A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Prof. Benjamin Hunt, Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University. The project will center around topological systems and quantum spin liquids in two-dimensional materials. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in experimental condensed-matter physics or a related field, and preferably will have experience in nanofabrication; assembly of heterostructures of two-dimensional materials; and low-temperature measurement. The start date of the position is negotiable but could be immediate.
Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, PA, America's most livable city. There will be opportunities to collaborate within the vibrant quantum research cluster that also includes the groups of Prof. Michael Hatridge (scalable superconducting circuits) and Prof. Sergey Frolov (hybrid nanodevices) at the University of Pittsburgh. The physics departments of the two universities are located less than a mile from one another. Both universities offer state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories for quantum research and have strong commitments to diversity and inclusion in hiring, and to a supportive and free work environment.
This position supports one year of funding initially, with the possibility of extension to a second and/or third year upon mutual agreement. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.
The start date of the position is negotiable but could be immediate. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Physics (or related fields) by the time of appointment.
Applicants should include a cover letter; a CV including a list of publications, talks, and other presentations; and the names and contact information for at least 2 references. Consideration will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.