Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant, Nature Sciences & Math
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Posted in Education and Training


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Job Info


Position Summary

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Physics and Astronomy employs diverse and dynamic full-time faculty of 12, including 4 women. We provide an attentive, hands-on research and learning environment for students up to the PhD level. Our student population comprises about 50 undergraduates and 20-25 graduate students. The program is recognized by the APS among US PhD-granting departments for our high percentage (50%) of female graduates: placing second nationally at the undergraduate level and third at the graduate level (APS data for the period 2011-2013). More information about the department can be found at http://www.physics.du.edu.

Dr. Mark Siemens seeks a post-baccalaureate summer research assistant to design and build experimental quantum optics apparatus to study photon entanglement with vortices.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

The research assistant will construct complex optical setups from scratch, and interface with cameras and electro-optic devices, in order to control and measure vortex states in entangled photons. They will also perform calculations to predict the behavior we are studying, and collaborate with other members of the research group in writing up results for publication.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to read and synthesize scientific papers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Creative and self-directed approach to research tasks
  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive and collaborative group environment

Required Qualifications

  • BS in physics
  • At least 1 year of undergraduate research experience in physics
  • Ability to code in Python or Mathematica

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with principles of optical vortices
  • Experience mentoring younger students


Hourly Range
The hourly range for the position is $23.50 - $26.20.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.



Benefits
The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Wednesday June 8th, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter


The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.



All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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