Research Assistant Scientist in Materials Science and Engineering
University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
United States


The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a twelve-month, full-time, time-limited, non-tenure track position at the rank of Research Assistant Scientist in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering under the supervision of Professor Michele V. Manuel.  Highly motivated individuals are sought to support an advanced manufacturing initiative focused on the processing of metals, alloys, and composites under magnetic and induction fields.

It is expected that the individual will be highly motivated and can work independently and be part of a highly diverse research group.  The candidate should have a solid publication history and strong verbal and written communications skills in English.  Additionally, the individual is expected to work collaboratively with the Principal Investigator to coordinate all project activities, including but not limited to conference talks, data collection and analysis, manuscript and report preparation, meeting participation, use processes to measure project performance and progress, and play a significant role in proposal preparation and submission.  They are also expected to assist in managing and supervising both graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral associates.

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system. It is ranked as the #5 best public US university according to US News and World Report. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary, and highly collaborative environment and consistently ranks among the top departments for graduate and undergraduate programs.  The department is among the largest MSE departments in the nation, with 37 faculty members, over 200 graduate students, and nearly 300 undergraduates.  Persons joining the Department will find outstanding facilities, interdisciplinary opportunities, a collaborative and collegial work environment, and a strong dedication to diversity and excellence in research and education.  Potential applicants seeking more information are encouraged to visit our website at


The successful candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field.  Knowledge and experience in computational thermodynamics, computational kinetics, or CALPHAD approaches are preferred.

Application Instructions

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through Interfolio at: (Please see Job Requisition #84067). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter (summary and introduction related to hiring emphasis areas); (2) a diversity statement (including experience in working with diverse and underrepresented groups in engineering); (3) a curriculum vitae (including a 1-page CV highlight); (4) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references. The anticipated start for the position is Late Fall 2021 to Early Spring 2022, with some flexibility for a later start based on individual needs.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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