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Postdoctoral Research Assoc
University of North Texas at Dallas in Denton, Texas
Date Posted 11/11/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System , or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton , the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Department UNT-Physics-122300
College/School College of Science
Job Location Denton
Full Time/Part Time
Salary Information
Department Summary
The Department is committed to carrying out state-of-the-art research across a number of areas of physics and closely related areas of science and technology. With approximately 20 research active faculty members, approximately 60 graduate students are mentored in research, making substantial contributions and leading projects themselves as they progress towards completion of their degrees. Many opportunities also exist for undergraduate research participation, for example, through senior thesis projects. With these strong student involvements, the Department’s research activities support and compliment student education and professional preparation.
The University of North Texas is located in Denton, one of the 10 Best College Town in the nation, offering abundant opportunities in arts & events and outdoor recreation, low cost of living, and proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex (20 minutes away).
Position Summary
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in computational materials physics in the group of Prof. Yuanxi Wang (https://86elements.com/ ) at the University of North Texas Department of Physics.
We invite scholars with a PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, or related fields with experience in developing and employing first‐principles materials theory. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing first‐principles theory for the physical properties of 2D and layered materials, broadly defined – including, but not limited to, optical, electronic, transport, topological, and defect properties. Theory work at the density functional theory level and manybody perturbation theory level are expected. Coding experience in Python and/or Fortran is a plus. The postdoc will have opportunities to carry out independent theory projects aligned with their career goals as well as deep collaborations with diverse experimental efforts that generate high‐impact research.
The initial appointment will be for one year and renewed for a second year pending performance reviews. The appointment offers a competitive base salary plus benefits package. The postdoc will also be able to apply for external funding and computational resources to supplement their base salary and to establish their research portfolio.
More information can be obtained at UNT Postdoctoral Affairs (https://postdoc.unt.edu/postdoc-resources ) or by contacting Yuanxi Wang (yuanxi.wang@unt.edu ).
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in physics, materials science, chemistry, or a related field.
  • Research experience and track record of publications in first-principles materials theory.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in many-body perturbation theory or in 2D/layered materials
  • Experience in developing independent projects and proposals 
  • Experience in mentoring junior students 

Required License / Registration / Certification
Physical Requirements Ability to communicate
Area of Specialty
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Job Duties

Posting Number F632P
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application package includes:  
  • Curriculum vitae including achieved degrees and publication list
  • Contact information for 1-3 references.
  • A brief statement of research interests and/or plans.
  • One reprint of representative previous research.
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