Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Physics

The Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in condensed matter theory. The project will be focused on certain strongly correlated forms of topological phases, including their creation and detection in future experiments. The work may require expertise in quantum field theory, matrix product states, and possibly integrable systems, as well as the entanglement characterisation of many-body systems.  

Applicants must possess:

  • A PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics
  • A strong research record in the theory of low dimensional strongly correlated quantum systems and topological phases
  • Preferably a strong background in quantum field theory, matrix product states, integrable systems, and aspects of quantum entanglement in many-body systems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and present data to other members of the group and collaborators
  • Ability to work productively in a team

This post is fixed term for 12 months (from 1 December 2017 or earlier).

Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD (in which case the appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Human Resources,

Please quote reference KA13340 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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