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Assistant Specialist in Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 31st, 2017
Last review date: October 1st, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 31st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

An Assistant Specialist position is available in the research group of Professor Lin Tian in the area of quantum information. The specialist will conduct theoretical calculations related to various topics in quantum simulation, quantum information, and optomechanics. Self-motivation and strong research background in quantum optics or condensed-matter physics are expected. Candidate should possess an advanced degree with at least five years of experience in Physics or a field related to quantum information.

The University of California Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a list of 3 references.

For more information, please contact Professor Lin Tian at

Job location

Merced, CA



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