutions.

The initial appointment is for 1 year.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicant must have Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field by the application date. Must have at least 5 years of postdoc experience in theoretical gravitational physics.

Preferred qualifications

It is preferable if the applicant has six years of postdoc experience by the start of this position .

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Publications List

Reference requirements

No references will be required.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA