Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics
Application closing date
Specialist and Supporting Academic grade 6 from £30,942 to £40,322 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.
School of Science, Department of Physics
Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter
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
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.