A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Smalyukh Research Group, Department of Physics, MSE and RASEI, University of Colorado Boulder: http://www.colorado.edu/soft-matter-physics/. This is an opening with a research focus on topological aspects of physical behavior in soft and magnetic materials with emergent new properties.
The position is initially for one year starting from December 1, 2019 or later, but can be potentially extended for about three additional years. In addition, our Research laboratory can host Feodor Lynen Research Fellows in this research area and encourages applications by scientists interested in a collaborative research while staying in our laboratory. For more information, please visit Become the host of a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow and Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship.
Who We Are
Our scientific interests encompass different branches of soft condensed matter and optical physics, including novel laser trapping and imaging techniques, molecular and colloidal self-assembly, fundamental properties of liquid crystals, polymers, nano-structured and other functional materials, as well as their photonic and electro-optic applications. The emerging scientific frontiers in these fields show an exceptional promise of significant new discovery and of new applications that become possible only now, after the recent breakthroughs in condensed matter physics, optics, nanoscience, and biology.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
The planned research projects will be spanning soft condensed matter and magnetic solid-state systems, including studies of colloids, liquid crystals, chiral magnets, topological defects and solitons, and out-of-equilibrium behavior of topologically protected field configurations in condensed matter systems. Prior research experiences in one or more of the following research directions will be considered valuable: (1) Liquid crystals; (2) Colloids; (3) Nanoparticle synthesis and surface functionalization; (4) active matter systems; (5) molecular and colloidal self-assembly; (6) magnetic materials; (7) skyrmions and knotted fields. Multiple collaborations with other postdocs and PhD students in the group are expected. The research can involve both experiments and numerical modeling, and preferably a combination of both.
What You Should Know
The position is initially for one year starting from December 1, 2019 or later, but can be potentially extended for about three additional years. In addition, our Research laboratory can host Feodor Lynen Research Fellows in this research area and encourages applications by scientists interested in collaborative research while staying in our laboratory. For more information, please visit Become the host of a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow and Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship.
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What We Require
The candidates are required to have PhD in Physics, Materials Science Engineering, or related fields as well as have significant prior research accomplishments, such as first-author publications.
What You Will Need
The candidates must be self-motivated and responsible.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.
Review of applications will begin on DATE (immediately) and will continue until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.