PostDoc - Theory of Quantum Transport in superconducting and magnetic Materials (Closed)

Post-doctoral position
Position category: PostDoc
Reference: 2023/102
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: 25/10/2023
For more info contact the supervisors:
Miguel Angel Cazalilla
miguel.cazalilla@dipc.org
Sebastian Bergeret
fs.bergeret@csic.es
How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for the above mentioned position. This is a unique opportunity for junior researchers with a recent PhD degree in Physics or related fields to join one of DIPC’s high-profile research teams.

The role

DIPC is seeking to attract a highly talented young scientist to work as postdoctoral associatein a number of projects related to the emerging field of quantum technologies in the group led by Miguel A. Cazalilla (DIPC) and F. Sebastian Bergeret (CFM and DIPC). The candidate must be willing to join DIPC no later than January 1st, 2024 (later dates are not acceptable due to constraints imposed by the funding agencies).

In this particular call, we are searching for a candidate to carry out theoretical research on quantum impurities localized at the interfaces between superconducting and magnetic materials and their role in determining the electron transport and other spectroscopic properties that can have application in quantum technologies. The candidate will work in close collaboration with Miguel A. Cazalilla and Sebastian Bergeret and their group.

The applicants should have a PhD in Physics (or equivalent) , and demonstrated research experience in at least one of the following topics: theory of quantum transport, quantum many-particle physics (especially quantum impurity physics) and superconductivity. Experience in teamwork and collaboration with experimental groups will also be positively evaluated.

Prior to submitting a formal application through the DIPC website, the interested applicants should contact Miguel A. Cazalilla (miguel.cazalilla@dipc.org) and Sebastian Bergeret (fs.bergeret@csic.es) to obtain further information about the research project and to arrange an interview if necessary.

Desired background & competences

The applicants should have a PhD in Physics (or equivalent) , and demonstrated research experience in at least one of the following topics: theory of quantum transport, quantum many-particle physics (especially quantum impurity physics) and superconductivity. Experience in teamwork and collaboration with experimental groups will also be positively evaluated.

Working conditions

  • Contract duration: 1 year (possibility to extend up to 3 years)
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
  • Target start date: 01/01/2024

We provide a highly stimulating research environment, and unique professional career development opportunities.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The center

DIPC is a research center whose mission is to perform and catalyze cutting-edge research in physics and related disciplines, as well as to convey scientific culture to society. Located in Donostia / San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain), DIPC was born from a strategic alliance of both public institutions and private companies. Since 2008 DIPC is a 'Basque Excellence Research Center' (BERC) recognized by the Basque Government's Department of Education. In 2019, DIPC was also recognized as a "Severo Ochoa" Excellence Center by the Spanish Research Agency.

About the team

The project will be carried out in the group led by Miguel A. Cazalilla (DIPC) and the group of F. Sebastian Bergeret (CFM ).

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV and a brief statement of interest to the following application email below. 

Reference letters are welcome but not indispensable.

The reference of the specific opening to which the candidate is applying should be stated in the subject line, and the application must be received before the application deadline.

Although candidates are welcome to contact the project supervisors to know further details about the proposed research activity, please be aware that the application will be evaluated only if it is submitted directly to the email address listed below as application email.

Selection process

Applications received by the deadline will be evaluated by a Committee designed by the DIPC board on the basis of the following criteria:

  • CV of the candidate (40%)
  • Adequacy of the candidate’s scientific background to the project (40%)
  • Reference letters (10%)
  • Other: Diversity in gender, race, nationality, etc. (10%)

Evaluation results will be communicated to the candidates soon after. Positions will only be filled if qualified candidates are found.

The DIPC may revoke its decision if the candidate fails to join by the appointed time, in which case the position will be awarded to the candidate with the next highest score, provided it is above 50 (out of 100).

However, the selected candidate may keep the position if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, the candidate duly justifies the reasons why he or she cannot join before the specified deadline, and as long as the project allows it.

 

This project has been supported by MCIN with funding from European Union NextGenerationEU (PRTR-C16.R1)

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Resolution

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