University of Florida, Department of Physics

Position ID:UF-Department of Physics-ASLT [#26017]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Scientist in Low Temperature Experimental Physics
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Gainesville, Florida 32611, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Mathematical Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/02, listed until 2023/11/17)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Scientist in Low Temperature Physics to begin as early as February 2024, but certainly by May 2024. 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 stations equipped with high field magnets for conducting experiments at sub-millikelvin temperatures in fields up to 16 tesla and one “dry” dilution refrigerator being equipped to work up to 14 tesla. Full information on the High B/T facility can be found at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory website ( 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.

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked the Number 1 public university in the United States by Wall Street Journal in its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Employment Benefits include:

Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.

Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.

Leave: UF staff enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to a sick-leave pool, maternity/paternity leave, and leave payouts.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and have experience in low-temperature technologies, including the use of dilution refrigerators. 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :Postdoctoral research experience and experience in the use of nuclear demagnetization refrigerators are preferred.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

A complete application includes (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae with a publication list, (3) a research statement, and (4) the names and contact information for three to five references. After initial review, an email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 31, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

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 selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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).

The Department of Physics is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

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