A one-year Post-doc position is opening at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste for the theoretical study of strongly correlated electrons. The call has some constraints:
The grant is expected to start towards the end of the year/beginning of 2014, but applications/expressions of interest should be done very soon.
SUPERBAD is hiring a two-year Postdoc. The salary will depend on the experience and qualification of the candidate.
The main concept of the project is the relation between “bad metallic behavior” and high-temperature superconductivity in a variety of materials, ranging from the fullerides to iron superconductors, including obviously the cuprates. The activities also encompass non-equilibrium dynamics, magnetism and ferroelectricity in correlated materials and exotic quantum phases in ultra cold atoms systems.
The project is hosted at SISSA, in a lively environment, where the postdocs can interact with Ph.D. students and Faculty members including Erio Tosatti, Michele Fabrizio, Giuseppe Santoro, Sandro Sorella. Trieste is also home of Abdus Salaam ICTP, that hosts a number of conferences and worshops attracting hundreds of scientists.
The candidates are expected to have expertise in either (both would be ideal)
1) Many-body theory, ideally with experience in Dynamical Mean-Field Theory and/or slave particle approaches. Experience in high-temperature superconductors and related models would be desired
2) Density-functional Theory, possibly interested in methodological/development aspects of the method. The topics to be addressed would be the extension of DFT including superconductivity and strong correlation effects (LDA+DMFT) and the development of general strategies to combine many-body methods and DFT
Expertise in lattice Quantum Monte Carlo, Functional Renormalization Group, Density Matrix Renormalization Group and other theoretical tools would also be appreciated.
Candidates can apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org including CV and any other useful information including presentation letters, research project (not required) and whatever you feel useful to introduce yourself.