University of Vermont, Department of Physics

Position ID:UVM-Department of Physics-PRANASA [#14307]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Burlington, Vermont 05405, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2019/12/01 (posted 2019/08/22, updated 2019/10/05, listed until 2020/03/01)
Position Description:    

Research Associate, Condensed Matter Theory, University of Vermont 

The Condensed Matter Theory (CMT) group at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont, invites applications for a Research Associate. The position is funded through a NASA project and will be initially for 1 year, renewable for 2 more years (total of 3 years), subject to performance and mutual consent. The salary is competitive and all standard UVM employee benefits are included. 

The successful candidate is expected to collaborate, in particular, with Valeri Kotov and Adrian Del Maestro on the topics outlined below. Their representative research interests can be found here:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NebmKN8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=J-uLUisAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

The theory group members involved in the project are: Dennis Clougherty, Juan Vanegas, Adrian Del Maestro and Valeri N. Kotov. 

The main goal of the project is to study properties of two-dimensional Dirac materials (such as graphene and the like) and their effect on the behavior of nearby atomic systems, including individual atoms (via properties such as quantum reflection) and Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) and superfluids forming on 2D materials. Thus the project, in essence, aims to explore novel effects at the interface of interacting electronic 2D Dirac materials and bosonic (atomic) collective behavior. 

We expect the candidates to have a PhD in Physics and have some experience with: 
 (a) Standard Condensed Matter Theory techniques
 (b) A record of theoretical research in 2D materials (such as graphene physics) is desirable
 (c) Familiarity with advanced numerical techniques (such as quantum Monte-Carlo) would be advantageous 

The position is available as early as December 2019.  The successful candidate could also start next year, in Spring / Summer  2020, by mutual agreement.  We would generally prefer an earlier starting date. Interested candidates should submit: (1) Short (1 page) statement of research interests and accomplishments, (2) CV, including a List of Publications and contact info for 3 references, (3) Arrange for 3 recommendation letters to be submitted via this website.

Applications received by December 1, 2019 will be  given full consideration. Review of applications will continue after that until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Valeri Kotov: Valeri.Kotov@uvm.edu

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
https://www.uvm.edu/cas/physics
email
 
UVM Physics,
82 University place,
Innovation Hall E207,
Burlington, VT 05405

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