Assistant Project Scientist in Particle Physics University of California, San Diego, Division of Physical Sciences, Department of Physics United States

Assistant Project Scientist in Particle Physics


  • Physical Sciences - PHYSICS



Open date: February 13th, 2019
Next review date: March 6th, 2019

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 6th, 2019

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.


The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body, and invites applications from qualified individuals for an Assistant Project Scientist to join the Particle Physics research group. Areas of interest include: electroweak symmetry breaking in the early Universe, dark matter, mechanisms of baryogenesis, the strong CP problem, collider phenomenology, and search strategies for gravitational wave interferometers. All positions are subject to availability of funding.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field with postdoctoral experience working at the intersection of theoretical particle physics and cosmology. The candidate is expected to be an excellent leader and team player with the ability to work independently and to have the ability to transfer knowledge to students and postdocs in the group.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.


Interested candidates should submit online at and include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to and leadership in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to the above website by the deadline.


Prompt response is recommended. Review of applications will commence on March 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity



La Jolla, CA



Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. including a list of publications.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equitysite for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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