The Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center at The Bourns College of Engineering invites applications for a Project Scientist position. The mission of the POEM Center is experimental and theoretical investigation of phonon properties of advanced materials and development of innovating methods for controlling phonon transport with applications in electronics, optoelectronics and direct energy conversion. The POEM Center team is engaged in research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Semiconductor Research Corporation and industry.
A successful candidate will have a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, experimental and computational modeling research in the field of Raman - Brillouin spectroscopy, phonon transport and thermal conductivity. Activities will include development of advanced Brillouin spectroscopy instrumentation, experimental investigation of phonon properties of low-dimensional van der Waals materials, experimental and computational study of thermal transport in various materials. A Project Scientist is expected to assist with the POEM Center management and supervision of the graduate and undergraduate student researchers.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or relevant field, and have 2 or more years of research experience with a strong technical publication record.
Advancement through the faculty and non-senate academic ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
Appointment is expected to begin on January 1, 2021. The duration of the appointment will be for two years dependent upon grant funding.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Review of applications will begin October 5, 2020 and the position is open until filled. To Apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, recently updated curriculum vitae, three letters of references, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01322 . Salary will be commensurate upon education and experience.
For more information regarding the specific areas of interest and application procedures, please visit http://www.engr.ucr.edu/ .
For inquiries and questions please refer to the contact email address under the specific recruitment on the AP Recruit website.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: JPF01322
About University of California Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.