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Available Positions

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has employment opportunities for:


Undergraduate Summer Research Positions

Through its NSF funded REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates), the department has summer positions available for undergraduate research assistants.

Paid summer research positions in Italy are available through a DOE-NSF/INFN student exchange program. Applicants must be US citizens who have completed at least three years of an undergraduate curriculum in physics, engineering or computing science at a US university.

Undergraduate Teaching Internship Positions

The department has positions during the academic year for undergraduate students to serve as teaching interns in introductory physics and astronomy courses. Interns typically work as teaching assistants in laboratory or recitation sections, or serve as workshop leaders. The internship program is open to all undergraduate science majors. Visit the teaching internship program page to learn more.

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Graduate Assistantships

Students admitted to the department's graduate program usually receive financial support either from the department or from external foundations.

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Grant Accountant

Performs professional accounting work at an operating level requiring knowledge and application of general accounting theory, techniques, and practices, and knowledge of the University accounting system. If interested in applying, please contact Sondra Anderson at sondra@pas.rochester.edu.

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Post-Doctoral Position in Computational Astrophysics

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral/research scientist position in computational astrophysics in the theoretical astrophysics research group at the University of Rochester. The scientific focus includes a range of astrophysical hydro/MHD/plasma topics including outflows and accretion in binary systems and evaporation of exoplanet atmospheres. 

This program, run by Professor Adam Frank and Professor Eric Blackman, is part of a long-term study combining astrophysics theory, high performance computing, observations and high energy density laboratory experiments. 

For more information on the position and how to apply, see the post-doctoral position in computational astrophysics job description page.

Marshak Fellowship in Particle and Nuclear Physics

The Marshak Fellowship in Particle and Nuclear Physics has been established to offer young scientists the opportunity to pursue innovative research at the University of Rochester in the fields of particle and nuclear physics, plasma astrophysics, and plasma physics and controlled fusion. To learn more, visit the Marshak Fellowship page.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions 

There are no open positions at this time. To see a complete list of faculty openings in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, visit our faculty recruiting page

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