Postdoc wanted (position filled)

This position has been filled.

The Physics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to work with Prof. Christian Santangelo on the theory of elasticity of thin sheets. The project entails developing computational tools and performing analytical calculations to understand the mechanics of origami structures. The postdoc will be expected to interact closely with experimental groups, mathematicians and artists. The initial appointment is for one year, with the expectation of an extension.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Math, or a related field and have an outstanding academic record as evidenced by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

Qualified applicants should submit a brief research statement, curriculum vitae and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to or:

Prof. Christian Santangelo
Physics Department, Hasbrouck Laboratory
666 N. Pleasant St.
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Electronic applications are preferred. Review of applications will begin on September 17, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

The Physics Department is committed in its efforts to hire candidates who will enhance the diversity and gender balance of faculty, staff, and students. We strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.