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Through the recently announced $150 million investment in research excellence, Rice University seeks new faculty members at all ranks, starting as early as July 1, 2017, in the broad area of molecular nanotechnology (MolNan). Successful candidates will drive a dynamic, innovative, and independent research program and will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, while embracing Rice’s culture of excellence and diversity. MolNan faculty hires are expected to make original and impactful contributions in nanotechnology and in chemical engineering as an enabling discipline. The search will consider applicants from all engineering and science disciplines, with emphasis on those with research programs in sustainable energy (carbon-based, electron-based, water-based), catalysis, and polymers/soft-matter. The ideal candidate will pursue research with strong intellectual overlap with chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and other related disciplines.

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As part of Rice University’s recently announced $150 million investment in research excellence, Rice intends to hire multiple faculty members whose research focus is in data science. We seek two distinct kinds of specialists: (1) data scientists who can make fundamental contributions to the theory, algorithms, and systems aspects of data science, and (2) scholars who work on emerging applications of data science to problems in health and medicine, urban analytics, and high-volume or high-velocity data-intensive science. A successful candidate might have demonstrated capacity in either of these specialties, or in all of them.

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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 (randy@rice.edu) for further information.

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Posted on August 18, 2015