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Postdoctoral Associate


Department of Physics

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

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, atomic physics, quantum optics, quantum information, nuclear physics and black holes. Please see for more information.

There will be one or more openings for a CTQM postdoctoral fellowship with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019 (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, Leo Radzihovsky, Ana Maria Rey, Paul Romatschke and Graeme Smith) and can also work with faculty throughout the Boulder physics department and at JILA. We encourage applications from candidates with interest in any of the sub-fields listed above, especially from those whose research interests and/or expertise span traditionally distinct sub-fields.


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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What We Require

  • Candidates should obtain a PhD in physics (or related field) prior to the start date of their fellowship.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. Resume/CV
2. Research Statement
3. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Andy Lucas

Posting Contact Email:

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