University of California, Santa Barbara, Physics

Position ID:UCSB-Physics-CMPDOC [#19873]
Position Title: Condensed Matter Physics at UC Santa Barbara
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Santa Barbara, California 93106, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Computation, Quantum Dynamics, theoretical condensed matter physics
Appl Deadline:2021/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2022/01/12)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Postdoctoral Position in Condensed Matter Physics at UC Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is seeking postdoctoral researchers to pursue innovative research in collaboration with Prof. Sagar Vijay’s group starting September 1, 2022. Candidates in all areas of theoretical condensed matter physics or quantum information science will be considered and are encouraged to apply; active research in Prof. Vijay’s group includes the broad areas of quantum dynamics, topological phases, and quantum computation.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to interact with other members of the condensed matter theory group at UCSB (Prof. Leon Balents, Prof. Matthew Fisher, Prof. Andreas Ludwig, Prof. Chetan Nayak, Prof. Cenke Xu), with researchers at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) and at Microsoft’s Station Q research center.

This postdoctoral appointment is anticipated to have a three-year duration. Appointments are for an initial one-year period, with an extension to three years contingent on performance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with University of California policy. A PhD is required before the appointment start date.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, publication list, statement of research interests, and names of three references. All application materials should be made electronically via the Academic Jobs Online website. The position will remain open until filled, but applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

For inquiries, please contact Sagar Vijay (

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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UCSB Dept. of Physics
Santa Barbara CA 93106-9530

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