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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Location: Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge Start date: flexible, preferably early 2023 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

We invite applications for a Research Assistant/Associate position in the group of Dr Bartomeu Monserrat at the University of Cambridge. We are looking for a motivated, independent, and talented scientist to join our group.

This is an open call in the general area of first principles materials modelling. The successful candidate will work in one or several of the current areas of interest in the group, which include: * Topological materials * Superconductivity * Strongly correlated materials * Exciton-phonon coupling * Machine learning

Further details about our areas of interest can be found in our publication list.

Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related subject. The ideal candidate will have experience in code development and/or use of first principles methods (e.g. DFT, GW, BSE, DMFT). Applicants must also have a strong track record of publications in computational materials science, excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team of scientists with different backgrounds, and a willingness to take a leading role in the supervision of junior group members.

The successful candidate will be part of a thriving community of computational materials scientists as part of the Materials Theory Group in the Department of Materials and as part of the Lennard-Jones Centre in the wider University of Cambridge. Similarly, the successful candidate will benefit from multiple collaborations with local and international experimental teams.

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Applicants are asked to upload the following:

  1. A short research statement (maximum 1 page) describing the applicant's past research, future goals, and why the applicant is interested and suitable for this position.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A publication list.
  4. The contact details of two referees that can provide a letter of recommendation for the applicant.

For additional information, please contact Dr Bartomeu Monserrat (

Please quote reference LJ33949 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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