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PROJECT ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR – ID# 19080.

JOB DESCRIPTION: High Energy Physics Group.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the High Energy Physics Group (HEPG), located at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $2,981-$6,600/Mon. 

DUTIES:  Manages the administration of the HEPG U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) umbrella grant, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) subcontracts and grants as well as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and projects. Provides wide range of office management and key administrative support on matters related to the overall management of administrative, personnel, and financial matters for the sponsored research activities of the group.  Coordinates the issuance of new supplemental and continuing award agreements, and sponsor requirements with appropriate sponsoring agency officials.  Plans, coordinates, processes, monitors, maintains and delivers administrative requirements relating to personnel actions and documents.  Assists in the preparation of grant proposals and monitors and maintains the administration of grants received.  Manages, monitors, and processes budget and financial account status, property and inventory management, and purchase and procurement activities for the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH) and the University of Hawai‘i (UH) payroll and travel reports.  Reviews and analyzes program’s financial status with approved budget allocations and advises Principal Investigator (PI) of areas of financial concern.  Other duties include overseeing the Fiscal Support Clerk and the HEPG Software/Administrative Assistant, correspondence, reports and other duties as assigned.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university.  EXPERIENCE:  Three to five (3-5) years of experience in office management or administrative support work with supervisory experience.  Experience with Federal regulations pertaining to the administration of Federal contracts and grants.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of database and spreadsheet software programs.  Working knowledge of Federal regulations pertaining to the administration of Federal grants and contracts.  Knowledge of general principles of personnel administration, budgeting and accounting.  Willingness and ability to learn new software rapidly and efficiently.  Ability to train, direct and supervise clerical, student help and other employees in matters pertaining to the program/projects.  Ability to use database, accounting, and spreadsheet software.  Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.  POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity’s policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH’s, UH’s, or business entity’s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). 

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience providing administrative support in a research environment.  Demonstrated ability in handling multiple-deadline tasks. Experience in dealing with Federal/State agencies.  Knowledge and familiarity with UH and RCUH administrative policies and procedures.  Experience in solving problems in an efficient, independent and professional manner.  

INQUIRIES:  Dr. Thomas Browder 956-2936 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

CLOSING DATE:  March 14, 2019.

Job description:

The Instrumentation Development Laboratory of the University of Hawaii Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking an energetic young researcher eager to become an expert in Belle II Data Acquisition for Phase 3 data taking and play a leading role in upgrade of this system in the next 2 years. A world-class opportunity for mentorship and professional development while enjoying a uniquely stimulating environment. The expected start of employment is Spring 2019, or as soon thereafter as possible, contingent on federal funding. The position is renewable annually for up to three years, depending on continued funding and satisfactory performance. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

We seek an outstanding, highly-motivated candidate who has a proven track-record in the development of high-performance data acquisition, and who enjoys working as part of an elite team of international experts. A PhD in electrical engineering, experimental high-energy or astro-particle physics, or closely related field is required to begin employment.

Demonstrated proficiency with modern software tools and communication protocols mandatory. Excellent communication and presentation skills are required.

Experience with firmware and experimental trigger and timing distribution systems highly desireable.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will initially undergo training in subdetector operations, and after having mastered that, will join the core group of data acquisition junior experts, participating in experiment operation and troubleshooting. The development and maintenance of critical DAQ tools and infrastructure, and support for operations with subdetectors will be a large part of Phase 3 operation, which commences in spring 2019. After Phase 3, attention will turn to update of the DAQ hardware, firmware, and software. Multiple upgrade solutions have been proposed, and a major portion of activities will be evaluating and benchmarking the proposed solutions. Upon technology downselect, the candidate will participate closely in the deployment. Significant travel to, and/or long-term stays in Japan, may be required.

Compensation:

We offer a competitive stipend, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply:  For more information, please contact: Prof. Kurtis Nishimura (kurtisn@phys.hawaii.edu) and Prof. Gary Varner (varner@phys.hawaii.edu). To apply, please submit a CV and a letter of interest. References will be requested after initial review of applications.

Contact: Gary Varner
Email: varner@phys.hawaii.edu
More Information: http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/
Letters of Reference should be sent to: varner@phys.hawaii.edu

Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-track faculty

Position Areas:

Position Date:

Position Description:

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy (P&A) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa invite applications for up to four tenure-track faculty positions, depending on the availability of funding. One or two of the positions will be at the IfA and one or two will be in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Candidates will be evaluated by a joint committee of the two units. The committee is seeking candidates that will strengthen the linkage between the IfA and the Physics and Astronomy programs. For at least two of the positions, preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are in the field of cosmology. Applications are encouraged equally from individuals with observational, experimental, and theoretical backgrounds. Appointments will be considered at both the Assistant and Associate level.
 

Applicants should have an outstanding research record, an ability to lead a research program involving students and postdocs, and an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Duties include undertaking a program of independent research, the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and contributions to the academic and scientific life of the IfA and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The anticipated start date is Fall 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or closely related areas as well as successful research experience as demonstrated by accomplishments, publications and letters of recommendation. Applicants at the Assistant level must have a demonstrated ability to teach/pedagogic skills and demonstrated scholarly achievement. Applicants at the Associate level must have demonstrated proficiency in teaching and a minimum of four years of full-time college/university teaching at the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent), with evidence of increasing professional maturity.

Desirable qualifications include at least two years of post-doctoral research.

The IfA has strong research groups in nearly all areas of astrophysics and has guaranteed access to the entire suite of observational facilities on the summits of Maunakea and Haleakala. The IfA is also the lead institution operating the Pan-STARRS wide-field optical telescopes. More information about the IfA is available at http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a strong experimental program in astrophysics (cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter) and high-energy physics (b meson physics, instrumentation and neutrinos) and a vigorous theory program in high-energy physics. More information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at http://www.phys.hawaii.edu.

TO APPLY: Please upload a curriculum vitae (including bibliography) and statements of research and teaching interests and plans using AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12117. Also please arrange for four letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same website. All applications must be received by November 19, 2018, and letters of recommendation should be received by that date.

INQUIRIES: Please email facultysearch@ifa.hawaii.edu with any questions. Note that letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the aforementioned website, not sent to this email.

The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, National Guard participation, breastfeeding, and arrest/court record (except as permissible under State law).

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Publication List
  • Four Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site help popup)

Further Info:

http //www.ifa.hawaii.edu/homepage/
Diane Hockenberry
808-956-6829

Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Job description: The Instrumentation Development Laboratory of the University of Hawaii Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking an energetic young researcher eager to develop detectors and readout for the next generation of Discovery experiments in particle and astroparticle physics.

A world-class opportunity for mentorship and professional development while enjoying a uniquely stimulating environment. The expected start of employment is late Spring 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible, contingent on federal funding. The position is renewable annually for up to three years, depending on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

Minimum Qualifications:  We seek an outstanding, highly-motivated candidate who has a proven track-record in the development of high-performance hardware and electronics and who enjoys working as part of a larger team. A PhD in electrical engineering, experimental high-energy or astro-particle physics, or closely related field is required to begin employment. Demonstrated proficiency with PCB design (high performance analog, digital and/or mixed signal) and FPGA HDL tools mandatory.  Experience with modern particle detectors and data analysis techniques is mandatory.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will initially take a leadership role in the development effort for the design, simulation, fabrication, assessment and fielding of next-generation detectors and readout instrumentation based upon Application Specific lntegrated Circuits (ASlCs) developed at the University of Hawaii.  Extensive familiarity with the Cadence tool suite is required. Extensive opportunities for innovating entirely new detector concepts.   As part of the process, regular travel to various conferences to present these development efforts are expected. Opportunities for travel in support of ongoing projects worldwide possible for interested candidates.

Compensation: We offer a competitive stipend, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For more information, please contact: Prof. Gary Varner (varner@phys.hawaii.edu).

To apply:  Please submit a curriculum vitae, list of references, description of past research, and a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Prof. Gary Varner
c/o Ms. Janet Bruce,  “Detector Development Postdoctoral Search”
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2505 Correa Road,
Honolulu, HI 96822.

Job description: The Instrumentation Development Laboratory of the University of Hawaii Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking an energetic young researcher eager to develop the enabling Integrated Circuit tools for next generation discovery experiments in particle and astroparticle physics.

A world-class opportunity for mentorship and professional development while enjoying a uniquely stimulating environment. The expected start of employment is November 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible, contingent on federal funding. The position is renewable annually for up to three years, depending on continued funding and satisfactory performance.

Minimum Qualifications:  We seek an outstanding, highly-motivated candidate who has a proven track-record in the development of high-performance hardware and electronics and who enjoys working as part of a larger team. A PhD in electrical engineering, experimental high-energy or astro-particle physics is required to begin employment. Demonstrated proficiency with ASIC (analog, digital and/or mixed signal) and PCB CAD tools mandatory. Experience with modern particle detectors and data analysis techniques is also strongly beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will initially take a leadership role in the development effort for the design, simulation, fabrication, assessment and fielding of next-generation System-on-Chip Application Specific lntegrated Circuits (ASlCs) and interface boards for high-rate readout of imaging Micro-Channel Plate Photomultiplier Tubes (MCP-PMTs) and/or Silicon Photomultiplier arrays (SiPM). Extensive familiarity with the Cadence tool suite is required. This challenging design requires less than 1000e- noise design for 100KHz single hit rates. Hit rate processing and low-noise specifications require ability to work with the latest deep sub-micron CMOS and bi-CMOS commercial processes. Following successful completion of this phase, a myriad of subsequent projects are available, depending upon candidate interests and experimental needs. As part of the process, travel to various conferences to present the work is foreseeable. Opportunities for travel in support of ongoing projects worldwide possible for interested candidates.
Desired Qualifications: Previous experience with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and firmware programming is highly desirable. Some experience with root, origin or similar data analysis packages helpful.

Compensation: We offer a competitive stipend, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For more information, please contact: Prof. Gary Varner (varner@phys.hawaii.edu).

To apply:  Please submit a curriculum vitae, list of references, description of past research, and a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Prof. Gary Varner
c/o Ms. Janet Bruce,  “Detector Development Postdoctoral Search”
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2505 Correa Road,
Honolulu, HI 96822.

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