The Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems invites applications for one or two Junior Research Team Leaders in the broad field of condensed matter physics, mesoscopics, quantum thermodynamics, quantum computing, and the physics of light. The successful candidates will research and lead team research with designated teams of young postdoctoral fellows and PhD students. The focus of the team research can be on uncovering fundamental interacting many-body processes in trapped atomic condensates, superconducting networks, metamaterials, quantum dot arrays, plasmonic and nanophotonic structures, mesoscopics, photonics, and non-equilibrium quantum thermodynamics, among others. New proposed directions are highly welcomed.
Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent computational skills and the ability to lead a research project with allocated Center members are essential. Applicants should have a PhD, postdoctoral research experience, as well as a strong interest to work in a multidisciplinary and dynamic research environment. The teams draw on infrastructure and administration of the Institute for Basic Science, Korea, and are provided with research expenses including travel expenses and conference participation fees. The successful candidates will lead teams of two to four center members on postdoctoral and PhD levels.
The duration of the positions will be for three years, with the possibility of prolongation for two additional years. The competitive salary will be commensurate with experience. Team leaders may qualify for faculty positions within the IBS-UST graduate school, including lecturing and supervising.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV (including a publication list), a detailed team research plan, consent form(attachment in IBS Job board) and arrange for three letters of recommendations directed to via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Institute for Basic Science (IBS), established in November 2011, is Korea’s first dedicated basic science research institute. Currently, 30 research centers in physics, chemistry, mathematics, life sciences, earth science, and interdisciplinary fields operate under the IBS. For more information see www.ibs.re.kr.
The Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems (PCS), operated under the IBS, was founded in December 2014, with scientific activities starting in May 2015. Besides hosting resident researchers, the PCS runs an active Visitor and Workshop Program aimed at providing young scientists an excellent research environment and connections with worldwide leaders in a broad variety of emerging fields. For more information see pcs.ibs.re.kr.
Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Theory Bldg, 3rd floor, B349 (Admin. Office) Expo-ro 55, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34126, South Korea http://pcs.ibs.re.kr Tel +82-42-878-8631 email@example.com Fax +82-42-878-8699
Applications are also considered continuously (no deadline) for multiple Senior Researcher, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Visiting Researcher, and Ph.D. Student positions in the broadly defined field of theoretical physics of complex systems — cf. pcs.ibs.re.kr for details.
Internal Number: 2020-9
About Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems, IBS
Today the eyes looking for novel technologies and new generation devices focus on nano- structured materials with unprecedented electrical, mechanical, optical and other properties like graphene, nanotubes, quantum dot arrays, metamaterials, trapped atomic condensates, superconducting networks, plasmonic and nanophotonic structures. There is an increasingly strong demand for new theoretical concepts, approaches and computational tools for uncovering fundamental nonlinear and quantum many-body processes in such systems and designing efficient methods of their control.
Our center aims to take up the grand challenge and to create a world-class laboratory for the nonlinear classical and quantum dynamics of nano-structured systems, and to conduct cutting edge research on phenomena at the interfaces of applied and computational theoretical condensed matter physics and optics. We aim to cross-fertilize research on exciton-polariton condensates, superconducting networks, quantum dot networks, ultracold atomic gases, optical waveguide networks, topology, frustration, flatband physics, Fano resonant nanoscale devices, artificial gauge fields, quantum ratchets, many body localization, diso...rder against interactions, artificial quasicrystals, nonintegrability, deterministic chaos, Arnold diffusion, KAM, coherence and decoherence, quantum stochastic dynamics, finite systems, targeted energy transfer, transport in nano structures, nonlinear nanophotonics, topological insulators, and more.
An efficient Visitors and Workshop Program will ensure finest research and training standards thus developing the center into a leading institution able to successfully compete within a quickly globalizing science network. By becoming a meeting hub for the global scientific community the center will offer to young scientists an excellent research environment and connections with the worldwide leaders in a broad variety of emerging research fields.
BACK TO TOP
The AVS Career Center has listings for the latest science and engineering jobs in specialized disciplines like applied physics, astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, mechanical engineering, plasma physics, materials science and engineering, fluid mechanics and dynamics, optics and lasers, and electrical engineering plus teaching jobs for assistant, associate, and full professor roles. Find a job here as a computational or experimental physicist, postdoctoral appointee, fellow, or researcher.
AVS is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists and engineers. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT),
American Physical Society (APS Physics), and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.