Assistant Scientist in Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials (modeling of Schottky barriers and

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 16, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks one full-time, twelve-month, time-limited, non-tenure track Assistant Scientist in Computational Materials Physics in the Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials (M2QM), to be renewed on a year-to-year basis contingent on performance, and funding.This positions could begin as soon as February 2020 and would be supported by non-state funding. M2QM is an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy ( ). The successful candidate will be responsible for the modeling of Schottky barriers and molecule-surface interactions using first-principles methods.

The candidate is expected to support the center Principal Investigators (PIs) in leading a group of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who work on the theory and modeling of magnetic system in M2QM. The candidate is also expected to coordinate monthly zoom meetings and assist in annual progress reports and workshop organization with the collaboration.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Physics or a closely related field and have postdoctoral research experience in atomistic theory. Candidates should be familiar with magnetism in low-dimensional systems such as magnetic molecules and two-dimensional magnetic systems. An excellent track record in scientific research is required. In addition, candidates must show excellent advanced computational implementation skills, including coding, parallel computing, and preferably utilizing GPU.

All candidates must apply online through , A complete application will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list, a research statement of past and present activites, and three confidential letters of reference. For full consideration, all application materials should arrive by January 15, 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 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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