Postdoctoral Research Associate

UW Physics

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Postdoctoral Position in Condensed Matter Physics Theory


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in condensed matter theory at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The appointment will be for two years, with possibility of renewal for a third year contingent on funding and progress made. The start date is expected to be Fall 2023 but is negotiable. The successful candidate will work under the joint supervision of Prof. Alex Levchenko and Prof. Ilya Esterlis. Topics of current interest include (but are not limited to): (1) superconductivity in both conventional and unconventional systems, including the interplay between anomalous metallic behavior and superconductivity; (2) properties of the two-dimensional electron gas at intermediate and strong coupling, including Wigner crystal and related phases; (3) optical probes of condensed matter systems; e.g., exciton response in transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructures, nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center sensing, etc. Applicants are also encouraged to interact with other members of the condensed matter theory group and conduct independent research.

Minimal expectations include completion of the PhD by the start date of the appointment and demonstration of proficiency in carrying out research in theoretical condensed matter physics through research publications and/or presentations. To apply, please submit a CV with publication list and a brief research statement (not more than 2 pages in length) to the application form. Applicants should also arrange for at least two letters of reference sent to the same address. The review of applications will start in late December and continue until the position is filled.

The position will remain open until filled; however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials (and to ensure that the two letters of recommendation are received) by January 15, 2023. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Alex Levchenko and Ilya Esterlis .

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