Stanford University, Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (Condensed Matter Theory)

Position ID:Stanford-SITPGLAM-POSTDOC22 [#23132]
Position Title: Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Fellows in Condensed Matter Theory at the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Stanford, California 94305, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/04, finished 2023/05/06)
Position Description:    

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

Applications are invited for the Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Scholars in Theory of Quantum Materials at the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) beginning in Fall 2023. 

This postdoctoral program is part of the Moore Foundation's Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems initiative (EPiQS). We seek exceptional theorists who will flourish in, and contribute to, the highly interactive and collaborative research environment at Stanford. 


Faculty in the SITP condensed matter theory group include:

Successful applicants are welcome to collaborate with the broader theory group including Patrick HaydenStephen Shenker, and Douglas Stanford.

The appointment includes a competitive salary and benefits, and $4,000 annually in discretionary funds to cover research and/or travel expenses. These are awards for up to three years of funding. 

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page outline of research interests, publication list, and arrange for three or four letters of reference to be sent electronically through Academic Jobs Online.

Application deadline: November 1, 2022. Applications from women or minority candidates will be particularly welcome.  We expect to make offers to successful candidates in late November or early December.

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and EPiQS Initiative

The Gordon and Betty 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 $90-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. 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.

Stanford University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


Complementary programs: Applicants for the Moore Fellowships may be eligible for other Stanford fellowship programs, such as the QFarm Bloch Fellowship,  Stanford Science Fellows and SITP postdoctoral fellowships. They are encouraged to apply to all relevant programs.

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:
Stanford University
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
476 Lomita Mall c/o Room 338
Stanford, CA 94305-4045