Ecole Normale Supérieure, Department of Physics

669 15616
Position ID:ENS-Department of Physics-ZAMPLOWTGLASS [#15616]
Position Title: Postdoc on low-temperature glass physics at ENS, Paris
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Paris, Ile-de-France 75 005, France [map]
Subject Areas: Condensed Matter Physics / Computational Physics
Statistical and Biological Physics / Statistical Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/11/29, finished 2020/03/12)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

A post-doctoral positions is open at ENS Paris. The post-doc will work in collaboration with Francesco Zamponi (ENS Paris) and Ludovic Berthier (University of Montpellier and Cambridge University). A collaboration with David Reichman (Columbia University) might be developed.

RESEARCH SUBJECT AND EXPECTED BACKGROUND: The research project concerns the low-temperature properties of glasses, and the nature of their excitations and defects. We want to systematically explore the microscopic nature of tunnelling Two-Level Systems (TLS) in these systems, following up on our recent preprints: and The candidate is expected to have at least some background in the physics of glasses, and on standard computational methods such as Molecular Dynamics. Experience with LAMMPS is welcome.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION: - The position is funded by the ERC grant "GlassUniversality" - The preferred starting date is Sept.1, 2020 and the appointment is for 2 years (the appointment must end on Aug. 31, 2022) - Candidates should have less than two years of experience post-PhD at the starting date - The net salary is expected to be around 2200€/month

RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT The working place will be the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS), located at 24 Rue Lhomond in the historic center of Paris. ENS is an ideal working place for statistical mechanics, hosting a large, active and diverse statistical physics group, and being also surrounded by other institutions such as ESPCI, Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Institut Curie, the Sorbonne University (Jussieu campus), which are all located within walking distance and host many statistical mechanics groups.

The post-docs will have the opportunity to work within the Simons Collaboration on "Cracking the glass problem" [] which involves 13 senior scientists and their groups. The collaboration organises at least two scientific events (workshops, conferences, summer schools) per year where tutorials are offered for students and post-docs. There is the possibility of spending periods of time in other institutions associated to the collaboration.

Applications from young candidates (for a first postdoc after the PhD), women, and underrepresented minorities are especially welcome.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Sarah Reemers
LabEx Manager
Département de Physique, Ecole normale supérieure
24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

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