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Postdoctoral Research Position in Condensed Matter Theory
Department of Physics in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted 09/27/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position ID:Harvard -Department of Physics -CMT_POSTDOC2022 [#19754]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/09/24)
Position Description:  Apply    

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Condensed Matter Theory at Harvard University

The Quantum Condensed Matter Theory groups, led by Professors Bertrand Halperin (Emeritus), Mikhail Lukin, Subir Sachdev, Ashvin Vishwanath, and Susanne Yelin in the Department of Physics, and by Professor Efthimios Kaxiras (SEAS/Physics), expect to appoint one or more postdoctoral fellows beginning in Fall 2022. We are looking for candidates with interests in quantum mechanical condensed matter theory including: strongly correlated electron systems & mesoscopics, topological phases, ultracold atomic gases, quantum optics, and quantum information.


Candidates should also arrange for letters of recommendation to be submitted by three scientists familiar with their work. Candidates may also wish to include selected preprints or reprints of articles they have written. All involved faculty members will jointly consider all complete applications.


Applicants will automatically be considered for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. These fellowships provide funding for up to three years, and are part of the Moore Foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) initiative. Moore postdocs enjoy a great deal of independence, can choose their research topics, and work with multiple faculty members. Candidates for this position must have completed their Ph.D. degree by the appointment start date; demonstrate outstanding research in theoretical condensed matter physics appropriate to level of the position; and have the ability to identify and pursue research problems independently while working well in an interactive and dynamic setting.


All applicants will automatically be considered for the HQI Postdoctoral Fellowship, subject to the availability of funds. For information about the HQI Postdoctoral Fellowship, please visit .


Candidates interested in being considered for a postdoctoral fellowship sponsored by the Simons Collaboration on Ultra-Quantum Matter, comprising of twelve academic institutions including Harvard University,  should additionally submit an application at the following link: .


Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


Applications and supporting materials should arrive by

1 November 2021,
for full consideration. However later applications may also be considered on a rolling basis.

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