Opportunities for Postdoctoral Research in ICMT
Eduardo Group Asado (Barbecue), Urbana, May 2013: (from left to right) Rudro Biswas (postdoc), Pouyan Ghaemi (postdoc), Rodrigo Soto Garrido (graduate student), Eduardo, Claudia (not shown), Jeffrey Teo (postdoc), Xiao Chen (graduate student), Ponnuraj Krishnakumar (graduate student), Yizhi You (graduate student)
Applications are invited to fill several postdoctoral positions in condensed matter theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These positions start
August 15, 2017. They will normally be expected to last for two or three years, and are associated with the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory at Illinois.
Postdoctoral Moore Scholars at ICMT will have wide latitude in their choice of research activities in Quantum Materials, and will be encouraged to be broadly engaged with condensed matter research activities at Illinois. Further information about Moore postdoctoral fellowships at ICMT is available from the ICMT website. For more information about the Moore Scholar postdoctoral positions and how to apply, please visit the postdoctoral Moore Scholars page.
Apply for a Moore Postdoctorial Scholar position at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=1071
Applications are also invited to fill departmental postdoctoral position.The successful applicant will work primarily with Professors David Ceperley and/or Lucas K. Wagner on continuum quantum Monte Carlo methods for condensed matter systems. This position will start on August 15, 2017. All these positions can be applied for concurrently with the ICMT Moore Postdoctoral Scholar positions. Although departmental positions are typically more closely tied to a specific supporting project, all Illinois postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive opportunities provided to develop breadth through wide-ranging collaborations. Strong, creative individuals are encouraged to apply for these postdoctoral scholar and departmental post-doctoral positions, regardless of their specialties.
Application deadline: November 30, 2016.
Apply for a departmental postdoctoral position athttps://my.physics.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=1072
Condensed matter theory faculty at Illinois interact with other theorists at Illinois, with the superb and large experimental condensed matter group, including members of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and have access to unparalleled facilities for computation through the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, including the new Blue Waters facility. They also interact with biologists elsewhere on campus, including through the University's Institute for Genomic Biology.
How to apply for postdoctoral positions at ICMT (see FAQ)
The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and welcomes applications from minority and women candidates.
Opportunities for Postdoctoral Research in ICMT: FAQ
- In my ICMT fellowship application, must I mention the names
of ICMT faculty members with whom I would like to work?
You don't have to do this.
But it's a good idea to mention one or more people, if you can.
One place you do this is in the "candidates comments"
section of the web-based application.
- I'd like to apply for an ICMT postdoctoral fellowship.
How many letters of recommendation do I need?
Most applicants will list three recommenders.
You're welcome to list one or two more but we don't expect this.
- Should I ask my recommenders to send their letters directly?
No. Just ask them to be prepared to receive a request for a letter from us.
And please alert them to our preference fof PDF-format letters, uploaded by them.
Once you've applied, you'll receive information about how and where their
letters should be uploaded.
What if PDF and uploading are inconvenient for some of my letter writers?
If necessary, letters can be sent by mail
to this address.
But we've found that most letter writers prefer PDF and uploading.
- In my web-base application, what should I upload
via the "supporting documentation" channel?
You don't need to upload anything under "supporting documentation".
But you can use this channel to provide us with
any preprints or reprints
that are not readily available via the internet
(PDF strongly preferred).
- What are the main differences between
the departmental postdoctoral positions and
the ICMT postdoctoral fellowships?
The departmental positions are typically more closely tied
to a specific supporting project than the ICMT ones.
However, all illinois postdoctoral researchers are encouraged
to take advantage of
the extensive opportunities provided
to develop breadth through wide-ranging collaborations.
Also, the normal expectation is for
departmental positions to last for two years
and for ICMT ones to last for three years.
- I'm interested in applying for a departmental postdoctoral position
with one or more of the ICMT faculty members
(e.g. in the Physics or Chemistry or... departments).
How can I do this?
If you wish, you could certainly apply for departmental postdoctoral positions
by sending your application materials directly to one or more faculty members.
But instead, you can...
- Apply for an ICMT postdoctoral fellowship
by completing the relevant web-based application at
- Then be sure to contact the relevant ICMT faculty member(s)
to let them know that you're also interested in being considered
for a departmental postdoctoral position.
- If you follow this route (and we recommend that you do),
in addition to contacting the relevant faculty member(s)
please send email to Janice Benner at
telling her which faculty member(s) you'd like to be considered by.
- There's no need for ICMT postdoctoral fellowship applicants to
send duplicate materials for their departmental postdoctoral position
applications. Their fellowship applications materials will be
accessible to the relevant faculty member(s).
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