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Research Specialist, Principal

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist, Principal
Department Physics (0411)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Research Specialist, Principal position requires performing many-body quantum mechanical calculations using any modern technique, such as quantum Monte Carlo or Density matrix Renormalization Group.

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

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Duties & Responsibilities

The job requires performing many-body quantum mechanical calculations using any modern technique, such as quantum Monte Carlo or Density matrix Renormalization Group.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge in performing many-body quantum mechanical calculations using any modern technique, such as quantum Monte Carlo or Density matrix Renormalization Group.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years related research experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in Physics

Full Time/Part Time To be determined.
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20-40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay TBD
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23988
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 09/14/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Carmen Montijo
520 621-2326

Open Date 09/11/2017
Review Start Date 09/18/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/21893
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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Doctorate degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years related research experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents