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Condensed Matter Theory

The Condensed Matter Theory Group at Rice University expects the opening of two postdoctoral positions. One position is available as early as December 2014, and the other in Fall 2015. The successful candidate will be able to interact with Prof. Andriy Nevidomskyy, Prof. Qimiao Si, Prof. Matthew Foster, Prof. Peter Nordlander, other postdocs and students in our theory group, as well as an active group of experimentalists. These positions are targeted towards strongly correlated electron systems, broadly construed. Examples of the specific areas of interest include quantum phase transitions, theory of Kondo effects and heavy fermion systems, strongly frustrated quantum magnets with connections to topological quantum spin liquids, and unconventional superconductivity. Both analytically and numerically minded applicants will be considered. Applicants should send a single Acrobat PDF file containing curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a brief (maximum 3 pages) statement of research interests, and one or two selected (p)reprints to Ms. Lanie Anderson with a subject line “CMT Postdoc Search”, or by postal mail to: CMT Postdoc Search, c/o Lanie Anderson, Physics & Astronomy – MS 61, 6100 Main Street, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. In order to ensure full consideration, applications including letters of recommendations should be received by October 15, 2014 for the first position, and by December 1, 2014 for the second position. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be nominated for a Rice Center for Quantum Materials Postdoctoral Fellowship, which carries a substantial supplement for salary.

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Posted on September 18, 2014