Research Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics - SK1033
Vacancy Description
School of Physics and Astronomy, £29, 972 - £35,788 pa, Start: Negotiable from 15 November 2011, Fixed Term for 3 years from start date
As part of a major new EPSRC sponsored initiative between the universities of St Andrews, Cornell, Edinburgh and Oxford, we are seeking six postdoctoral research fellows to work on aspects of topological protection and non-equilibrium states in strongly correlated electron systems.  The initiative spans both experiment and theory, with fuller details available at www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/topnes. We seek outstanding candidates who can make contributions across the breadth of this programme. Recruitment will be to the programme in general, and the fellows will be expected to develop connections between the different themes.  This advert is for a theoretical physicist, who will be working in the first instance with Jonathan Keeling on non-equilibrium quantum phenomena near criticality, and strongly coupled driven systems.You should have a PhD in theoretical physics and experience in field theories of condensed matter systems.

You should have evidence of your capacity to work as an independent researcher, for example through published papers. Experience of non-equilibrium or open quantum systems is preferable, but not essential.  The role will also involve day-to-day supervision of students, and modest contributions to departmental teaching and the scientific organisation of the Programme.

Informal enquiries to Dr J Keeling jmjk@st-andrews.ac.uk

Interview Date:   Wednesday 26 October 2011

Ref No:  SK1033

Closing Date:  7 October 2011

Further Particulars - SK1033 FPs.doc

School of Physics and Astronomy
£29, 972 - £35,788 pa,
Start:  Negotiable from 15 November 2011
Fixed Term for 3 years from start date