Computational X-ray Science and Condensed Matter Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Position ID:UAB-Computational X-ray Science and Condensed Matter Physics-POSTDOC [#8756]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational X-ray Spectroscopy and Condensed Matter Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Birmingham, Alabama 35294, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Photon-based Scattering and Spectroscopy, Hard Condensed Matter Theory, materials theory;, Computational physics
Condensed Matter Physics / X-ray Spectroscopy, Condensed Matter Theory, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Structure, Strongly Correlated Materials, Theoretical Condensed Matter
Appl Deadline: (posted 2016/12/23)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational X-ray Spectroscopy and Condensed Matter Physics. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Cheng-Chien Chen on simulating dynamical properties of strongly correlated electrons and their non-equilibrium behaviors in ultrafast spectroscopic measurements. Prospective candidates experienced with spectroscopy and materials modeling using advanced quantum many-body algorithms, large-scale parallel computation, and/or novel data science techniques are encouraged to apply.

This position is a full-time one-year appointment with a starting date in Fall 2017, and it is renewable for a second year depending on mutual agreement and funding availability. Applicants should send through the following documents: (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae with full publication list, and (iii) brief statement of research interests and plans. Applicants also should arrange three reference letters to be uploaded directly by the letter writers to the same website. The review of the applications will start on February 28th. Questions regarding applications can be addressed to UAB is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from all individuals including women and underrepresented minorities.

Facts and Ranking – UAB was ranked No. 162 by the U.S. News & World Report among its 2017 Best Global Universities, and No. 147 in the world and No. 1 in Alabama by the Center for World University Rankings in 2016. Newly released data from National Science Foundation shows that UAB ranked No. 18 nationally among public universities and No. 34 overall in federally financed research in 2015. UAB’s total research expenditures exceeded $516 million in 2015, ranked No. 25 among public universities and No. 41 overall nationally. According to the 2012 survey of The Best Places to Work for Postdocs conducted by The Scientist, UAB was No. 1 among all public universities nationwide and No. 16 among all the surveyed universities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
CH 310, Department of Physics
1720 2nd Avenue South,
Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

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