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Marshak Fellowship

Robert E. Marshak Postdoctoral Fellowship and Scientist Positions in Physics

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The University of Rochester Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for honorary Robert E. Marshak Postdoctoral Fellowship and Scientist positions in Physics.

The Marshak Fellowships were established in 2004 to honor the distinguished career of Prof. Robert E. Marshak to offer young scientists the opportunity to pursue innovative research at the University of Rochester in the fields of Particle and Nuclear physics.

In 2006, the scope of the Marshak Fellowship Committee was  expanded to select Marshak Fellows and Scientists in the fields of  (1) Particle and Nuclear Physics, (2) Plasma Astrophysics, and (3)  High Energy Density Plasmas and Laser-Plasma Physics

Fellows  and Scientists will receive, in addition to full salary support, a supplemental stipend of $2500 per year as well as a research expense fund of at least $2000 per annum to be used at their discretion.

It is expected that this research will require the support of one of the established groups in theoretical or experimental Particle and Nuclear Physics, Plasma Astrophysics, or High Energy Density Plasmas and Laser-Plasma Physics  at Rochester. Accordingly, applicants for these fellowships are strongly encouraged to contact potential research advisors in these fields at Rochester in advance of submitting their application. Current postdoctoral positions with which these honorary Postdoctoral Fellowship and Scientist positions may be associated are often posted on the Physics and Astronomy Department web site, and on the Laboratory for Laser Energetics web site.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, bibliography of publications and those not yet published, an indication of the group with which the candidate would most likely be associated, and a description of the anticipated research program. In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the committee. Application material should be mailed to

Marshak Postdoctoral Fellowship and Scientist Committee
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627 USA

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received. Fellowship candidates will automatically be considered for other available postdoctoral positions in their fields of interest. In addition to research grants,  funding for Marshak Fellowship and Scientist positions is provided by the University of Rochester Department of Physics and Astronomy Marshak Fund, the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics, and the University of Rochester Fusion Science Center.

Previously Awarded Robert E. Marshak Fellowships in Physics include:

Clarence Wret, 2018 --
Particle physics on the T2K, DUNE, and MINERvA neutrino experiments
PhD, Imperial College

Gabe Perdue, 2011 - 2013
Particle Physics on the MINERvA neutrino experiment
PhD, University of Chicago

Current Position: Scientist, Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois

Henning Flaecher, 2009 - 2011
Particle physics on the CMS experiment
PhD, Royal Holloway, University of London
Current Position: Reader in Physics, University of London

Amnon Harel, 2006 - 2009
Particle physics on the D0 and CMS experiments
PhD, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Current Position: Chief Technology Officer, Lingacom Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel

David Rainwater, 2004 - 2008
Particle physics phenomenology
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Current Position: Research Scientist, Applied Research Labs, U. of Texas at Austin

Veronique Boisvert, 2002 - 2004
Particle physics on the CDF experiment
PhD, Cornell University
Current Position: Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of disadvantaged minority groups, veterans and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.