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Post Doctoral Research Associate

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Work type: Post Doc (Amherst Only), Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Physics
Union: Post Doc
Categories: Research

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on the development of the method of Diagrammatic Monte Carlo with applications to the Many Electron Problem.

Essential Functions

The research on various aspects of Diagrammatic Monte Carlo: techniques of optimized diagram sampling, code development, advanced techniques of series resummation. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in regular meetings of Simons Collaboration on Many Electron Problem, present research through informal talks and formal seminars, and travel as needed to present research and carry out collaborations with external collaborators.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics by the time of the appointment.

Documented experience with (i) quantum field-theoretical methods (Feynman diagrams) and (ii) advanced numerical simulations.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical Lab environment


Work Schedule

Monday – Friday. 8:00am to 5:00pm


Salary Information

Minimum per the post doc contract for a full-time equivalent salary shall be $47,476.


Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should submit a research statement containing a description of research interests and experience, with a special emphasis on the diagrammatic techniques and advanced numerical simulations; provide curriculum vitae; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation.


Applicant should apply by the deadline of February 15, 2019 to ensure priority consideration.


As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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