first_imgSynthesis and study of various molecule-based magneticmaterials of transition metals and lanthanides, including oligomersformed by hydrogen-bonding or covalently-bound linkers. Experiencein synthetic metal-oxo coordination chemistry and supramolecularchemistry would be preferred, as well as experience with techniquessuch as SQUID magnetometry and electrochemistry.(a)NMR studies of molecular magnetic materials at lowtemperatures, including nonequilibrium dynamics of exotic quantummagnets. Experience in low temperature techniques and modern NMRmethods is desired. (b) High-frequency continuous-wave and pulsedEPR studies of molecular nanomagnets, including measurements underexternal stimuli such as light-irradiation and high-pressures. Thiswork will be strongly coupled to the synthetic component describedabove, with a view to controlling the quantum mechanicalcoupling/entanglement between molecular nanomagets. Priorexperience with modern EPR techniques is preferredFabrication and characterization of thin films and thin-filmheterostructures incorporating chemically fragile magneticmolecules into the interface regions of heterogeneous junctionscomprising semiconductors and/or two-dimensional layered materials.Experience with clean room protocols and exfoliation techniquestogether with measurement techniques including X- ray diffraction,scanning probe microscopies, magnetotransport, magnetocapacitance,magnetization, tunneling, and Schottky barriers is desired. (Thisposition will open in the summer 2019) The Department of Physics at the University of Florida seeks tofill several postdoctoral positions that are available immediatelyin the Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials (M2QM)Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department ofEnergy. The Center focuses on thescience for using molecule-based magnetic systems as the basis forthe next generations of quantum technologies, with a programranging from the synthesis and characterization of these emergentnew materials to a systematic computational understanding of theirmany-body quantum behavior. M2QM will concentrate on fundamentalscientific problems related to two technological challenges: 1) howto create qubits for intrinsically quantum computing, and 2) how toreplace elements of traditional computers and sensors withintrinsically quantum, molecule-based, devices that are energyefficient as well as fast and adaptive. In this setting, reliable,swift, all-electron calculations of magnetically complex materialsare crucial.Up to 7 positions are available, three in experimental and four incomputational/theoretical research. Successful candidates will workon the following:Experimental: Computational/theoretical:1. Spin-dependent electron transport through magnetic molecules,molecular networks, and molecule-semiconductor interfaces usingDFT-based methods. Experience with using both DFT and semiclassicalmethods is a plus.2. Development and implementation of algorithms to model adiabaticand nonadiabatic spin- phonon interactions within the framework ofDFT and comparison with high precision quantum chemistry methods.Experience with DFT and/or quantum chemistry simulation ofelectron- phonon coupling preferred.3.Development of the Exciting-Plus full-potential LAPW code. Thiswill include implementation of iterative eigenvalue solver andselected DFT functionals, testing, and validation of newtechniques. Experience with FLAPW code development (e.g. ELK) isvaluable.4. High throughput classic, semi-empirical, and first-principlescalculations of magnetic molecules on surfaces and interfaces.Candidates with experience in the development and application ofhigh-throughput DFT and atomistic materials simulations aredesired. Knowledge of machine-learning is a plus.5. First-principles calculations of molecular magnetic systems.Extensive experience in DFT applications including Wannier anddownfolding procedures, first-principles based many-body methods(GW, DMFT, high-level quantum chemistry) is desired. This is aresearch scientist position, and will also have 5-10% ofresponsibility working as a scientific coordinator.6. Radiation-induced defects in 2D materials. This will involve theapplication of DFT methods to describe the energetics, diffusion,and electronic properties of defects in 2D metals andsemiconductors. This position is closely related to the Centeractivity in the area of computational/theoretical materialsresearch and is funded by a separate experiment/theoryproject.These positions are tenable for up to three years depending uponsignificant achievement and mutual interest. All postdoc andresearch scientists are expected to interact with other membersincluding students in the M2QM center.PhD in PhysicsFor full consideration, applications must be submitted online at must include: cover letter, CV (with publications) and threeletters of recommendation must be provided with theapplication.All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employmentscreening which includes a review of criminal records, referencechecks, and verification of education.The final candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States require evaluation by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s SunshineLaw. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply forthis position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida RelaySystem at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more