Physics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Position ID:MIT-Physics Department-CMTPOSTDOC [#7749]
Position Title: Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Superconductivity, Hard Condensed Matter Theory, Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Physics
Appl Deadline:2016/10/14 (posted 2016/08/30, listed until 2017/04/09)
Position Description:    

The Condensed Matter Theory group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks candidates for Moore Postdoctoral Scholars supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation under the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative (EPIQS). The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to carry out research in the general area of the theory of strongly correlated systems and other areas where novel phenomena may be expected to emerge. The appointment will be renewable for up to three years. The faculty at MIT active in this area includes Liang Fu, Patrick Lee, Leonid Levitov, Max Metlitski,T. Senthil and Xiao-Gang Wen.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter NOT TO EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH). Applicants should also arrange for a minimum of three letters of reference to be uploaded. Only web submissions will be accepted. Inquiries regarding scientific and/or programmatic issues may be addressed to Lesley Kearney, The deadline for applications and all materials is October 14, 2016.

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 @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.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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