Open Rank, Open Tenure PhD Faculty Position
Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Contact: Prof. Yogesh Vohra (ykvohra@uab.edu)

The UAB Department of Physics, https://www.uab.edu/cas/physics/, invites applications for an Open Rank, open tenure, faculty position that will strengthen the Department’s program in Theoretical or Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the physics of quantum & biological materials using ultrafast spectroscopies, extreme pressure and electromagnetic fields, or quantum/data-driven computing. The new faculty member must have an outstanding publication record and strong commitment to excellence in teaching and supervising research at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s track record. We particularly welcome applicants from groups underrepresented in physical sciences. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by January 5, 2020, that include: (i) short letter explaining the applicant’s research, extramural funding ideas and qualifications relevant to this position; (ii) full curriculum vitae; (iii) statement on planned and past research projects; (iv) statement on teaching and mentoring; (v) three reference letters. For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Prof. Yogesh Vohra, at ykvohra@uab.edu.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a comprehensive urban university, with the nation’s third-largest public hospital, that rapidly evolved into a world-renowned research university and health care center. Times Higher Education ranked UAB #1 young U.S. university for two years in a row, top 12 worldwide. With over 22,000 students and a campus covering more than 100 city blocks, UAB is focused on the future of research, teaching, health care, and community service. We are also a founding partner of Innovation Depot, the largest high-tech incubator in the southeast. Our research-driven, student-centric Physics Department currently has 20 faculty and instructors. It has experienced recent growth by focusing on (i) Modeling & Simulation using high-performance, data-driven & quantum computing, (ii) Advanced Materials properties under extreme environments and stimuli, (iii) Photonics & Lasers, and (iv) Technology-Enabled Physics Education.

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Postdoctoral Position in the High Pressure Materials Research Group
Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Contact: Prof. Yogesh Vohra (ykvohra@uab.edu)

The high pressure materials research group has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Physics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We are seeking individuals with expertise in crystal structure refinements at high pressure, shear strength measurements in diamond anvil cells, and research at the synchrotron facilities. The project involves experimental studies of phase transformations and shear strength measurements on metals, alloys, and novel superhard materials at ultrahigh pressures in collaboration with theorists doing density functional calculations. The successful applicant would have access to the High Pressure Laboratory, Diamond Microfabrication Laboratory, and the National Synchrotron Facilities in the United States. The research would also involve fabricating nanocrystalline diamond micro-anvils and toroidal diamond anvils for generation of near Terapascal (TPa) pressures. A Ph.D. in physics or materials science and engineering is desirable for this position.

The anticipated average salary for this positon is $50,000/year and can be negotiated depending on years of experience after doctoral degree. The program offers fringe benefits including health insurance. The position will have an initial appointment for one-year but can be extended to a period of three-years depending on satisfactory performance. Please e-mail a curriculum vitae along with the names of the three references to Prof. Yogesh Vohra at ykvohra@uab.edu.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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