Continuing a major faculty hiring initiative that includes multiple positions in biophysics, the Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Experimental Biological Physics to begin on August 16, 2019. Applications are encouraged from highly qualified experimentalists in all areas of biological physics and biophysics, including but not limited to molecular and cellular function and dynamics, signaling and information processing, systems biology, collective behavior, neural dynamics and behavior, cellular and organismal physiology and development, ecology and evolution, and related topics.
The successful candidate will join a growing theoretical and experimental biophysics group in the UF Physics Department (https://www.phys.ufl.edu/wp/index.php/research/biological-physics/). The Department is well equipped with modern laboratory space as well as in-house machine and electronic shops and cryogenic facilities. Micro- and nanofabrication facilities are available at the nearby UF Nanoscale Institute. Excellent opportunities for collaboration with biomedical researchers exist on campus through the six colleges of the UF Health Science Center, the Cancer and Genetics Research Center, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the McKnight Brain Institute, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the High B/T Facility of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). The main NHMFL facility is also nearby in Tallahassee, Florida.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Physics or a closely related field, and have postdoctoral research experience. A strong established research program with a compelling plan for future research, and clear potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, are essential. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience typical for an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, and includes a full benefits package.
Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/68758, and must include: (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae with full publication list, (iii) statement of research and proposed activities, (iv) statement of teaching philosophy, (v) three confidential letters of recommendation. Reference providers will only be notified of their upload link once an application is submitted in full, so early completion is highly recommended.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 16, 2019. For more information, please contact the Chair of the Experimental Biological Physics Search at email@example.com.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
Internal Number: 68758
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The Department of Physics at the University of Florida is making strides toward becoming one of the premier physics departments in the United States. We have active groups in astrophysics, biological physics, condensed matter/materials physics, and elementary particle physics. Our faculty are internationally renowned in their areas of expertise at the various frontiers of physics. Our undergraduate and graduate students participate in cutting-edge research that prepares them for successful careers in a wide variety of fields, many in of them pure or applied sciences but others drawing on the broader problem-solving and communication skills fostered by an education in physics.
The research contributions of individual Physics faculty have been recognized through numerous national and international awards. Honors bestowed by the American Physical Society include the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize (Art Hebard, 2015), the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics (Pierre Ramond, 2015), the Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids (David Tanner, 2016), the James C. McCroddy Prize for New Materials (Art Hebard, 2008), and elected Fellowships (for 30 curren...t faculty).
The University of Florida, together with Florida State University and Los Alamos National Laboratory, operates the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), opening new avenues for the exploration of emerging materials and novel technologies. The Physics Department runs the NHMFL’s High-B/T facility, where researchers from all over the world perform experiments at the extremes of high magnetic fields and low temperatures. Members of the department are also involved in leadership capacities in many international, multi-institutional programs. UF has for 20 years played a major role in design, construction, operation, and data analysis at both the Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, two of the major scientific projects of our times whose results paved the way for the 2013 and 2017 Nobel Prizes in Physics. The Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, the Institute for Fundamental Theory, the Institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics, and the Quantum Theory Project foster cross-disciplinary research between faculty in Physics and other UF departments.
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