Cryogenics Facility Director
Research Assistant Professor Rank
The Department of Physics and Astronomy, with Shared Research Support Services, Dietrich
School of Arts and Sciences, invites applications from individuals with a PhD or equivalent in Engineering or Physics or a closely related discipline. Applicants should have experience with cryogenic equipment including helium recovery plants and dilution refrigerators. The main duties of this position will be overseeing the operation and maintenance of the Pitt Cryogenics Plant and recovery network and the maintenance, repair, and upgrade of cryogenic equipment within various laboratories and facilities within the Dietrich School. The director required to regularly run the cryogenics plant and coordinate maintenance and reporting effort of the plant among the SRSS team. The position will work with faculty and the electronics and machine shops to design and optimize new and existing cryostats and components and provide or arrange for advanced component maintenance. The director will collaborate with faculty on research projects, proposal submissions and assist in training graduate students and postdoctoral scholars on the proper use and maintenance of their cryogenics systems.
Consideration will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/Mjky . Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and at least three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio's Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.