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CTQM Postdoctoral Researcher

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The CTQM (Center for Theory of Quantum Matter) at the University of Colorado Boulder solicits applications for postdoctoral research associates. 
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

A vibrant and cutting-edge community of theoretical physicists and mathematicians with expertise that spans the fields of:  condensed matter physics, atomic/molecular/optical physics, high energy physics, nuclear physics, quantum information, and mathematical physics.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Performing research at CTQM, under the supervision of one or more CTQM faculty.  Postdocs at CTQM are expected to broadly collaborate and interact with the CTQM community.

What You Should Know

We intend for successful candidates to begin work in August 2024, but this date may be negotiated.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this full-time position is $60,000-72,000 per year. Travel support will be provided to successful applicants.


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.

Be Statements

Be ambitious. Be pioneering. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • The candidate should have a PhD  in theoretical physics or a closely related field before the start date of the position.

What You Will Need

  • A strong background in research in one or more of the areas of expertise of CTQM.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter: 
    • Please address (1) which of the 6 research areas of CTQM (condensed matter physics, atomic/molecular/optical physics, high energy physics, nuclear physics, quantum information, and mathematical physics) they have research interests and expertise in; (2) which of the following faculty they envision collaboration with: Chris Akers, Oliver DeWolfe, Xun Gao, Victor Gurarie, Michael Hermele, Murray Holland, Emanuel Knill, Andrew Lucas, Rahul Nandkishore, Ethan Neil, Markus Pflaum, Leo Radzihovsky, Ana Maria Rey, Paul Romatschke.
  3. Research Statement:
    • Please Document Your Future Research Plans
If you are selected as a finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources Department using an approved online vendor.  However, if your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references. We will request letters of recommendation immediately following your application. 

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
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: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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