Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Condensed Matter Theory

Ref STM0722
Location Canterbury
Job Type Research
Contract Type Fixed Term
Salary Type Per Annum
Salary (£) 32600 – 37768
STM0722, School of Physical Sciences, Closing date: 16 Oct 2016
£32,958 – £38,183 per annum
Fixed term until 31 October 2019 and full time

A Postdoctoral Research Associate is sought to assist Dr Jorge Quintanilla as part of the collaboration «Unconventional Superconductors: New Paradigms for New Materials» on a fixed term until 31 October 2019.


You will pursue research on broken time-reversal symmetry and topological order in superconductors with strong spin-orbit coupling, competing orders, multi-band pairing and/or lack of inversion symmetry.


This is one of two related posts available within the “Unconventional Superconductors: New Paradigms for New Materials” collaboration. Candidates whose background could be suitable for either post are encouraged to apply to both Kent and Bristol.


As Research Associate you will:

  • undertake research at an internationally competitive level
  • contribute to the theoretical wok of the «Unconventional superconductors: new paradigms for new new materials» collaboration
  • disseminate research results through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a PhD in Theoretical Physics or equivalent qualification
  • experience working with quantum many-body theory methods applied to condensed matter
  • enthusiasm for research in condensed matter physics and potential to initiate, develop, and deliver high quality research


The School of Physical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science. It is a dynamic School achieving national and international excellence in both teaching and research in Forensic Science, Chemistry and Physics.

The School offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research programmes with some programmes offering opportunities to study abroad and in industry.

Student numbers in SPS have risen significantly in the past three years. The launch of the Chemistry has been very successful, Forensics remaining strong and SPS increasing its market share on the Physics programme. The consistent annual growth demonstrates the School’s success. In 2016 there is over one thousand undergraduate students.


Further Information
Start date for applications: 16 September 2016

Closing date for applications: 16 October 2016

Interviews are to be held: 11 November 2016

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Kim Kerr on

Please note – applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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