Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics

Loughborough University

United Kingdom

July 11, 2021

Description

Job title

Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics

Job reference

REQ210434

Date posted

02/06/2021

Application closing date

11/07/2021

Location

Loughborough

Package

Specialist and Supporting Academic grade 6 from £30,942 to £40,322 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

Job description

School of Science, Department of Physics

Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate to start on the 1st of September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Physics at Loughborough University and will work in the area of quantum magnetism and spin liquids, and in particular on the project, funded by EPSRC, “Detecting fractionalization in strongly correlated magnets”.

The aim of the project is to develop and apply quantitative diagnostic tools for the unambiguous detection of spin liquids and fractionalization in rear materials, using novel numerical and semi-analytical many-body platforms. The results will help to establish the distinctive fingerprints of fractionalization in realistic non-integrable models and unravel the microscopic organising principles of candidate materials that are currently actively pursued in the field.

You will find exciting opportunities for research and collaborations within the group as well as with a wider network of world-leading partners from UK, USA and Germany.

Loughborough University is particularly strong in condensed matter theory and novel materials with a vibrant group of more than 12 permanent staff working both in theory and experiments.

The position is for two years and it is intended to start in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants are expected to hold or to have recently submitted a thesis for a PhD in condensed matter physics and to be able to demonstrate original independent work. Experience in numerical and semi-classical many-body techniques would be preferred for this type of project.

For informal enquiries about the project, please contact Dr Ioannis Rousochatzakis, email: I.Rousochatzakis@lboro.ac.uk

Interviews are to be held in July (or early August) 2021.

Please follow this link for further details.