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Employment Opportunities



The Department of Physics and Astronomy does not anticipate any open faculty positions for the 2020 - 2021 academic year.
Last updated: January 2021

Research Faculty are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field, a record of original research accomplishments, and the potential to develop a successful independent research program. 


Open Positions

We invite applications for a postdoc position in theoretical soft condensed matter and computational biophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Riverside. The position is part of a multidisciplinary, multi-campus effort connected to the recently established UC Consortium on Coronavirus Research.  The primary goal of the group is to elucidate the mechanisms of the assembly of coronaviruses using analytical theory and computer simulation. The work involves a broad range of research topics including polymer physics, elasticity theory, electrostatics, thermodynamics, self-assembly and computational modeling of assembly pathways of finite-sized structures.

The postdoc will work closely with the primary supervisor Roya Zandi at UC Riverside in collaboration with Ajay Gopinathan (UC Merced) and Koehl (UC Davis). The postdoc will also work closely with the experimentalists on three campuses to develop theory and numerical simulation for the design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments of formation of coronaviruses. The position comes with multiple opportunities for professional development and meaningful mentorship, outreach and community engagement.
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, candidates should send their application materials to, including a CV, a list of publications, and contact information of three references. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.





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