University of Oklahoma, Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:University of Oklahoma-Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy-RS [#21140]
Position Title: Dodge Family Research Scientist
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Norman, Oklahoma 73019, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/02/09, finished 2022/09/16)
Position Description:    

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The atomic, molecular, and optical physics group (AMO) at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a Dodge Family Research Scientist position. The position is open to experimentalists and theorists. This research scientist hire is done alongside two hires for Dodge Family Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions. Current AMO research thrusts include the study of ultracold atoms and molecules, quantum optics, matter wave interferometry, quantum information science and entanglement, quantum computing, precision spectroscopy, light-matter interactions, quantum enhanced sensing, few- and many-body physics, and the study of exotic bosonic and fermionic many-body phases with particular interest and effort toward realizing and understanding models relevant to condensed matter physics (see The AMO efforts are integral to the Center for Quantum Research and Technology (CQRT, see The AMO group enjoys institutional access to the OSCER supercomputer and the OU clean room. The group is housed in Lin Hall, which was completed in 2018 and has more than 18,000 square feet of research laboratory space. Lin Hall meets NIST-A requirements on vibrations, temperature and humidity, as well as electromagnetic interference.

The Dodge Family Research Scientist will interface with the research programs of several PIs, play a crucial role in the day-to-day supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and have the opportunity to develop an independent research component. We strongly encourage applicants to indicate in their cover letter and research statement any collaborations they hope to develop with existing faculty. Applicants are invited to reach out to existing AMO faculty to discuss potential research projects (Eric Abraham:, Grant Biedermann:, Doerte Blume:, Robert Lewis-Swan:, Alberto Marino:, Arne Schwettmann:, and Bihui Zhu:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related area and at least two years of postdoctoral research experience. The initial term is for 5 years, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent 5-year contracts, contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding. The start date for the appointment is flexible, with appointments starting as early as August 1, 2022. Applicants are asked to indicate their potential start date in the application. The salary will be $80,000 per year plus benefits, along with $5,000 for a computer/laptop and an annual $5,000 travel budget.

To apply, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications), and statement of research interests and plans (up to five pages) to As part of the upload, you will be asked to provide the contact info for three letter writers; the letter writers will subsequently be invited to upload their confidential recommendation letter through interfolio.

Applications received by March 31, 2022 will receive full consideration. We are committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourage members from underrepresented minority groups and women to apply.

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Contact: Doerte Blume, 405-325-6079
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Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Oklahoma
440 W. Brooks St.
Norman, OK 73019
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