Assistant Scientist for the UF PHYSICS EFRC-M2QM Center (69802)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, time-limited, twelve-month, non-tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Scientist, beginning April 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to work on the electronic and magnetic properties analysis of single-molecule magnets (SMMs) including spin-orbital couplings and anisotropy analysis and in quantum solutions to spin Hamiltonians via direct diagonalization and quantum simulations of spin dynamics. In addition, this position will support the PIs in leading a group of undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdocs who work on SMM-surface interactions. Is expected to lead an effort engaging junior members in the M2QM Center, EFRC newsletters, etc. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Physics or a closely related field and have postdoctoral research experience

All candidates must apply online through and the application will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet. For full consideration, all application materials should arrive by February 28, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. Questions should be directed to the search chair , Prof. Hai-Ping Cheng, at .

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 of Physics 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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