Open Positions

February, 23, 2017:

Applications are invited for a research postdoctoral position in theoretical soft matter and biological physics to study collective behavior in active systems, including bacterial suspensions,  active liquid crystals, and active colloids. The successful candidate will work with Professor Cristina Marchetti in the Department of Physics at Syracuse University. There will also be significant opportunities to collaborate with researchers in our strong and dynamic soft matter program, including Professors Mark Bowick, Lisa Manning, Alan Middleton, Jen Schwarz, and Joseph Paulsen, as well as additional experimental collaborators at SU and around the globe. The initial appointment is for one year beginning September 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Salary is negotiable based upon experience and research abilities. Applicants must   have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field and have demonstrated research experience in theoretical/computational soft matter or nonequilibrium statistical physics.

For full consideration qualified candidates must complete the online management application at (#073107) and attach their   curriculum vitae, list of publications (attach to other document), a brief statement of research interests (attach to cover letter), and the email addresses of three references.

The posting can be accessed directly by candidates at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For primary consideration, applicants should submit an application before April 15, 2017.

Further information about the research pursued by Professors Marchetti is available here: