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Postdoctoral research associate PositionS

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah anticipates several openings for Postdoctoral Research Associates beginning in 2021-2022 in the specialties listed below. If you are interested in applying, send your letter of interest specifying which specialty, CV, list of publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the email address listed by the search area of your choice. All positions are considered open until filled and are pending grant fund availability. For information about the department, please go to

Superconductivity and quantum effects under pressure, Shanti Deemyad,

Lattice Gauge Theory, Carleton DeTar,

Astroparticle Physics – Telescope Array, John Matthews,

Astroparticle Physics – IceCube Neutrino Telescope, Carsten Rott,

Particle Phenomenology, Pearl Sandick and Yue Zhao,

HIV Biophysics, Saveez Saffarian,

Photovoltaic & Spintronics, Valy Vardeny,   

Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to the email address of the jobs listed above.  

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.  

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. 

Last Updated: 8/17/21