Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Theoretical Physics (3 yrs)

A 3-year Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics is available at the Department of Theoretical Physics at Maynooth University.
The full advertisement for this position can be found on Maynooth University's Recruitment Portal, Vacancy ID 005041
In particular, that site has the official job description. Applications can only be sent through this portal.
Your application should reach us no later than 23:30 (local Irish time), Sunday, 1st December 2019.

Enquiries about the application and selection procedure are normally handled through Maynooth University recruitment, but please don't hesitate to contact me directly with any other questions:

The successful applicant will be joining the research group led by Dr. Joost Slingerland, and the research will focus on topologically ordered phases of condensed matter systems, as well as their applications to quantum information processing. The position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available immediately.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • A Ph.D. in theoretical physics, mathematics or a related subject.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
In addition you should have one or more of the following:
  • Research experience in the physics of topologically ordered systems
  • Research experience in quantum information and computation.
  • Research experience in strongly correlated systems, e.g. fractional quantum Hall systems
  • Expertise in topological field theory/tensor categories/quantum groups/anyon models and local models for these structures.
  • Experience with numerical analysis of quantum matter, for example using exact diagonalization, MPS methods, or machine learning techniques.

For the full application procedure, please consult the official job description.