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Physics is a prominent, highly-ranked, and research-intensive department at UC San Diego, with 400+ employees, annual expenditures of roughly $30M, annual course enrollments greater than 16K, and over 140K square feet of space in 8 campus buildings. Research and instructional activity occurs over an unusually broad range of disciplinary areas, including: astrophysics & astronomy, atomic/molecular physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, controlled fusion & plasma physics, elementary particle physics, nanoscience, and nonlinear dynamics.
Research activity occurs both on-campus and in multiple off-campus locations, including: U.S. National Laboratories such as Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, and LANL (Los Alamos National Lab);observatories throughout the world; Antarctica; and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland. Research collaborations frequently involve other U.S. and international universities, National Labs, research institutes such as The Scripps Research Institute and the Salk Institute; and/or companies such as SAIC and General Atomics. Sponsored research activities are funded by 40-50 different funding agencies, including NSF, NIH, DOE, DOD, and AFOSR, and include complex multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-PI awards.
Instruction occurs at multiple levels. With approximately 170 students, the doctoral program has a flexible and broad-based curriculum which leads to a Ph.D. in Physics or Physics with optional specializations in Biophysics, Computational Science or Quantitative Biology. With nearly 600 Physics majors, the undergraduate major program is one of the most productive in the nation. Students may obtain B.S. degrees with optional specializations in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Computational Physics, Earth Sciences, or Materials Physics, or B.A. degrees with an optional specialization in Secondary Education.
A special 5-year contiguous program leading to a B.S./M.S. in Materials Physics is also available. Lower division courses allow students to satisfy their general education requirements and serve as foundational courses for students majoring in the sciences and engineering. The incumbent will work on a project on active particles or micro swimmers and study the subsequent emergent behavior (collective behavior, change of viscosity etc.). The project combines microscopy, microfluidics, colloidal science, and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.
High-level expertise in the lithographic fabrication of silicon wafers with micro-reliefs of SU8 epoxy with up to three different heights.
Experience with the manufacture of microfluidic devices using out of silicone elastomer pre-polymers using lithographically fabricated master molds.
Demonstrated experience with colloidal stability and data acquisition on the microscope.
Strong ability to record scientific data accurately, completely and intelligibly in a well-organized laboratory notebook, with strong attention to detail .
Experience with the operation of laboratory equipment including centrifuges, balances, pH meters, positive & negative fume hood, clean room, confocal microscopes, UV lamps, and mercury lamps.
Thorough knowledge of EH&S regulations and policies, and hazardous waste handling and disposal procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing procedures and purchasing documentation requirements.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills sufficient to maintain high-quality communication with PI and other lab members.
Proven skill, ability, and willingness to learn new laboratory techniques and use of lab equipment with minimal instruction and supervision.
Ability to maintain a positive and constructive attitude toward research tasks in spite of ongoing challenges with difficult experiments.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.