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Associate/Assistant Professor in Biophysics/Soft Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of South Florida, Tampa, seeks to fill a 9-month, full-time, tenure-earning position in biophysics/soft condensed matter physics at the associate or assistant-professor level. All areas of biophysics / soft condensed matter will be considered with preference given to candidates who extend existing strengths in this area.

The Physics Department has strong research programs in experimental/theoretical biophysics, condensed matter, and optics. USF also offers excellent opportunities to interact with research programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, including the Moffitt Cancer Center. The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranked USF at No. 25 among public research universities for research spending.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Physics or a closely related field. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have relevant postdoctoral experience. All candidates are expected to demonstrate a record of independent extramural funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will establish a nationally recognized research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level, and mentor student research at all levels.

To apply, please visit (Position # 29548) and attach a cover letter, curriculum vita with publication record, a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page), and a research plan (2-3 pages). In addition, applicants should have three letters of recommendation sent to All applications completed by November 15th, 2016 will be given full consideration, although the search will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this search should be directed to Prof. Lilia Woods, Chair, Search Committee at

According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Daisy Matos at (813-974-8415), a minimum of five working days in advance.

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biophysics/Biology

University of South Florida Department of Physics, Computational Biophysics Group, is looking to fill one Postdoctoral position. Successful candidate will work on investigating pore formation by Alzheimer’s disease-linked amyloid beta proteins and the calcium hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease using computational modeling driven by fluorescence microscopic data of calcium signals at single channel, clusters of calcium channels, and whole-cell levels, and patch-clamp single channel data. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possibility of renewal upon performance.

Required qualifications: (i) PhD in Computational Biophysics/Biology or related field; (ii) strong research accomplishments in computational biology/biophysics and a demonstrated record of research productivity; (iii) excellent computer programming skills. Knowledge of single channel Markov chain modeling, developing and numerically solving reaction diffusion equations, and a working knowledge of C++ and Java is a plus. Applicants should e-mail curriculum vitae, list of publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Ghanim Ullah at