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Central Michigan University Physics Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

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Position Summary

We are seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral position at Central Michigan University (CMU) in the area of electronic structure theory development. The post-doc will be engaged in an exciting, large-scale effort to remove self-interaction errors from density functional theory using the Fermi-Löwdin orbital self-interaction correction (FLO-SIC) approach. The project involves a highly collaborative team of researchers at multiple universities (see www.flosic.org for details). The work at CMU will involve both coding and method development and testing under the supervision of Professors Koblar Jackson and Juan Peralta. The initial appointment will begin as early as February 1, 2020 and will be for one year. An extension is possible, based on satisfactory performance and the continued availability of funding. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

Required Qualifications

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. within the last six years in computational chemistry or theoretical condensed matter physics, or a closely related discipline, significant programming experience, and a solid background in electronic structure theory. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include FORTRAN programming experience, use of high performance computing centers, and experience with electronic structure codes.

Message to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please provide a cover letter addressed to Professors Jackson (jacks1ka@cmich.edu) and Peralta (peral1j@cmich.edu), a CV (including a list of publications), and a list of three reference contacts.

The position is grant funded. The initial appointment will begin as early as February 1, 2020 and will be for one year. Extension after one year is contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

About CMU

Founded more than 125 years ago to meet Michigan’s need for teachers and business leaders, Central Michigan University prepares students to become leaders and changemakers in their personal and professional lives. We serve nearly 22,000 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. We offer approximately 300 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels — many of which are nationally ranked for excellence. CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5 percent of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more. Central is home to 18 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes are achieving great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing titles in Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.2. CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. The city is a short drive from other major Michigan destinations including Grand Rapids and Detroit, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and more. CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

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Position Title: Physics Postdoctoral Research Fellow

College/Unit: College of Science and Engineering

Home Department: Department of Physics

Employee Group: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Employment Status: Full-Time

Position Type: 12 month

Position Classification: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Position Begin Date: 02/01/2020

Position End Date: 01/31/2021

About the Department: The CMU Physics Department offers B.S., B.S. in Ed., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics and participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the Science of Advanced Materials. The Department houses active research programs in several areas, including computational condensed matter and chemical physics and experimental condensed matter and materials physics. To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins: 11/26/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Type of Recruitment: External