Job Details

University of California Santa Barbara
  • Position Number: 2089484
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Physics

The California NanoSystems at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking a postdoctoral candidate with expertise in theoretical quantum condensed matter physics. This position is supported by the Department of Energy Quantum Science Center (QSC,, a National Quantum Information Science Research Center. The candidate will closely collaborate with other Center researchers, as well as Dr. Roman Lutchyn and Dr. Chetan Nayak (Microsoft Station Q). Postdoctoral research associates appointed to the Quantum Science Center will engage with a network of universities, national laboratories, and industry to overcome key roadblocks in quantum state resilience, controllability, and, ultimately, the scalability of quantum technologies to realize quantum future.

Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time training programs of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of a faculty member.

The position has an anticipated duration of two years with a possibility of an extension to the third year if mutually agreed.

Anticipated start date is January 2021.

Basic Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in condensed matter theoretical physics or closely related field at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
PhD is required by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong research background in topological phases of matter (in particular, topological insulators and superconductors), mesoscopic physics and quantum computation.
Experience with high-performance computing.

Please apply to UCRecruit at by December 15, 2020 for primary consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Curriculum vitae, 2-3-page research statement, list of publications, and at least 3 letters of reference submitted on your behalf are required for a complete application.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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