Assistant Researcher in Physics
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Assistant Researcher in Physics 

Job #JPF08426

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 $83,300-$98,400. "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: May 15, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Jun 14, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 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 physics or related fields.

The person hired will conduct research on transient structures inside the Earth's foreshock. The incumbent shall conduct simulations to understand the formation mechanisms and characteristics of foreshock transients. Demonstrated experience with numerical simulations, spacecraft data analysis, and space plasma theory are desired. a Ph.D. in physics or related fields is required. Work is to be carried out in collaboration with Dr. Terry Zixu Liu and Prof. Vassilis Angelopoulos.

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 beginning May 15, 2023. The deadline to submit your application is June 14, 2023.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Terry Zixu Liu ( and Prof. Vassilis Angelopoulos (


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph. D. in physics 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.

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Campus Information

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.

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

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