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Experimental Biophysics

Recruitment Period

Open September 25th, 2017 through June 30th, 2018


The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside ( invites highly qualified individuals to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of experimental Biophysics. The appointment will be made at the assistant professor level and will be available as early as July 1, 2018.

The main selection criteria will be demonstrated excellence in research and future promise. The successful candidate is expected to establish an outstanding and well-funded research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and to contribute to departmental teaching at all levels. The search is primarily focused on experimental soft condensed matter, biological physics, and quantitative biology. This appointment will be part of the future hires in the newly formed Interdisciplinary Center for Quantitative Modeling in Biology (ICQMB) at UCR to enhance and expand existing strengths in the area of Quantitative Biology and Biophysics in the Physics and Astronomy and other departments on campus. 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.

Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics, or a related field. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualification. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research and teaching objectives, statement of contributions to diversity, and arrange to have at least four referees submit their letter of recommendation directly into the AP Recruit site at For enquiries, please contact the search committee Chair Prof. Roya Zandi ( or any of the members of the UCR Condensed Matter group.

Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Advancement through the faculty 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. Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. 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.

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Riverside, CA

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