University of Massachusetts Amherst, Physics

Position ID:UMass-Physics-CMT [#13148]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Condesened Matter Theory
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Computational physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Hard Condensed Matter Theory, theoretical condensed matter physics, ultracold quantum gases
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/01/17, finished 2020/01/19, listed until 2019/07/17)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Quantum Many Body Physics University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Physics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of computational condensed matter theory. As part of the Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem, Amherst group directs the effort on the Diagrammatic Monte Carlo (DiagMC) method. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on DiagMC together with Nikolay Prokof’ev and Boris Svistunov, in cooperation with other Collaboration’s DiagMC groups: The Center for Computational Quantum Physics of Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute, New York; Rutgers University; École Polytechnique, Paris; King’s College, London. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of an extension of up to two additional years.

Job Description: Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on the development of the method of Diagrammatic Monte Carlo with applications to the Many Electron Problem. Essential Functions The research on various aspects of Diagrammatic Monte Carlo: techniques of optimized diagram sampling, code development, advanced techniques of series resummation. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in regular meetings of Simons Collaboration on Many Electron Problem, present research through informal talks and formal seminars, and travel as needed to present research and carry out collaborations with external collaborators. Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics by the time of the appointment A documented experience with (i) quantum field-theoretical methods (Feynman diagrams) and (ii) advanced numerical simulations.

Application Instructions: Qualified applicants should submit a research statement containing a description of research interests and experience, with a special emphasis on the diagrammatic techniques and advanced numerical simulations; documented experience with (i) quantum field-theoretical methods (Feynman diagrams) and (ii) advanced numerical simulations should be explicitly described; provide curriculum vitae; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation through Page Up

Applicant should apply by the deadline of February 15, 2019 to ensure priority consideration.

Additional Information: As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statues, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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