Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physics

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: Knoxville, TENNESSEE

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physics - 17000001SS 


 Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics, at the University of Tennessee. The successful applicant will carry out interdisciplinary research in one of a variety of projects at the interface between physics and biology. The focus of the research is to understand the effects of geometry on various biological processes, including pattern morphogenesis, population growth, and spatial evolutionary dynamics. Of particular interest are systems which exhibit phase transitions or dramatic changes in behavior. The projects leverage both simulations and analytically-tractable mathematical models to elucidate the most salient features of these systems. Inspiration is frequently drawn from statistical physics and our understanding of critical phenomena. The successful applicant will have opportunities to collaborate with experimental groups in and outside of the University. Also, note that the University of Tennessee is located close to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which provides exciting opportunities for collaboration.


 Requirements: The applicant should have a PhD in physics or in a related field.
Applicant’s previous experience with statistical or soft matter physics, stochastic processes, or evolutionary dynamics is desired but not necessary. The applicant should be comfortable with theoretical work, either computational or mathematical. A good working knowledge of English is required.
The University of Tennessee is a thriving research university located in a scenic area in the Appalachian region of eastern Tennessee, close to Smoky Mountains National Park.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

  Research Professional 
Primary Location
Campus/Institute  Knoxville 
Job Posting
  Dec 21, 2017, 1:20:01 PM 

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