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University of Colorado PostDoctoral Associate in Boulder, Colorado

PostDoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for multiple openings for Center for Theory of Quantum Matter (CTQM) postdoctoral associate position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2021 (although this may be flexible). Successful candidates will interact with CTQM faculty (Oliver DeWolfe, Victor Gurarie, Michael Hermele, Murray Holland, Emanuel Knill, Andrew Lucas, Rahul Nandkishore, Ethan Neil, Leo Radzihovsky, Ana Maria Rey, Paul Romatschke and Graeme Smith) and can also work with faculty throughout the CU Boulder Department of Physics and at JILA. We encourage applications from candidates with interests in one or more of the following sub-fields of theoretical physics: condensed matter physics, atomic physics, quantum optics, quantum information, nuclear physics, high-energy physics, and mathematical physics.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Center for the Theory of Quantum Matter (CTQM) at the University of Colorado Boulder fosters inter-disciplinary research in theoretical quantum many-body physics. Our faculty has expertise in condensed matter physics, atomic physics, quantum optics, quantum information, nuclear physics, high-energy physics, and mathematical physics. See for further information.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Research activities in quantum matter and engagement with the local scientific community.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $60,000 - $75,000 and moving expense may be avaiable,


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Accomplished. Be Effective. Be Boulder.

What We Require

PhD prior to start date.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume/CV, which should include a list of publications and arXiv preprints

  • Statement Describing Research Related Goals, which should be a brief statement of research interests

Review of applications will begin 10/15/2020. Please apply by that date to ensure full consideration of your application.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation from these references immediately upon application.

For further information please contact Michael Hermele at

Note: application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Michael Hermele

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The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.