Assistant Researcher in Physical Sciences
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Assistant Researcher in Physical Sciences

Job #JPF08765
  • EARTH, PLANETARY, AND SPACE SCIENCES / L&S Physical Sciences / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Researcher
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 13-B. The salary range for this position is $87,100 - $102,900. "Off-scale salaries", i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: August 14, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023 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 Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, seeks applicants for an Assistant Researcher. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in astronomy, planetary science, or related fields.

The person hired will conduct research on asteroids. The incumbent shall use existing observational data to (1) determine accurate shapes, spin states, masses, and densities of asteroids; (2) To determine the mutual orbit characteristics and evolution of a binary system. Demonstrated experience with 3D shape modeling of asteroid is desired. Additional experience in spin and orbital evolution calculations is preferred. A Ph.D. in astronomy, planetary science, or related fields is required. Work is to be carried out in collaboration with Prof. Jean-Luc Margot.

Candidates must provide a (a) curriculum vitae, (b) cover letter, (c) statement of research (max 1 page), (d) statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the names of three-five references including names and contact information. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website at http://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08765 beginning August 14, 2023. The deadline to submit your application is September 13, 2022.

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jean-Luc Margot (jlm@epss.ucla.edu).

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph. D. in astronomy, planetary science, or related fields is required.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Reference contact information is being requested of applicants. References may be asked to provide a letter of recommendation.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08765

Help contact: epssap@epss.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA
or

Log in to your portfolio

Need help? Contact the hiring department.

The University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. You have the right to an equal employment opportunity.

For more information about your rights, see the EEO is the Law Supplement

The University of California, Los Angeles is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

See our Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Annual Security Reports


If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Physicaloxy

Apply

All Jobs

FACEBOOK
TWITTER
LINKEDIN

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Zurich Job Postings