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updated 08/25/2014Employment Opportunities

Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

The Condensed Matter Theory group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks candidates for Moore Postdoctoral Scholars supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation under the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative (EPIQS). The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to carry out research in the general area of the theory of strongly correlated systems and other areas where novel phenomena may be expected to emerge. The appointment will be renewable for up to three years. The faculty at MIT active in this area includes Liang Fu, Patrick Lee, Leonid Levitov, T. Senthil and Xiao-Gang Wen. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter NOT TO EXCEED 3 PAGES IN LENGTH) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4431. Applicants should also arrange for "a minimum" of three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same site. Only web submissions will be accepted.

Inquiries regarding scientific and/or programmatic issues may be addressed to Lesley Kearney, lkeaney@mit.edu. The deadline for applications and all materials is October 3rd, 2014.

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and EPiQS Initiative

The Moore Foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of science, environmental conservation and patient care. Visit Moore.org or follow @MooreScientific. The foundation’s $90-million EPiQS initiative promotes discovery-driven research in the field of quantum materials (http://www.moore.org/programs/science/emergent-phenomena-in-quantum-systems). Through a variety of funding approaches, EPiQS aims to enable a community of leading experimentalists, materials synthesis experts and theorists to maximize their potential to explore, discover and understand emergent behavior of complex quantum matter. EPiQS supports theoretical research by focusing on postdoctoral and visiting scholars at several leading institutions in the field. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars in Theory of Quantum Materials program supports some of the most promising theoretical physicists at an early stage of their careers. The Moore Postdoctoral Scholars are provided with a significant independence in selection of their research directions within their departments and can acquire a breadth of expertise by working with multiple faculty members.

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