University of Toronto, Physics

Position ID:UofT-Physics-POSTDOC [#12880]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Many-Body Theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5S1A7, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2019/01/01help popup finished (2018/11/29, finished 2019/03/03, listed until 2019/05/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Posting Date: November 29 2018


Physics Department
University of Toronto



Area of Research: Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Many-Body Theory


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in the group of Prof. Thomas Scaffidi at the University of Toronto, starting in Fall 2019.


Description of duties: The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research in the area of Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Many-Body Theory, under the supervision of Prof. Scaffidi. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

·      Hydrodynamics of quantum systems

·      Quantum chaos

·      Topological matter and quantum criticality

·      New numerical methods in quantum many-body theory

·      Superconductivity


More information about these areas of interest can be found on the group website:  


Active collaboration with other research groups at U of T (both theoretical and experimental) will be encouraged.


Required qualifications:

·      PhD in Theoretical Condensed Matter physics or in a closely related field

·      Solid background in analytical and numerical methods of many-body quantum physics

·      Experience with novel computational approaches, specifically Quantum Monte Carlo, and/or Tensor Networks, and/or Machine Learning


Application instructions


All individuals interested in this position must submit a CV, a research proposal, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline. Questions should be directed to Prof. Scaffidi at



Closing dateInitial review of the applications will start on January 1st 2019, but we will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.  


Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Scaffidi


Expected start date: Between September 1 and December 31, 2019

Term: The position is for 2 years, with a possibility of extension for a third year contingent upon satisfactory performance.


Salary: $45,000 CAD per year



More information about what it is like to be a postdoc at U of T can be found here:


In Toronto, opportunity abounds. As big as the Greater Toronto Area may be (it's home to more than 5.5 million people), the city itself consists of many distinct, highly livable neighbourhoods—each with its own character, family-friendly amenities, and entertainment options. These communities are home to more than 100 cultures from around the world. Toronto is one of the most multicultural on the planet, with about 50% of our population born outside of Canada. For our postdocs, this diversity can help make a new city feel very much like home.



The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.


Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.


This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Contact: Peter Hurley, 4169780627
Email: email
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Department of Physics
University of Toronto
60 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1A7
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