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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)

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Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)
Department College of Optical Sciences (2001)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences, a research center of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona seeks applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate working in the research group of Dr. Jerome V Moloney. The Center is housed in the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Successful candidates will have a strong background in theoretical/laser physics and/or numerical analysis and large scale computing in electromagnetics and plasma physics. Suitable candidates should have wide exposure to parallel computing with mixed shared and distributed memory hardware. The class of research problems under study present challenges in intense laser pulse simulation, intense field photoionization of molecules and coupling of light to non-equilibrium plasmas.

The postdoc will work in a multi-disciplinary team of applied mathematicians, theoretical physicists and experimental optical scientists. Although the problems under study have their origins in Optics, the behaviors of the pulses have manifestations in many areas of continuum physics so this position affords a unique opportunity for an entry-level scientist who wants to tackle some of the outstanding current challenges in nonlinear science.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Perform research in one or a combination of the areas of:

  • Ultrafast extreme nonlinear optics.
  • Light-matter coupling on sub-wavelength scales.
  • Microscopic many-body calculations of light-plasma coupling.
  • Perform independent studies in assigned research area.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Theoretical Physics, Applied Mathematics or a related field.
  • Strong electromagnetics background.
  • Strong computational science background.
  • Effective writing skills for publication of articles in scientific research journals.
  • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively in a team research environment.
  • Experience with modern computer parallelization methodologies.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    FLSA Exempt
    Full Time/Part Time Full Time
    Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
    Job Category Postdoctoral Research
    Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
    Posted Rate of Pay DOE
    Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number P20396
    Number of Vacancies Multiple
    Desired Start Date
    Position End Date (if temporary)
    Limited to Current UA Employees No
    Contact Information for Candidates

    Lisa Armijo larmijo@optics.arizona.edu

    Open Date 07/01/2017
    Close Date
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Review Begins On 07/10/2017
    Special Instructions to Applicant

    Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

    Diversity Statement

    At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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      • ArizonaDiversity.com
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      • Department of Economic Security (DES)
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      • LinkedIn
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      • Professional journal/publication
      • Referred by UA Employee
      • Invited by Dept to Apply
      • UA Website
      • Other
    2. * Do you have a PhD in Theoretical Physics, Applied Mathematics or a related field?
      • Yes
      • No

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents