Octber 12, 2007
Soft condensed matter physicist for a tenure-track position
Syracuse University Physics Department is looking for an experimental soft condensed matter physicist for a tenure-track position. The department (http://physics.syr.edu ) has hired several new faculty members in recent years in theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics and biophysics and plans to continue in this direction. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in soft condensed matter and biological physics. We currently have a strong group of five theorists (Mark Bowick, Cristina Marchetti, Alan Middleton, Jen Schwarz and Sean Xing) working on soft matter, as well as experimental strength in biophysics (Liviu Movileanu and Ken Foster) and hard condensed matter physics (Britton Plourde and Eric Schiff). In addition, the University has begun an expansion in the area of biomaterials, with the creation of a new Biomaterials Institute headed by Pat Mather, formerly at Case Western (http://polymers.case.edu/people/faculty/mather.htm).
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