Simons Foundation, Flatiron Institute

Position ID:Simons Foundation-Flatiron Institute-ARSCCQP [#26926]
Position Title: Associate Research Scientist, Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ)
Position Location:New York, New York 10010, United States
Subject Areas: Condensed Matter Physics / Computational Physics
Quantum Computing
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/12/22)
Position Description:    


Associate Research Scientist, Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ)

Description
POSITION SUMMARY
Applications are invited for an Associate Research Scientist position at CCQ in the field of Computational Theory of Correlated Materials. Applicants should have a strong background in the development and use of computational methods combining electronic structure and many-body approaches for explaining and predicting properties of materials with strong electronic correlations, and a strong research agenda in the field of quantum materials.

Directed by Antoine Georges and co-directed by Andrew Millis, theCenter for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ), located in New York city, is a leading international center for the study of equilibrium and non-equilibrium many-body quantum systems, with applications to condensed matter physics, materials science, chemistry and related fields. The development of the concepts, algorithms and code libraries needed to advance the field is fundamental to the work of the center. Research projects currently pursued at CCQ cover a broad range of methods and interest.

CCQ currently comprises more than 45 research and software scientistsatcareer stages from recent Ph.D.s through senior scientists, as well as support staff, visiting scientists, and affiliated graduate students and interns.CCQ has vigorous visitor and workshop programs, strong interactions with scientists from neighboring institutions and is engaged in several national and international partnerships.

Associate Research Scientists at CCQ are researchers who develop theoretical concepts, algorithms and codes, and apply these to obtain new insights into the quantum-mechanical behavior of models, materials and molecules. They develop their own research programs and also work in collaboration with other CCQ scientists including postdoctoral fellows. Reporting to research scientists, and/or the director or co-director of CCQ as appropriate, these positions are based at theFlatiron Institute, a division of the Simons Foundation, in New York City.

Associate Research Scientists are typically appointed for an initial three-year period; the appointment may be renewed for up to another three years. Associate Research Scientists may be reviewed for promotion to a non term-limited position as a Research Scientist.

Review of applications will begin on or about Feb 1, 2024.

This position will be based, and have a principal office or workspace, at the foundation's offices in New York City.

For more information about careers at the Flatiron Institute, please visit simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/careers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
▪ Conduct research in computational theory of quantum materials with strong correlations and/or develop and implement novel methods, algorithms and codes to understand the properties of these materials
▪ Publish research in refereed scientific and technical journals and present research at scientific conferences
▪ Provide publicly available software for use by the scientific community
▪ Support the public use of available software
▪ Assist in the organization of CCQ-related workshops, conferences, group meetings and seminars
▪ Supervise research conducted by postdoctoral Flatiron research fellows and visiting graduate and undergraduate students
▪ Mentor summer students and assist in the organization of summer programs
▪ Perform other duties or tasks as assigned or required

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
▪ The full-time annual compensation range for this position is $130,000 to $165,000.
▪ In addition to competitive salaries, the Simons Foundation provides employees with an outstanding benefits package.

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education
▪ Ph.D. in a related field

Related Skills & Other Requirements
▪ Postgraduate research experience (typically 2 to 6 years) in computational quantum many-body theory, computational condensed matter physics or another field of interest to the CCQ.
▪ Familiarity with computational methods for electronic structure and quantum many-body problems. Experience and interest in developing or improving methods is desirable.
▪ A record of excellence in scientific publication
▪ Ability to do original and outstanding research in physics
▪ Effective oral and written communication skills
▪ Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.

Application Instructions
Required Application Materials
▪ CV
▪ Research statement outlining both past research accomplishments and a vision for scientific research at the CCQ.
▪ Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted confidentially by the letter writers through Interfolio

To apply, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/137652






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