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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Physics

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN

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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

 

An immediate postdoctoral position in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics is available in the group of Prof. Cristian D. Batista at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The position provides an opportunity to work on frustrated itinerant magnets, topological ordering, skyrmion physics and f-electron materials using numerical methods and quantum many-body for condensed matter systems. 

 The Department has an exemplary research record, with seven professors earning NSF CAREER awards in the past eight years, eight professors among the world’s top two percent of physicists based on citation count, the award of the prestigious American Physical Society 2021 Bonner Prize, eleven APS Fellows, and three AAAS Fellows. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is Tennessee’s flagship state research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates and a premier graduate institution with a number of nationally and internationally ranked programs and with national and international leadership in numerous fields.

The Department respects and values people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and holds a deep commitment toward developing and promoting an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields, as well as, candidates who will contribute in meaningful ways to the equity and inclusion goals of the Department and University. The latter should be demonstrated in the candidate’s Statement of Equity and Inclusion.

The University’s campus is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, with easy access to miles of inland waterways, pristine state and national parks, diverse cultural opportunities, and a blend of convenient urban and rural living settings. Downtown Knoxville, adjacent to campus, is a thriving neighborhood filled with restaurants, shops, and indoor and outdoor entertainment venues, and is home to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Opera Company, annual international festivals, such as the Big Ears Music Festival, and seasonal and weekly events such as Jazz on the Square, Shakespeare on the Square, and the Farmers Market.



Qualifications
Required Qualifications: (1) PhD in Physics or closely related field (degree to be completed no later than December 2021). (2) Research experience in quantum condensed matter physics with emphasis on quantum magnetism. (3) Excellent numerical and computational skills. (4) Significant record of peer-reviewed publications. (5) Strong communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the physics of strongly correlated quantum systems.

Applicants should provide: (1) A CV, including publications list. (2) A statement of research interests and accomplishments. (3) A minimum of two letters of recommendation.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

 

 



Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Physics
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 22, 2021, 11:16:03 AM

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Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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