Open Position - Assistant Research Professor in Experimental Complex Plasma Physics - CASPER
An assistant research professor position in complex plasma physics is immediately available in Dr. Truell Hyde’s experimental research group within the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER), Baylor University, USA. The successful applicant will work primarily in experimental research but may also be involved in some numerical modeling and data analysis within Dr. Lorin Matthew’s numerical group at the same Center.
The primary working environment will be the Hypervelocity Impacts and Dusty Plasma Lab (HIDPL-CASPER) located in the Baylor Research & Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) at Baylor University. The HIDPL operates under CASPER and is a part of its interdisciplinary research initiative, combining faculty across multiple departments and schools as well as international partners.
The successful applicant will work on the research project " PK-4: Self-Ordering of Interacting Complex Plasma Particles in Microgravity" funded by NSF and NASA. Complex plasma, also known as dusty plasma, consists of ions, electrons and charged nanometer to micron sized solid particles known as dust. Experimentally, a proper understanding of the physics underlying this field is complicated by the fact that the majority of research conducted to date occurs in a gravitational environment (i.e., on the Earth). This project directly addresses this issue, utilizing a multinational collaboration to compare experimental results collected on the Earth to experimental results collected employing the Plasma Kristall-4 (PK-4) device located on the International Space Station.
Application Requirements -- Applicants must possess the Ph.D. in Physics or an equivalent field. A strong background in complex plasma physics and/or experience in an experimental lab is an advantage but is not required.
All applications must be processed through the Baylor IApply website and contain:
- Cover letter
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- A complete list of publications and presentations
- Contact details for 2-3 professional references
The official Baylor job posting can be found here.
Application Opening Date – July 15, 2017.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by September 1, 2017.
More information on CASPER can be found here.
More information on the BRIC can be found here.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Dr. Truell Hyde (Truell_Hyde@baylor.edu).