Postdoctoral Research Associate

Amherst, MA
Aug 16, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology
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Four-Year Institution

Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral research position in the low-temperature, solid-state laboratory of Professor Jonathan Friedman at Amherst College. The position will primarily involve experimental studies of the quantum dynamics of molecular nanomagnets using electron-spin resonance and related techniques. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our studentsidentify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and substantial experience in at least one of the following areas: cryogenics and low-temperature physics, microwave and millimeter-wave techniques, and/or magnetic-measurement techniques. Applicants must have a strong interest in engaging undergraduates in research. The appointment will be for an initial period of one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The position offers a competitive salary with health benefits.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Applicants should submit electronically to CV, a cover letter describing their qualifications, and the names and contact information for three professional references. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!