Northeastern University, Physics

Position ID:Northeastern University-Physics-POSTDOCTORALRESEARCHASSOCIATE [#23785]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in theoretical condensed matter
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:boston, Massachusetts 02125, United States
Subject Area: Physics / Quantum Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline: (making offers posted 2022/11/18, listed until 2023/06/30)
Position Description:    

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The research group of Professor Yizhi You at Northeastern University-department of Physics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in condensed matter theory.

The successful candidate will conduct theoretical research at the interface of quantum information science, quantum many-body physics and quantum field theory. Topics of interest include but are not limited to, emergent fracton gauge theory, topological matter, new approaches for complex quantum systems and their applications in quantum technologies, entanglement dynamics and quantum complexity. The successful candidate would primarily work under the supervision of Prof Yizhi You and be encouraged to work with other faculty members.

A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required. Candidates with strong numerical skills on DMRG, tensor-network, QMC are especially encouraged to apply. The initial appointment will be one year, renewable depending on mutual agreement up to three years.

The start date of the appointment is summer 2023; there exists the possibility of starting early. Compensation for the position is competitive and travel support is available.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly via this website provide the following: a cover letter with a brief description of research interest, CV with a list of publications, and the contact information of 2-3 references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the anticipated position is filled. Please upload a research statement with your CV and provide two letters of recommendation submitted directly via this site.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics or a related field; be able to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar. 

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Further Info:
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