UK:PostDoc Research Associate in Condensed Matter Physics at University of Cambridge

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Salary: £27,854-£36,298

Reference: KA01773

Closing date: 01 December 2013

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Description:Applications are invited for an EPSRC funded post doctoral research position in condensed matter theory, starting no later than October 2014. This post is to work with Dr Claudio Castelnovo ( on “Emergence and out-of-equilibrium phenomena in frustrated magnets”.  Possible research topics include out of equilibrium properties of spin ice materials and other pyrochlore oxides; quantum spin ice and quantum spin liquids; interplay of itinerant electrons and localised magnetic moments (e.g., iridate-inspired).

Eligbility: The candidate must have completed or be close to completing a doctoral training in physics. Desirable attributes include evidence of knowledge and proficiency in analytical and / or numerical techniques used in condensed matter physics; good IT, problem solving and communication skills; the ability to work within a team and to ability to manage own workload; previous research experience in the area of magnetic and / or strongly correlated systems.

The Theory of Condensed Matter group provides an environment to pursue collaborative and/or independent research. Further information on the research activities of the group are available from

To Apply: Applications together with a curriculum vitae, list of publications, at least two letters of recommendation, a brief summary of research interests (optional), and parts I and III of the CHRIS/6 cover sheet should be sent to Mr Alan Clarke, Theory of Condensed Matter Group, The Cavendish Laboratory, J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, or by email:

Please quote reference KA01773 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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