Postdoctoral Research-Experimental Condensed Matter - Materials Synthesis and Characterization

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 2, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

A Post-doctoral Associate position is available for Physics to work in a project on the Experimental Condensed Matter - Materials synthesis and characterization led by Dr. Hamlin and Dr. Meisel in the Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. This postdoctoral position is linked to DOE funding to study the influence of combined high-temperature/high-magnetic-field processing in the microstructure and properties of materials used in modern manufacturing of heavy equipment. The work will involve the synthesis of various model materials in high magnetic fields, and the subsequent characterization of the microstructural and physical properties. The results will test numerical studies which will guide the path of iterating the composition of the starting material and the annealing conditions. The work will be performed in a collaborative group setting that spans several sites and disciplines. Communication skills for disseminating the results within the team communication framework and during virtual, internal discussions, and subsequently in potential publications are important requirements of the position, which will be supervised by James Hamlin and co-supervised by Mark Meisel. We encourage applications from candidates that contribute to the diversity of our programs and the University of Florida.

The position requires a PhD degree at the time of appointment, which can begin on or after March 1, 2021, but preferably before May 31, 2021. Experience with materials synthesis (via molten flux, solid state reaction, Bridgman, and/or vapor transport methods) and with analysis of x-ray diffraction (XRD) data.

Preferred: Experience with XRD and/or Neutron Diffraction at national or international labs/facilities; with SQUID magnetometry, ac magnetic susceptibility, and/or differential thermal analysis measurements; and with microprobe, TEM, SEM, and related spectroscopies.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list, a research statement of past and present activities, and three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 16, 2020 and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time.

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).

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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