Open Positions

Research Postdoctoral Scholar in Soft Matter

This position has been filled

Syracuse University Physics department invite applications for a research postdoctoral position to work on theoretical and/or computational studies of the statistical mechanics of graphene (one or two openings). The first position will be joint between Mark Bowick (Syracuse) and David Nelson (Harvard) and will be part of a larger collaborative Syracuse-Harvard-Cornell project with Itai Cohen and Paul McEuen (Cornell), funded by a DMREF grant from the NSF. This is a two year position, with third year by mutual consent. A second position is possible with additional funds from the Syracuse Soft Matter Program and such a candidate would have the opportunity to work with additional group members Lisa Manning, Cristina Marchetti and Jen Schwarz. The focus of this position would be on developing an understanding of the effect of thermal fluctuations on graphene with a variety of geometries, including folded (origami) and cut (kirigami) sheets.

Interested applicants must complete an application at (job # 071374)


Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar in Soft Matter Theory

This position has been filled

The Soft Matter Program at Syracuse University currently has an opening for a Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar. This program aims to recruit highly talented young physicists at early stages of their career. Interested applicants must complete an application at (job # 029276). For more information click here.

Postdoctoral Position starting January 2013 or later

This position has been filled

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Cristina Marchetti at Syracuse University starting January 2013 or later. The candidate will have the opportunity to carry out theoretical and computational research on nonequilibrium properties of soft and active materials, including pattern formation in bacterial suspensions, cell mechanics and collective cell migration, dynamics of artificial swimmers and vibrated granular matter. There will also be ample opportunities for collaborations with other faculty, students and postdocs in the condensed matter theory group (that includes faculty members Mark Bowick, Lisa Manning, Alan Middleton and Jen Schwarz), the Syracuse Soft Matter Program  and the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute. The position is for one year, with possibility of renewal.  For consideration applicants must complete an online application at (job # 0294400) and attach a cover letter, cv and brief description of research interest. They also need to arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to the website. For inquiries please contact Cristina Marchetti at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.