Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, West Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 06th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £27,116 - £40,927
  • REF: LJ29289
  • Closes: 20th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Bartomeu Monserrat at the University of Cambridge. We are looking for a motivated, independent, and talented scientist to join our group.

This is an open call in the general area of first principles materials modelling. The successful candidate will work in one or several of the current areas of interest in the group, which include:

• Topological materials• Superconductivity• Strongly correlated materials• Exciton-phonon coupling

Further details about our areas of interest can be found in our publication list:

Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related subject. The ideal candidate will have experience in code development and/or use of first principles methods (e.g. DFT, GW, BSE, DMFT). Applicants must also have a strong track record of publications in computational materials science, excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team of scientists with different backgrounds, and a willingness to take a leading role in the supervision of junior group members.

The successful candidate will be part of a thriving community of computational materials scientists as part of the Materials Theory Group in the Department of Materials and as part of the Lennard-Jones Centre in the wider University of Cambridge. Similarly, the successful candidate will benefit from multiple collaborations with local and international experimental teams.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of a third year upon mutual agreement.

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Applications submitted in support of the application should include:

1) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and presentations;

2) a short research statement (maximum 1 page) describing the applicant’s past research, future goals, and why the applicant is interested and suitable for this position and

3) the names of three individuals who may be contacted for letters of recommendation/references.

For additional information, please contact Dr Bartomeu Monserrat (

Please quote reference LJ29289 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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