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.
Students admitted to the department's graduate program usually receive financial support either from the department or from external foundations.
Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Thermodynamics
The Quantum Thermodynamics & Quantum Transport (QT2) group of Prof. Landi, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester, seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the theory of quantum thermodynamics, open quantum systems and quantum information. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated researcher to pursue exciting problems related to the role of coherence and fluctuations in thermodynamic processes.
The appointment is to start after January 1, 2023 (start date flexible) and is initially for 2 years with the possibility of extending for another year subject to satisfactory performance.
The candidate should hold a PhD in Physics or a closely related subject and ideally should have research experience in some or all of the following areas:
- Open quantum systems
- Quantum information
- Quantum thermodynamics & quantum transport
- Numerical simulations of quantum systems in either Mathematica or Python
The work will require a mix of analytical and computational work and will involve a close dialogue between theory and experiment. We are looking for candidates with good communication and teamwork skills, and who will also be directly involved in mentoring and collaborating with PhD students working on similar topics.
We aim to provide a supportive environment that will prioritize the candidate’s career development as well as their research. Our goal is to build a diverse team of researchers in order to find creative solutions to some of the most challenging problems in quantum physics.
To apply, please get in touch directly with Professor Gabriel T. Landi <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Applicants should submit their CV, a brief (1 page max) statement of research interests and the contact details of at least two references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applicants from members of minority groups and women. All applications are considered. EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled
Post-Doctoral Position in Quantum Nanostructures
The Quantum Nanostructures group at the University of Rochester, led by John Nichol, is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research associate. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated researcher who has the ability and interest to pursue exciting and challenging problems at the boundaries of quantum information processing and many-body quantum physics. Successful candidates should
- Have completed a PhD in physics by the start of the position.
- Have experience with dilution refrigerators.
- Have experience with microfabrication, including electron beam lithography.
- Possess good oral and written communication skills.
For more information about the group, visit nicholgroup.weebly.com. The position is initially for one year but may be extended for a second and third year, depending on performance and funding.
To apply, applicants should submit their CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to John Nichol (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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.
Tenure-track Faculty Position in Astrophysics
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester invites applications for a faculty position in observational or experimental astrophysics to begin July 2024. Applicants should have a Ph.D., an outstanding record of research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. The position is intended for a junior tenure-track faculty member. We are particularly interested in candidates working in observational exoplanetary astrophysics. However, we encourage candidates in areas of planetary, stellar, Galactic and high energy astrophysics to apply.
Each candidate should submit (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; (3) descriptions of research and teaching plans; (4) a statement of your commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia, including past work and future goals; and (5) contact information for four letter of recommendation writers for support of their application. Further instructions for submission of applications may be found at:
For more information about the UR Physics and Astronomy Department, see
Questions about the position can be directed to
Prof. Dan M. Watson
Chair, Astrophysics Search Committee
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, beginning 1 December 2022.
The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity, and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applicants from members of minority groups and women. All applications are considered without regard to race, sex, age, religion or national origin. Salary will be competitive.
EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled
Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
There are no non-tenure track faculty positions available at this time.
There are no staff positions available at this time.