Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational- Theoretical Physics (51362)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 20, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

The Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational-Theoretical area is available immediately in the Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials (M2QM), Department of Physics at the University of Florida. M2QM is Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy.

The Center focuses on the science for using molecule-based magnetic systems as the basis for the next generations of quantum technologies, with a program ranging from the synthesis and characterization of these emergent new materials to a systematic computational understanding of their many-body quantum behavior. M2QM will concentrate on fundamental scientific problems related to two technological challenges: 1) how to create qubits for intrinsically quantum computing, and 2) how to replace elements of traditional computers and sensors with intrinsically quantum, molecule-based, devices that are energy efficient as well as fast and adaptive. In this setting, reliable, swift, all-electron calculations of magnetically complex materials are crucial.

(1) Theory of magneto-electric-elastic couplings. First-principles calculations of molecular magnetic systems. Candidates with experience in the development and application of high-throughput DFT and atomistic materials simulations are desired. Knowledge of machine-learning is a plus.

(2) Theory of magnetism. First-principles calculations of molecular magnetic systems. Extensive experience in DFT applications including Wannier and downfolding procedures, spin-transport, first-principles based many-body methods is desired.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a benefits package.

PhD in Physics

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at an it must include (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 teaching and research goals, and (4) three confidential letters of recommendation.

This position is tenable for up to two and half years depending upon significant achievement and mutual interest. The postdoc is expected to interact with other members including students in the M2QM center.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on September 3, 2019.

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).


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