Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Department of Physics

University of Tennessee

Job Description

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Department of Physics - 23000001UL 







The theoretical condensed matter physics group at the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in computational quantum materials simulations. These positions are part of a large-scale team effort to develop and apply methods in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for modeling collective excitations in strongly correlated quantum materials. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with a large team of faculty members, scientists, and students from the University of Tennessee, San Jose State University, the University of California, Davis, and Brookhaven, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.




Requirement: Must have successfully completed a PhD in physics or a closely-related field by submission of application.

Demonstrated research experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: using numerical methods for solving interacting quantum systems (examples include but are not limited to auxiliary field or path integral quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods, hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) methods, embedded cluster methods like DCA, density matrix renormalization group); methods in AI, ML, and data science; and modeling strongly correlated systems, broadly defined. Substantial programming experience and algorithm development or experience with self-learning Monte Carlo methods will be a significant asset. 


To apply, please send a curriculum vitae with a complete publication list, a brief (two-page) statement of research experience and interests via the UTK HR website and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Prof. Steve Johnston at sjohn145@utk.edu .  Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The Department has an exemplary research record, with seven professors earning NSF CAREER awards in the past eight years, eight professors among the world’s top two percent of physicists based on citation count, the award of the prestigious American Physical Society 2021 Bonner Prize, eleven APS Fellows, and three AAAS Fellows. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is Tennessee’s flagship state research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates and a premier graduate institution with a number of nationally and internationally ranked programs and with national and international leadership in numerous fields.


The Department respects and values people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and holds a deep commitment toward developing and promoting an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields, as well as candidates who will contribute in meaningful ways to the equity and inclusion goals of the Department.


Inquiries regarding this position can be made to Dr. Steve Johnston at sjohn145@utk.edu .


The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


  Research Professional 
Primary Location
Campus/Institute  Knoxville 
Job Posting
  Aug 23, 2023, 4:52:32 PM 

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