Physics Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Central Michigan University

United States

May 31, 2023

Description

Position Information

Position Information

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 10/01/2022 Position End Date 05/31/2023 Position Summary

Professor Valeri Petkov in the Department of Physics at Central Michigan University (CMU) is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow in the area of experimental structure studies on quantum materials and materials for battery applications. This is a grant-funded appointment. The initial appointment will begin on or around October 1, 2022, and extends to May 31, 2023; the extension of the position is contingent upon the continuation of the grant funding. The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science, synchrotron x-ray and/or neutron diffraction, atomic pair distribution, and Rietveld analysis.

ABD's (all but dissertation) may apply, but Ph.D. must be completed prior to the start of the position.

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in magnetic and/or transport properties characterization and scientific computing/programming.

Message to Applicants

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. This position is grant-funded, and potential position extensions are contingent upon additional funding. Applications will be reviewed immediately. Cover letters may be addressed to Dr. Valeri Petkov. Please include a short CV, list of publications, statement of research, and contact information of three professional references. ABD's (all but dissertation) may apply, but Ph.D. must be completed prior to the start of the position. CMU will require proper documentation. If you have questions, you may email Dr. Petkov at petko1vg@cmich.edu

About the Department

The Department of Physics offers B.S., B.S. in Ed., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in physics. The department also offers a full range of general education and service courses in physics, physical science and astronomy. Further information about the department is available on the department website.

Posting Begins 05/26/2022 Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes Type of Recruitment External About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering 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% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

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Supplemental Questions

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    Optional & Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document (1)
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