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Nonproliferation Summer Student Program at Los Alamos

The 8-week intensive schedule will consist of hands-on training, complete with seminars and tours as well as a research internship. We hope to bring together 20-25 of the best university students and a handful of experts in the nonproliferation world, exposing everyone to the unique facilities that LANL has to offer.
Deadline for applications is December 5, 2021

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Computational Biology Lab openings

Opportunities to pivot to biomedical data science: viral evolution and immunology

Interested in leveraging your skills to advance understanding of viral evolution & immunology? We have lots of hard questions and a supportive environment in which you can pivot to biomedical data science, a field full of opportunities in academia and industry. Our research group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle is full of ex-math and ex-physics researchers, so we speak your language. Some current projects:

            • reconstructing evolutionary histories in the densely-sampled regime (e.g. SARS-CoV-2)
            • integrating predictions of protein function into models of antibody affinity maturation
            • developing modern machine-learning approaches to Bayesian phylogenetic inference

For more information about the lab, please visit

Western Digital,  Engineer/Scientist in HAMR optical and device fabrication

The Western Digital R&D center in Fremont, CA is a world class research laboratory, wafer fab and manufacturing center at the intersection of San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley.  Research activities focus on all aspects of information storage technology and storage architecture. We are inviting applications for a position in optical-device-fabrication as part of the Advanced Head Development organization, where our mission is to invent and develop technology for future products, such as Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR).  This is an opportunity to work where magnetic, optical and plasmonic devices converge on a nanoscale.  We have the capabilities of a fully-functional cleanroom with state-of-the-art equipment and a 24/7 support staff.


Work as a Research Scientist and Engineer in optical-device-fabrication at WD's wafer fab in Fremont, CA.  Candidate will be responsible for developing new processes for fabrication of HAMR devices.  Job requires interfacing with engineers and scientists in process, characterization and design groups.


·         PhD in Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, or Physics
·         Minimum of four-years experience in semiconductor, optical/plasmonic and/or magnetic device fabrication
·         Expertise in wafer processes such as lithography, wet etching, ion milling, reactive etching, thin films and CMP
·         Exposure to wafer-level characterization such as SEM, FIB, TEM, AFM and ellipsometry is desirable
·         Problem-solving and analytical skills
·         Expertise in JMP or equivalent data analysis software
·         Candidate must be innovative, detail-oriented and have strong oral and written communication skills
·         Excellent teamwork and people skills are required.

Brown University - Assistant Professor position

The Department of Physics at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Physics, starting in the summer of 2022. We seek candidates who can create a vigorous and sustainable research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and foster an equitable environment that promotes diversity and inclusion.

The search is open to all subfields of experimental soft condensed matter or biological physics, as well as their applications in related fields including engineering, medicine, neuroscience, earth science, and manufacturing. The ideal candidate will bring new expertise to Brown's Physics Department and welcome opportunities to collaborate synergistically with other faculty in Physics, School of Engineering, or across the university.

To apply, applicants should submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research goals, teaching goals, and commitment to diversity and inclusion in research, teaching and service. All documents should be submitted online through the Interfolio system []. In addition, letters of support from three references should be submitted through the Interfolio systems by the respective letter writers. Inquiries about this position should be directed to or to Prof. Jay Tang, Chair of Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Physics Search Committee, Department of Physics, Box 1843, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. Applications received by December 31, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Polygence, a passion project academy co-founded by academics Jin Chow and Janos Perczel, is seeking MS, PhD candidates, and post-docs for mentorship opportunities in Physics.

Mentorship Details:

·         $75+ per session, 1-on-1 with your student
·         Schedule sessions at your convenience, online via Zoom
·         Work with as many or as few students as you'd like
·         Time investment: 10 sessions for one-hour
·         Professional Development and Pedagogical training resources for Mentors
·         U.S. Work Authorization required (F1, J1 holders are currently ineligible)

Booking a Meeting with Our Mentor Team

 Polygence's mission is to democratize access to research, especially within underserved communities. You will be joining our community of 500+ researchers who are passionate to inspire future scholars and scientists. See what existing Polygence mentors have to say about their experience!

 If you're interested in learning more, please fill out a short interest form here!

UNC Charlotte - Assistant Professor positions in Statistics for Fall 2022

review of applications will begin November 1, 2021

Faculty Opening - Washington University in St. Louis 

Tenure-track assistant professor faculty position specializing in the study of the formation and evolution of planetary systems.

Applications due by November 24, 2021

The Portland Technology Development group of Intel Corporation currently has openings for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is preferred. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory.

Openings are immediately available at Intel's primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR. Please see a more detailed job description included below. 

Interested candidates should email resumes to

Polygence - Paid Internship Opportunity

Polygence is an online research academy that connects high school students with academic experts like yourself to complete student-driven research projects. We pay MA and PhD candidates a competitive rate of $75+ per hour-long session ($750+ per project) depending on qualifications. 

Polygence's mission is to democratize access to research, especially within underserved communities. You will be joining our community of 500+ researchers who are passionate to inspire future scholars and scientists. As one of our mentors, you would be paired with as many or as few students as you'd like. You would meet them 1-on-1 for 10 one-hour sessions over the course of 3-5 months. Most students are eager to start the program in the spring and complete the bulk of their project of the summer. Physics (especially quantum and astrophysics) is a very popular subject among our students, and we have had students do projects on topics ranging from the science behind invisibility cloaking, to astrophysics, to the physics behind rocket propulsion, and more.  Read Mentor FAQs here.

Plus, as a Polygence mentor you will be able to hone your teaching  expertise and work on communicating your ideas to a non-expert audience- all important skills to have on the job market! 

Polygence also has a thriving pro bono program that offers our services for free to low-income students. If you're interested in working one-on-one with one of our ambitious students, apply to be a mentor here and book a call here or reach out to to learn more!

US Work Authorization Required (F1,J1 holders are ineligible) 

HRL Laboratories LLC job openings

Malibu, CA

Looking for graduating seniors,  recent graduates and graduate students who are interested in working in an inudstrial laboratory setting on research utilizing nanoscale quantum-effect devices at cryogenic temperatures. 

US citizenship required

Foursquare job openings for software engineers

Openings for software engineers as well as anyone with strong technical skills and expertise in at least one of the languages used at Foresquare, writing code for academic research would be relevant experience. If you'd like to apply or just chat about the job opening, please reach out to Shea Garrison-Kimmel(former TAPIR postdoc.)

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