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

Position ID:Stanford-SITPGLAM-POSTDOC24 [#25736]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow 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:2023/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/16)
Position Description:    

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Stanford University

Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics - Condensed Matter 

The Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) invites applications for postdoctoral fellows in all areas of condensed matter theory, broadly construed.  We seek exceptional theorists who will flourish in, and contribute to, the highly interactive and collaborative research environment at Stanford.  SITP Fellows will have wide latitude to set their independent research directions and to collaborate across multiple research groups and departments. 

The research interests of the condensed matter faculty are broad, and include several key areas such as the theory of quantum materials, topological phases of matter, strongly correlated electron systems, high temperature superconductivity, quantum criticality, quantum field theory, non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, quantum simulation, and topics at the interface of quantum information and many-body physics. The condensed matter theory group also enjoys dynamic interactions with Stanford’s Q-FARM initiative in quantum science and engineering. 

Current faculty in the SITP condensed matter theory group include Trithep Devakul, Thomas Devereaux, Hong-Chen Jiang, Vedika Khemani, Steve Kivelson, Bob Laughlin, Xiaoliang Qi and Srinivas Raghu. Successful applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with the broader SITP theory group (which includes Adam Bouland, Daniel Fisher, Patrick Hayden, Steve Shenker, Douglas Stanford and Lenny Susskind), and with the large on-campus experimental efforts in condensed matter and quantum science. 

The fellowship is expected to begin in Fall 2024 and includes three years of funding with a competitive salary and benefits, and discretionary funds to cover research and/or travel expenses. 

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, 2023

Complementary programs: SITP postdoctoral applicants are also encouraged to apply to other Stanford fellowship programs , such as the QFarm Bloch Fellowship in Quantum Science and Engineering,  Stanford Science Fellows and other SITP postdoctoral fellowships.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research mission.

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