University of California, Berkeley, Condensed Matter Theory Center

Fellowship ID:UCBerkeley-CMTC-CMTPD [#19866]
Fellowship Title: Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics / cond-mat-th
Appl Deadline:2021/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/30, finished 2022/05/07, listed until 2021/12/26)

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

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley plans to hire a Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Scholar in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. This postdoctoral position is enabled by the Moore Foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) initiative. The position has an anticipated duration of three years and includes subsidized benefits in addition to a competitive salary. Applicants will simultaneously be considered for a position as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Berkeley Condensed Matter Theory Center. Candidates should have received a Ph.D. in physics by the start date of the position (September or October 2022) and have demonstrated excellence in research and scientific communication at the time of application. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with Berkeley theory faculty, whose current interests include: properties of topological phases of matter; strongly correlated superconductivity; transport and nonequilibrium processes in interacting systems; emulation of strongly correlated materials by artificial atomic or condensed matter systems; and applications of entanglement and other quantum information concepts to theoretical analysis and computational methods. A listing of faculty  and details of current research are available at ( 

Applications will be processed through Review of applications will begin Nov 1, 2021. Applicants should submit a CV including publication list and a two-page statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be communicated to the website by the recommenders. Inquiries regarding the application process may be directed to Ms. Beth McCleary (, and scientific inquiries may be directed to an appropriate faculty member. UC Berkeley is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse research community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. 

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and EPiQS Initiative 

The Moore Foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of science, environmental conservation and patient care. Visit or follow @MooreScientific. The foundation’s EPiQS initiative promotes discovery-driven research in the field of quantum materials ( Through a variety of funding approaches, EPiQS aims to enable a community of leading experimentalists, materials synthesis experts and theorists to maximize their potential to explore, discover and understand emergent behavior of complex quantum matter. EPiQS supports theoretical research by focusing on postdoctoral and visiting scholars at several leading institutions in the field. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars in Theory of Quantum Materials program supports some of the most promising theoretical physicists at an early stage of their careers. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars are provided with a significant independence in selection of their research directions within their departments and can acquire a breadth of expertise by working with multiple faculty members.

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Department of Physics
366 Le Conte #7300
Berkeley, CA 94720