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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req19222

Department: Physics

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Physics at the University of Arizona is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work with Prof. Sumit Mazumdar in the broad area of the physics of correlated-electron systems, with applications to (i) photophysics of organic pi-conjugated semiconductors, and (ii) metal-insulator, insulator-insulator and superconducting transitions of low dimensional organic charge-transfer solids and layered transition metal oxides. The research is funded by NSF-DMR. The successful candidate will have a track record of published research in computational physics or chemistry of condensed phase or molecular systems, as well as an eagerness to engage in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. Experience with computational physics of strongly correlated electrons will be a strong plus.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • The
    position will focus on photophysics of organic semiconductors and phase
    transitions in low dimensional systems. There will be ample opportunity
    for training for a motivated physicist who has had experience with computations of electronic structures of real systems.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph. D. in physics or theoretical chemistry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the theory of strongly correlated low dimensional materials.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Sumitendra Mazumdar

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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