A postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory is available in the Physics Department of Carnegie Mellon University, with a start date of August 2021 (The starting date can be flexible over summer). The candidate should have experience in one or multiple topics: topological phases of matter, magnetoelectric coupling, light-matter interaction, or/and modeling of two-dimensional materials, preferably with knowledge of moire superlattices. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Di Xiao, on problems relating to novel electronic states in van der Waals heterostructures. The candidate is also expected to work in close collaboration with experimentalists.
The postdoctoral fellow has the following duties: write papers and reports for publication; present results at group meetings and professional society meetings; participate in determining research priorities and planning research programs; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; engage in outreach to involve students at all educational levels in the scientific process in order to improve the quality and diversity of the future STEM community.
This position supports one year of funding initially, with the possibility of extension to a second and/or third year upon mutual agreement. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.
The anticipated starting date is August 2021. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Physics (or related fields) by the time of appointment.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio. For full consideration, all materials should be received by 3/31/2021.
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