Postdoctoral Position in the Theory of 2D Materials - MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry
University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: Competitive & negotiable
The recently funded MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform theoretical and/or computational work in the field of two-dimensional and layered materials under the Guidance of Salvador Barraza-Lopez and Martin Mosquera. Topics of interest include: (i) the coupling of optical properties and structure (including non-linear optical processes); (ii) ferroelectric and magnetic 2D and layered materials; and (iii) modeling of devices based on 2D materials. The Foundry has a strong experimental component, and a strong interaction of the Fellow with experimentalists is therefore expected. Funding for two years with a nationally-competitive salary is available. This is a 1-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.
A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science.
Previous postdoctoral experience will be considered a plus. The ability to (a) use computational tools beyond DFT such as Quantum Montecarlo, or (b) to develop numerical and computational tools is desirable.
Interested candidates should create an account at this link, and upload a current CV, a Statement of Purpose, and the names and email addresses of three references as a single PDF file.
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for em...ployees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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