The Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a full-time, twelve-month, time-limited, non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Scientist in Low Temperature Physics to begin as early as January 2020, but certainly by April 2020. The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory High B/T Facility at UF. The new faculty member will join a group of three staff members and six faculty who oversee and manage user experiments for the High B/T facility.
The High B/T facility operates two nuclear demagnetization stages equipped with high field magnets for conducting experiments at sub-millikelvin temperatures in fields up to 16 tesla and one “fast” turn-around dilution refrigerator for tests up to 10 tesla. Full information on the High B/T facility can be found at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory website (https://nationalmaglab.org/user-facilities/high-b-t-facility) and the Microkelvin Laboratory website (http://www.phys.ufl.edu/microkelvin). In addition to working with external and internal users, the successful candidate will be encouraged to seek external funding especially for advanced instrumentation support in collaboration with UF colleagues, and is expected to serve on committees in the Department of Physics.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and have experience in low temperature technologies, including the use of dilution refrigerators. Postdoctoral research experience and experience in the use of nuclear demagnetization refrigerators is preferred. Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to work in a group environment are required. The appointment will be as Assistant Scientist or Associate Scientist depending on qualifications and experience. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and have experience in low temperature technologies, including the use of dilution refrigerators. Postdoctoral research experience and experience in the use of nuclear demagnetization refrigerators is preferred.
Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/68773 and must include: (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae with full publication list, (iii) research statement, and (iv) three confidential letters of reference.
Reference providers will only be notified of their upload link once an application is submitted in full, so early completion is highly recommended. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 31, 2019. For more information, please contact the search chair, James Hamlin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 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).
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About University of Florida
The Department of Physics at the University of Florida is making strides toward becoming one of the premier physics departments in the United States. We have active groups in astrophysics, biological physics, condensed matter/materials physics, and elementary particle physics. Our faculty are internationally renowned in their areas of expertise at the various frontiers of physics. Our undergraduate and graduate students participate in cutting-edge research that prepares them for successful careers in a wide variety of fields, many in of them pure or applied sciences but others drawing on the broader problem-solving and communication skills fostered by an education in physics.
The research contributions of individual Physics faculty have been recognized through numerous national and international awards. Honors bestowed by the American Physical Society include the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize (Art Hebard, 2015), the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics (Pierre Ramond, 2015), the Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids (David Tanner, 2016), the James C. McCroddy Prize for New Materials (Art Hebard, 2008), and elected Fellowships (for 30 curren...t faculty).
The University of Florida, together with Florida State University and Los Alamos National Laboratory, operates the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), opening new avenues for the exploration of emerging materials and novel technologies. The Physics Department runs the NHMFL’s High-B/T facility, where researchers from all over the world perform experiments at the extremes of high magnetic fields and low temperatures. Members of the department are also involved in leadership capacities in many international, multi-institutional programs. UF has for 20 years played a major role in design, construction, operation, and data analysis at both the Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, two of the major scientific projects of our times whose results paved the way for the 2013 and 2017 Nobel Prizes in Physics. The Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, the Institute for Fundamental Theory, the Institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics, and the Quantum Theory Project foster cross-disciplinary research between faculty in Physics and other UF departments.
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