Next review date:Monday, Nov 18, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Earth & Planetary Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research positions in the field of physics at extreme conditions in Prof. B. Militzer's group (http://militzer.berkeley.edu) starting in spring 2020. The positions are for two years, full time, with renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding. The positions will be open until filled.
The Physics at Extreme Conditions project is focused on first-principles computer simulations of materials at high pressures and temperatures. Path integral Monte Carlo and density functional molecular dynamics simulations will be performed to characterize the equation of state, melting curves, phase relations, and to compare with ongoing experimental work. Results will be applied to model the interiors and evolution of rocky and giant planets.
Selected postdocs may participate in joint projects with assigned faculty mentor or conduct independent research.
Basic/Minimum Qualification (at the time of application): PhD or equivalent international degree or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree program.
Additional Qualification (by the start date): A PhD degree or equivalent international degree is required by the start date and experience in computer simulations.
Preferred Qualifications: A PhD degree or equivalent international degree in physics, planetary science, astrophysics, geophysics, or related fields.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work. UC Berkeley offers excellent health and welfare packages. It also has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. Information on available plans and eligibility can be found at: https://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdoc-health-insurance-and-benefits
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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