Post Doctoral Associate in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (Dirac)

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Physical/Mathematical Sciences
Department:16360100 - LS-PHYSICS-GENERAL

Classification Title: Post Doctoral Associate
Job Description:

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida seeks to fill a Dirac postdoctoral position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics with a starting date in the Fall of 2024. The position is sponsored by The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) and designed for recent Ph.D.'s with research interests in any of the Condensed Matter areas represented at the three NHMFL sites (Gainesville, Los Alamos, and Tallahassee). Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate high aptitude for theoretical research as well as to establish close connection with the ongoing experimental program.

The successful candidate will be located at the University of Florida in Gainesville, working in close collaboration with the condensed matter theory group, including Prof. Selman Hershfield, Prof. Peter Hirschfeld, Prof. Kevin Ingersent, Prof. Chunjing Jia, Prof. Khandker Muttalib, Prof. Dmitrii Maslov, Prof. Chris Stanton, and Prof Yuxuan Wang.The position is for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third year, subject to performance and continued funding. The appointment includes a competitive salary and benefits, and discretionary funds to cover research and/or travel expenses.

The Department of Physics is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. 

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Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in physics

Preferred Qualifications:

The candidate is expected to demonstrate ability to explore new areas in a collaborative environment with faculty members and graduate students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The deadline for the application is Nov 1, 2023. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on research goals, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Health Assessment Required: No


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