Postdoctoral Fellow - Theory of Superconductivity

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Theory of Superconductivity-1802340





Who we are


The University of Otago, located in the scenic Otago region, is New Zealand's oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. Our Physics Department is top-ranked in New Zealand, and has a vibrant research program in both theoretical and experimental physics.


The Role


As a Postdoctoral Fellow within our Department, you will join Dr Philip Brydon to work on the project “Superconductors with intrinsic magnetism: Origin, evidence, and universal physics” which is funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden fund, and seeks to explore the physics of unconventional superconductors with Bogoliubov Fermi surfaces. In this role you will work closely with Principal Investigator Brydon and the two AIs, Professor Daniel Agterberg (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) and Professor Carsten Timm (TU Dresden). You will also assist with the development of graduate student skills and participate in MacDiarmid Institute group activities.


Your Skills and Experience


• Doctorate in Physics.

• Research experience in theoretical condensed matter or many-body physics; experience in the theory of superconductivity and computational methods would be an advantage.

• Have published papers in high-quality journals.

• Strong communication skills.


Further Details


The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art & Literature to outdoor activities.


This is a full-time, fixed term position for three years available from March 2019.


If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn more about joining our team, then please contact Dr Philip Brydon via the contact details below.




Candidates are requested to submit the following:

• Cover letter

• CV, including list of publications

• A statement of research interests (up to two pages)

• Transcript of academic record

• Names and addresses of at least three referees


To submit your application (quoting reference number 1802340) please click the apply button below. There is no formal closing date and applications will be considered individually on receipt. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.


Additional Information

Contact: Dr Philip Brydon     Tel: +64 3 479 7987

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Salary Level and Range
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