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Postdoctoral Associate and Research Associate

Requisition Number:

33823

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

11-Oct-2021

Job Summary

Postdoctoral position and Research Associate position are available in the Matter-by-Design group of Prof. Zunger at the CU Boulder Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. 


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Zunger Research program is a highly productive and highly cited Condensed Matter Theory group located in the beautiful city of Boulder nested in the Rocky Mountains. A website of our interests, publications, past group members, and images of the City of Boulder can be found at:

http://www.colorado.edu/zunger-matter-by-design/

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Successful candidates for either position will have a strong background in fundamental physics, electronic structure theory, and modern computational approaches to solids.
  • The positions will involve theoretical and computational identification of oxide and halide perovskites with target physical properties (“Inverse Design”) related to various functionalities.
  • Postdoctoral Associate is a title granted to persons holding a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and who will be engaged in a defined period of full-time mentored in preparation for transition into a career. The position is for up to 3 years based on mutual agreement, performance, and availability of continued funding. 
  • Research Associate is a title granted to persons holding the doctor’s degree or its equivalent and whose academic qualifications may be comparable to the regular faculty ranks of Assistant Professor. It would be used for persons possessing the terminal degree who show demonstrated promise of research contributions. The position is for up to 3 years based on mutual agreement, performance, and availability of continued funding.  

What We Can Offer

  • The Research Associate position is for up to 3 years based on mutual agreement, performance, and availability of continued funding. The salary range is $60,000 - $80,000 depending on experience and qualifications and the position is available April 2022.
  • The Postdoctoral Association position is for up to 3 years based on mutual agreement, performance, and availability of continued funding. The salary range is $50,000 - $60,000 and the position is available immediately.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be ambitious. Be strategic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Postdoctoral Associate and Research Associate should hold a doctoral degree and have the academic qualifications comparable to the regular faculty ranks of Assistant Professor. 

What You Will Need

Outstanding candidates are sought with the following qualifications and requirements:

  • Proven record of significant research contributions in the modeling of materials.
  • Proficiency in scientific software development and high-performance computing.
  • Ph.D. in physics, materials science, or a related field.
  • High-level proficiency in communication skills. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position. 
  3. List of contact information for 3 references who may be contacted on your behalf. You don’t need to include letters of recommendation with your application.
  4. List of publications in refereed technical journals
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview (possibly online).

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Alex Zunger

Posting Contact Email: alex.zunger@colorado.edu