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Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Job # 12876)

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Job # 12876)

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Department of Physics

Arizona State University 

The Department of Physics at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar position in Condensed Matter Theory in the group of Prof. Antia Botana. Starting date is as early as September 1, 2019. The position is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal up to one or two more years. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and strong interests in density functional theory, strongly correlated electron systems, magnetic properties and 2D materials. Further information about the position can be obtained from Antia Botana, antia.botana@asu.edu

Requirements:

1)           Recent Ph.D. degree in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, or related fields.

2)           Experience and interest in scientific computing and programming, preferably in Python.

3)           Experience in electronic structure simulations (density functional theory).

4)           Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Desired Skills:

1)           Experience in density functional theory, strongly correlated electron systems, magnetic properties and 2D materials

To apply, please send electronically to Antia.Botana@asu.edu the following materials:  a cover letter, a CV, a publication list, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests, and names and contact information of two references.  Applications should be submitted in one complete attachment. For more information about the position, contact Antia Botana, antia.botana@asu.edu

The initial review of applications will begin May 29th, 2019; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html.  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.

 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (JOB# 12520)

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (JOB# 12520)

 

The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science (http://beyond.asu.edu) at Arizona State University invites applications for up to two postdoctoral research scholars to work on the theory of life’s origins, with emphasis on the deep conceptual foundations.  These full-time, benefits-eligible positions are renewable on an annual basis (July 1 – June 30), contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their Ph.D. to be considered for initial appointment and for subsequent annual renewal. 

 

Ideal candidates will be able to apply theory directly to experimental data, and be adventurous enough to develop radically new ideas.  A background in physics or computer science is preferred, but promising candidates across all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered.  The candidate will work under the direction of Prof. Sara Walker (see emergence.asu.edu for more details of the research program) and will also interact with other faculty in the Beyond Center including Paul Davies, and faculty in the Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, a collaboration between Arizona State University and the Santa Fe Institute. 

 

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a related field by the time of appointment.

 

Desired Qualifications: background in physics or computer science.

 

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests in pdf format to Jeanette Perez at perezjr@asu.edu.  They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.  Initial review of complete applications will begin on September 30, 2018 is preferred, if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed.  Further enquiries should be emailed directly to Sara Walker (sara.i.walker@asu.edu) or Paul Davies (paul.davies@asu.edu). 

 

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR - LASER SPECTROSCOPY/BIOPHYSICS

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR - LASER SPECTROSCOPY/BIOPHYSICS

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The Vaiana Lab @ Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar, expert in laser spectroscopy and optics, for experimental work in the area of biophysics. Start date as early as Summer 2018. Project: Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are one of the most exciting systems in biophysics and physical chemistry. They pose fundamental challenges and are of key biomedical interest. Unlike folded proteins, IDPs function in highly disordered states that drive, for example, the formation of membrane-less organelles. The candidate will apply unique laser spectroscopy methods developed in our lab, to study Intrinsically Disordered Protein conformational dynamics, binding and phase separation, while working in close collaboration with an international team of experimentalists, theorists and computational groups. Salary and benefit package are competitive. The position is for one year and renewable for additional years, with funding available from NIH for up to 5 years.

Essential functions of the position:

  • Apply and develop laser-pump and other spectroscopic methods to study Intrinsically Disordered Proteins of biomedical interest
  • Write technical reports and manuscripts
  • Supervise/run laboratory maintenance operations.

Essential skills/qualifications

  • A Ph.D. completed 5 or fewer years ago in physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, chemistry, optical/electronic engineering, or related areas.
  • Expertise in laser spectroscopy and optics. Demonstrated ability to work with high power lasers (pulsed or cw) and other optical instrumentation.
  • Expertise in hardware/software interfacing and troubleshooting electronic problems.
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication and ability to author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations.

Desired skills/experience

  • LabVIEW and MATLAB programming
  • Experience in one or more of the following is a plus: preparing polymer or protein solutions/protein purification; polymer/protein dynamics; physical chemistry and statistical mechanics of liquids.

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter, which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a statement of research experience, with a list of the type of instrumentation developed and/or worked with and your specific role in it.

If you have any questions about the position, please email vaianalab@asu.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 3, 2018; if not filled, every day thereafter until the search is closed.  A background check is required for employment. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.