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Position: Physics, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Condensed Matter
Institution: Middle Tennessee State University
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Duties: The successful candidate will work on development theory and numeric to study the role of strong electron-electron interactions and disorder in quantum energy materials. This involves performing state-of-the-art material modeling and numerical simulations of electron and phonon correlations using many-body numerical techniques (QMC, DCA, DMFT, DFT downfolding, DMFT-LDA) and disseminating the findings in scientific publications and talks
Requirements: PhD in Physics; Concentration in theoretical physics; Experience in numerical simulations of strongly correlated and disordered electron systems; A good understanding of the science of quantum materials and condensed matter physics; A strong numerical background, programming experience (FORTRAN, C/C++); Experience supervising or mentoring junior research assistants; Experience presenting research at national conferences and writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed research journals; Effective written and oral communication skills; Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as a part of a team
   
Text: Skip to Main Content logo YouTube Twitter Facebook A to Z Index PipelineMT MTSU Email Blue Raider Athletics Directory Explore Learn Belong Apply Quick Links Home Search Jobs Create Account Log In Help MTSU Home Physics, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Condensed Matter Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button. If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link. Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include the following: Cover Letter (explaining interest in the project and relevant experience), Curriculum Vitae (detailed), Research Statement, Other Document (containing journal article authored by applicant), AND Other Document 2 (containing a second journal article authored by applicant. Please review your application/document attachments closely as you certify and submit your application to the posting. Applicants who do not successfully attach all required documentation cannot be considered. Edits to application/documents already submitted are allowed PRIOR to the Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration but not beyond. Application/documentation received by the review date will receive full consideration; however, the posting remains open and applicants may continue to apply for consideration until the position is filled. If you need assistance in applying or editing application/documents already submitted, please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128. If you have position specific questions, please contact contact Dr. Hanna Terletska at hanna.terletska@mtsu.edu. Posting Information Position Number I04010 Requisition Number F553 Job Title Physics, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Condensed Matter Department Physics and Astronomy College Basic and Applied Sciences University Expectations MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to excellence and innovative teaching. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body. Job Description MTSU’s department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, 2-year, postdoctoral research fellow opportunity (#I04010). This is a full-time, 12-month appointment with a salary of $40,000 plus benefits. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension for one additional year depending on continued interest, performance, and available funding, Start date for the position is flexible, but expected between July and September 2020. We seek a junior scholar with experience in theory and computation of strongly correlated many-body electron systems and systems with disorder. The scholar will join a research project focused on numerical study and method development of quantum materials beyond ideal models, funded by a National Science Foundation grant (DMR-1944974), CAREER: Beyond Ideal Quantum Materials: Understanding the Critical Role of Disorder and Electron-Electron Interactions led by PI, Dr. Hanna Terletska. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will work on development theory and numeric to study the role of strong electron-electron interactions and disorder in quantum energy materials. This involves performing state-of-the-art material modeling and numerical simulations of electron and phonon correlations using many-body numerical techniques (QMC, DCA, DMFT, DFT downfolding, DMFT-LDA) and disseminating the findings in scientific publications and talks. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The position’s main responsibilities will be to lead the research study of many-electron systems with strong electron interactions and disorder, participate and contribute in inter-institutional collaborations, and disseminate research findings. This work will involve crafting research questions, code development, and leading a team of research assistants to complete this analysis. The scholar will be expected to lead the dissemination of research findings through peer-reviewed journal articles and conference presentations. This position provides opportunities for the scholar’s professional development and funded travel to present at national and/or international conferences. The position would also have the opportunity in mentoring research assistants, developing grant proposals and designing STEM outreach programs. Middle Tennessee State University serves approximately 22,000 students and is located about 35 miles southeast of Nashville. It is a vibrant hub for educating students who are accomplished, civically engaged and globally responsible; an engine for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and a nexus of cultural, social, and artistic expression. Required Education PhD in Physics Required Related Experience Required License/Registration/Certification Other Desirable Candidates who possess some of the following will receive special consideration: • Concentration in theoretical physics • Experience in numerical simulations of strongly correlated and disordered electron systems • A good understanding of the science of quantum materials and condensed matter physics • A strong numerical background, programming experience (FORTRAN, C/C++) • Experience supervising or mentoring junior research assistants • Experience presenting research at national conferences and writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed research journals • Effective written and oral communication skills • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as a part of a team Salary and Benefits Salary provided at $40,000 and a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following: • Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans • Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans; mandatory 5% employee contribution • An Employee Assistance Program • Educational Assistance Programs • Sick leave Job Open Date 05/29/2020 Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration 06/12/2020 Is this position Grant Funded? Yes Special Instructions to Applicants In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include the following: Cover Letter (explaining interest in the project and relevant experience), Curriculum Vitae (detailed), Research Statement, Other Document (containing journal article authored by applicant), AND Other Document 2 (containing a second journal article authored by applicant. Please review your application/document attachments closely as you certify and submit your application to the posting. Applicants who do not successfully attach all required documentation cannot be considered. Edits to application/documents already submitted are allowed PRIOR to the Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration but not beyond. Application/documentation received by the review date will receive full consideration; however, the posting remains open and applicants may continue to apply for consideration until the position is filled. If you need assistance in applying or editing application/documents already submitted, please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128. If you have position specific questions, please contact contact Dr. Hanna Terletska at hanna.terletska@mtsu.edu. Additional Information If selected for interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview. In order to complete and employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation organization. Please use one of the organizations found on the list at this link when obtaining new credential evaluations: http://www.naces.org/members.html Likewise, during your application to the posting, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three PROFESSIONAL recommendation (external to MTSU preferred). If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will then automatically generate solicitation emails to your recommenders requesting these letters using contact information you provided. The letters of recommendation must be professional (not personal) recommendations and will be sent via the unique link assigned to your recommender and provided in their solicitation email. Letters must be current and specific to the job posting and may not be provided from a general dossier. Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2019AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424. MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Pre-Employment Information MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position. Job Category Faculty - Temp Job Type Full Time Academic Resources Recommendation Letters Accept Recommendations Yes Minimum Requests 3 Maximum Requests 5 Last Day a Recommendation Provider Can Submit Reference 09/30/2020 Special Instructions to Recommendation Provider Letters of professional recommendation (not personal) must be submitted via the uniquely assigned link and per the instructions included in the solicitation email automatically generated if/when the recommendations are required. Generic letters stored on a third party site will not be accepted. Letters should be addressed to: Dr. Hanna Terletska, Physics and Astronomy Department. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Are you a sexual offender or violent sexual offender as defined by T.C.A. 40-39-202? Yes No * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? 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