Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Cosmology
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University expects to offer a three year postdoctoral position in Theoretical Cosmology, starting around August 2016. The candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with members of the department, in particular with Prof. Mustafa A. Amin, as well as engage in independent research. The position is initially for two years, with the third year contingent on performance and funding. A PhD in physics, astronomy or related field is required.
The applicant must submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research interests (max 3 pages) at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6207 and also arrange for at least three reference letters to be submitted via the same website. For full consideration the applications should be received by Dec 1, 2015.
Further information about the department and research interests of the faculty can be found at http://www.physics.rice.edu/ and http://mustafa-amin.com. Please contact Prof. Mustafa A. Amin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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Posted on September 30, 2015
One postdoctoral research position is open in the membrane biophysics laboratory of Prof. Huey Huang. The lab has done research on membrane-active proteins, particularly membrane-acting antibiotics and amyloidal peptides, for over 20 years. Our interests are discoveries of new membrane related phenomena and development of new experimental techniques. Examples of discoveries include peptide orientation change in membranes, membrane thinning effect, toroidal pores, membrane fusion intermediate states, lipid extracting effect by amyloidal peptides, etc. Examples of new techniques include oriented circular dichroism, neutron and X-ray in-plane scattering, anomalous X-ray diffraction of protein-induced membrane structures (pore, fusion etc), and lately techniques of aspirated giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs). We are looking forward to utilizing the 3rd generation synchrotron radiation microbeams to perform GUV experiments simultaneously with X-ray scattering.
We are looking for a new or recent Ph.D. who has research experience in experimental biophysics or related fields. The postdoctors are encouraged to develop their careers by making new discoveries and developing new techniques. Applicants should send a CV including three references and a brief statement of research interests to Prof. Huey Huang with a subject line “Biophysics Postdoc Search.”
Posted on March 31, 2015
STAR Postdoctoral Research Associate
The experimental high-energy nuclear physics group at Rice University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in physics analyses in the area of heavy-flavor and dilepton physics as well as be actively involved in the group’s responsibilities for STAR’s time-of-flight and muon-telescope detectors. It is anticipated that the position be initially based in Houston, TX with a possibility of relocation to BNL at a later time.
Interested candidates should hold a Ph.D. in high-energy nuclear or particle physics and submit by email a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, and a brief description of research experience and interests. In addition, the candidate is expected to arrange for three references who are expected to send their letter of recommendation by email to Prof. Frank Geurts. Applications received by April 24, 2015 will receive fullest attention.
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Postdoctoral Associate in Ultracold Atomic Physics
Rice University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in ultracold atomic physics in the group of Randy Hulet. The successful applicant will be a key member of an experimental program to use ultracold atomic fermions in optical lattices as a new platform to realize strongly correlated many-body states of matter. This position offers an excellent opportunity to conduct research at the forefront of the exciting field of ultracold atomic gases.
A Ph.D. in relevant areas of experimental atomic or condensed matter physics is required. Qualified candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. R. Hulet (email@example.com) for further information.
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against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
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programs, or employment of faculty or staff.
Posted on August 18, 2015
Rice Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM), recently launched at Rice University (rcqm.rice.edu), announces the opening of two postdoctoral fellowships.
Each of these Smalley Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Materials carries a stipend of no less than $60K per annum. The positions, available starting January 2015, are appointed for one year and renewable for the second year. They are targeted towards the fields related to condensed matter physics, ultracold matter, low-dimensional systems, quantum materials for energy and other aspects of quantum materials.
The successful candidate must be able to start their appointment by the third anniversary date of their Ph.D. In addition, if the Ph.D. is pending at the time of application, the applicant must defend his/her Ph.D. thesis successfully by March, 2015. Applicants must contact a faculty member of RCQM. The list of involved faculty can be found at the RCQM website.
In consultation with an RCQM faculty member, the applicant must prepare a one-page (maximum) summary of planned research, with one additional page of references and figures allowed. A letter of support must be provided by the RCQM faculty sponsor, expressing approval of the applicant’s candidacy. A curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and three additional letters of recommendation are also required.
All applications must be received via email to John Marsh, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday, November 17, 2014.
Funds for the postdoctoral awards are in part provided by both the Smalley Institute and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Rice University. Within the Smalley Institute, the funds are provided by the Peter and Ruth Nicholas Fellowship.
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Posted on October 25, 2014