Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational quantum
materials and devices
About the Opportunity
Northeastern University invites applications from outstanding
candidates to fill one or more Postdoctoral Research Associate
(PRA) positions in computational quantum materials and devices. The
initial appointments will be for one year, with the possibility of
extension up to three years subject to satisfactory performance and
availability of funds. These positions will be in Professor
Hai-Ping Cheng research group as part of Northeastern's broad
Quantum Materials and Sensing Initiative (QMSI) that includes the
Experiential Quantum Advancement Laboratories (EQUAL) located at
Northeastern's Innovation Campus at Burlington, MA.
The PRAs will be closely involved in exciting research on various
theoretical aspects of molecular magnets, oxide coating materials
for the LIGO scientific collaboration, and other quantum materials,
and their modeling and simulation. Projects will include
computational discovery of new quantum materials and optical
materials and their heterogeneous structures, demonstration and
interpretation of their properties, and the development of related
sensing devices and applications.
The PRAs will be expected to take full advantage of computational
research facilities to develop new methods and techniques. PRAs
will be expected to publish in top journals and make presentations
at appropriate conferences, supervise research of undergraduate and
graduate students assigned to them, assist in laboratory
maintenance, assist with the preparation of grant proposals and
reports, and take part in other day-to-day research
- Initiating and executing independent experimental or
computational/theoretical research projects under the broad
guidance of the faculty supervisors.
- Preparing research papers, making presentations, and assisting
with preparing grant proposals, reports, and other
- Helping with laboratory maintenance.
- Supervising or assisting with research of graduate and
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely
related field, with evidence of high-quality experimental or
theoretical research demonstrated through publications and
presentations, and strong oral and written communications
Applicants should submit their full CVs and names and contact
information of 3 references. Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis until the position(s) are filled.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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