University of Vermont, Department of Physics

Position ID:UVM-Department of Physics-PRANASA [#14307]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Burlington, Vermont 05405, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2019/09/15 (posted 2019/08/22, listed until 2020/03/01)
Position Description:    

Research Associate, Condensed Matter Theory, University of Vermont 

The Condensed Matter Theory (CMT) group at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont, invites applications for a Research Associate. The position is funded through a NASA project and will be initially for 1 year, renewable for 2 more years (total of 3 years), subject to performance and mutual consent. The salary is competitive and all standard UVM employee benefits are included. 

The successful candidate is expected to collaborate, in particular, with Valeri Kotov and Adrian Del Maestro on the topics outlined below. Their representative research interests can be found here:

The theory group members involved in the project are: Dennis Clougherty, Juan Vanegas, Adrian Del Maestro and Valeri N. Kotov. 

The main goal of the project is to study properties of two-dimensional Dirac materials (such as graphene and the like) and their effect on the behavior of nearby atomic systems, including individual atoms (via properties such as quantum reflection) and Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) and superfluids forming on 2D materials. Thus the project, in essence, aims to explore novel effects at the interface of interacting electronic 2D Dirac materials and bosonic (atomic) collective behavior. 

We expect the candidates to have a PhD in Physics and have some experience with: 
 (a) Standard Condensed Matter Theory techniques
 (b) A record of theoretical research in 2D materials (such as graphene physics) is desirable
 (c) Familiarity with advanced numerical techniques (such as quantum Monte-Carlo) would be advantageous 

The position is available immediately, starting September 15, 2019 or later in the Fall and indeed even in Spring 2020, by mutual agreement. Interested candidates should submit: (1) Short (1 page) statement of research interests and accomplishments, (2) CV, including a List of Publications and contact info for 3 references, (3) Arrange for 3 recommendation letters to be submitted via this website.

We will start reviewing applications immediately, and then will continue periodically after Sep 15, until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Valeri Kotov:

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
UVM Physics,
82 University place,
Innovation Hall E207,
Burlington, VT 05405

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