Postdoctoral Associate in Quantum Chemistry

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Physical/Mathematical Sciences
Department:16120100 - LS-CHEMISTRY-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Bartlett Group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FL invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Quantum Chemistry. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Graduate Research Professor Bartlett in the Quantum Theory Project, focusing on extensions of coupled cluster theory and its unitary forms, with an eye toward quantum computing. This one-year appointment is renewable based on performance and funding availability.

Successful candidates must have a Ph. D. and have published several refereed papers in the field. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for conducting independent research under Dr. Bartlett’s guidance. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, cooperate with other postdoctoral students, and other collaborators around the world, while assisting in funding applications.

As a member of our team and the world famous Quantum Theory Project, you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking research, contributing to the advancement of theoretical chemistry and physics.

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked 6th in the country among public universities (US News and World Report 2023 rankings), and 1st among public institutions in the Wall Street Journal 2023 survey. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville.

Expected Salary:

The salary is $48,000, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Chemistry, emphasizing Theoretical Chemistry

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with coupled cluster methods and its unitary forms

Familiarity with electronic structure techniques, including mean-field approximations

Knowledge of quantum computing algorithms

Experience in implementing new quantum theory methods into general purpose computer programs
A strong track record of publications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Ability to take initiatives, set priorities, time-manage, and resolve problems

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting. A complete application includes:

  1. Your CV.
  2. A cover letter detailing your relevant experience and career objectives.
  3. The names and email addresses of three references.  An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Applications will be continuously reviewed, and the position will remain open until filled. 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.

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 Department of Chemistry 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.

Health Assessment Required: No


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