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Postdoctoral Fellow

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES

The Postdoctoral Fellow will assist in conducting research on multiferroics, ferroelectrics, and/or magnetic systems.

The research goals are: modeling, understanding and designing such systems. Particular emphases in these systems are on (1) dynamical effects; (2) light-matter interactions; (3) neuromorphic computing; (4) quantum spin liquids; (5) electric topological defects; (6) out-of-equilibrium effects; and (7) structural defects; These objectives will be tackled through the development and/or use of the following numerical tools: (i) First-principles techniques and (ii) Effective Hamiltonian approaches that can extend the reach of first-principles calculations by mimicking finite-temperature properties.

Collaborations with experimental research groups and other theoretical research groups is required in order to gain a deep understanding of such complex materials.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.

* Ph.D. in physics or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the time of appointment

DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE ANY LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S)*
No

IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Experience in first-principles, Monte-Carlo, and/or Molecular Dynamics techniques

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAS)

* Experience and knowledge of numerical simulations and Solid State Physics

* Knowledge of first-principles, Monte-Carlo, and/or Molecular Dynamics techniques

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

* Grasping

* Walking

Frequently:

* Hearing

* Sitting

* Standing

* Talking

Constantly:

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Repetitive motion

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard).

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on position needs)

OVERTIME ELIGIBLE
No

IS THIS POSITION WEATHER/EVENT ESSENTIAL* IF YES, THE EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL REPORT TO WORK AT THE SCHEDULED TIME WHEN THE UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT CONDITIONS.
No

WORK LOCATION/BUILDING
Fayetteville Campus - Physics Building

BENEFITS ELIGIBLE
Yes

APPOINTMENT PERCENT
100

SALARY
Commensurate with education and/or experience

TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

FUTURE OPEN DATE

CLOSE DATE
06/14/2019

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
No

ANTICIPATED START DATE
08/01/2019

ANTICIPATED END DATE (FOR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS)
05/10/2020

RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

HIRING LOCATION
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO STATEMENT

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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