California Institute of Technology, Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy Division

Position ID:Caltech-PMA-MOOREPD [#22538]
Position Title: Moore Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map]
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/01, updated 2022/08/30)
Position Description:   URMs  

The Condensed Matter Theory group at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for the Moore Postdoctoral Scholarship in Quantum Materials Theory, beginning in Fall 2023

This postdoctoral program is part of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems initiative (EPiQS).

The Moore Postdoctoral Scholarship has a three-year duration, conditional upon reasonable performance, offers freedom in choosing research direction, independence, and possibility to work with multiple faculty members.

The selected candidate should have completed their Ph.D. degree by the time they start their assignment, should show outstanding research in theoretical condensed matter physics equal with the level of the position, and an ability to identify and pursue research problems independently while working well in an interactive and dynamic setting.

All candidates should apply online. Postdoctoral candidates must submit curriculum vitae (with email address and citizenship), a statement of research interests, and a list of publications (refereed papers on top) and ensure that at least 3 letters of reference are submitted on their behalf.

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 @MooreFound. The foundation’s $185 million 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.

The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars in Theory of Quantum Materials program is an integral part of EPiQS and supports theoretical physicists of outstanding promise 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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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
1200 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125