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Postdoctoral Postions at JNCASR, Bangalore, India Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in the group of S. Sastry at JNCASR. Ongoing research in the group focusses on yielding and memory formation in amorphous solids, glassy dynamics, jamming, self assembly, nucleation and related themes. Suitable candidates should have interests broadly in statistical mechanics and soft condensed matter physics, with experience in computational investigations in these fields. Applications including a CV, list of publications, research interests should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tenure track position in environmental physics and mathematics in the Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
The Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics seeks applied mathematicians and/or physicists interested in environmental science problems. Candidates with a background in one or more of the following fields are encouraged to apply, although candidates with other backgrounds may also be considered: statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, (geophysical) fluid dynamics, pattern formation, mathematical modeling of environmental systems, and mathematics and physics of global scale processes and climate change. The candidate should have post-doctoral experience and an excellent academic record. Interested candidates can submit their applications through:  

Postdoc positions 3D experiments on the collective behaviour of biological systems, at the Institute for Complex Systems of the CNR in Rome, Italy. We are looking for postdoctoral fellows interested in performing experimental research at the interface between physics and biology. The aim of our group is to study the collective phenomena of life through a close interplay between experimental data on biological groups in their natural environment and statistical physics methods. The candidates will conduct experimental data-taking campaigns in the field, on bird flocks and insect swarms. A strong emphasis will be put on the comparison between theory and experiments. The postdocs will join the COBBS Group in Rome (Collective Behaviour in Biological Systems), and work under the supervision of A. Cavagna and S. Melillo. The duration of the positions is two years, potentially extendable. The positions will be funded by the  ERC Advanced Grant RG.BIO to Andrea Cavagna. and Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a cv and the contact details of senior scientists who can provide recommendation letters (only upon our request).  Although there is no sharp deadline for these positions, earlier applications will be given higher priority.

Postdoc at Physics Dept., with D. Sivak,  Simon Fraser U, Vancouver, CanadaPostdoc in stochastic thermodynamics of molecular machines, developing theory and numerical simulation for the design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments probing the fundamentals of effective molecular-scale energy transduction, both in model biophysical systems and molecular machines. Within this broad research thrust there is ample freedom to pursue particular areas of personal scientific interest. Initial 1 year appointment; renewable with mutual agreement. Start date is flexible.

Postdoctoral position in simulation and theory of self-assembling materials at the University of Texas at Austin, USA These will focus on molecular simulation and theory of self-assembling materials as part of ongoing collaborations in UT Austin’s MRSEC (Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials) and EFRC (Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems). There will also be opportunities to engage with an industrially funded collaborationthat focuses on using SAXS and coarse-grained modeling to understand the structure and dynamics of concentrated monoclonal antibody solutions. Candidates should have a strong background in molecular simulation and statistical mechanics. The ideal candidates will conduct cutting edge research in collaboration with Andrey Chubukov and/or Alex Kamenev on a broad range of phenomena involving interacting fermions, including topological aspects, unconventional superconductivity, and correlated phases.  Applications will ONLY be accepted online via the UMN Employment system under Job opening ID 344097. Required application materials must include the applicant’s CV and research statement. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Academic Jobs Online website under job posting #19989. For general questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Two postdoctoral positions in Condensed Matter Theory at the Fine Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota. The appointments will start September 1, 2022, and will be for two years, with possible extensions to the third year.

DIMACS is seeking applications for 2022 postdoctoral positions. Areas of particular interest include theoretical computer science, discrete mathematics, artificial intelligence, and foundations of data science. We would appreciate it if you could share information on the following positions with potential candidates.
a) DIMACS - Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Postdoc. This is a two-year postdoctoral associateship with the first year (2022-2023) spent at DIMACS, and the second year (2023-2024) spent at IAS in Princeton, New Jersey. There is a requirement to teach one course during the first year. Applicants should be recent PhD graduates with interest in theoretical computer science and/or discrete mathematics. Research areas include but are not limited to: computational complexity, algorithms, optimization, cryptography, combinatorics, graph theory, and discrete probability. For this position, candidates must apply to both DIMACS and IAS by December 1, 2021.
b) Simons Postdoctoral Leader at DIMACS. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal as part of the Simons Postdoctoral Leadership Initiative at DIMACS. Eligible candidates should conduct research in theoretical computer science (TCS), the foundations of data science (DS), or the foundations of artificial intelligence (AI). The postdoc will be based at Rutgers University, mentored by an Initiative faculty member, and able to participate in the breadth of activities at DIMACS, while working on a research program of his or her own design. The Initiative faculty, Eric Allender, Jie Gao, David Pennock, Tim Roughgarden, and Matt Weinberg, will oversee the selection process, mentor Initiative postdocs, and help formulate plans for visits and events. The postdoc will have unique opportunities, including (1) access to funds and Center resources for designing activities to complement their research, (2) the opportunity to visit one of four domestic and four international partners, and (3) a voice in planning hot-topics workshops. Applicants should be recent PhD graduates in computer science, economics, information science, operations research, or a related field, preferably with a focus in TCS or AI. Applications for this position should be received by January 1, 2022 for full consideration.
Both positions provide salary, health benefits, and an allowance for domestic travel.
For more information or to apply, please go to: 

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel Aviv University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in Probability Theory, Statistical Mechanics and related Analysis topics.
Our group includes Prof. Asaf Nachmias, Dr. Alon Nishry, Prof. Ron Peled, Dr. Yinon Spinka (starting 2022) and several postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
The position starts on October 1, 2022 and its duration is 2 years, with the possibility to extend for an additional year with mutual consent. Shorter durations or other starting dates can be considered. Applicants should complete their Ph.D. degree by September 30, 2022.
Postdoctoral fellowships are research positions and do not carry teaching responsibilities. The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary and an allowance for travel and research expenses. Subsidized housing will be provided subject to availability.
Candidates should arrange for the following application materials to be sent to Ms. Nurit Liberman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with cc to Prof. Ron Peled at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
CV, List of publications, Research statement, Three letters of recommendation (sent directly by the letter writers)
The deadline for applications is December 15, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will be considered if positions remain open. MathJobs website

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available at the Center of Quantum Phenomena, Department of Physics, New York University under the supervision of Professor Aditi Mitra.
The position will broadly involve the study of non-equilibrium and topological states of matter. There are opportunities to develop collaborations with neighboring institutions in the NY metropolitan area. Candidates for the position must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline.
The start date is 1st September 2022, but earlier or later start dates are also possible. The appointment is for two years with the possibility of a third year subject to performance and continued funding.
The applicants should submit their CV on interfolio, and also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted on interfolio by Jan 14th 2022.
The interfolio link is:

The Department of Mathematics-Physics-Computer Science of the University of Haifa at Oranim College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in all areas of Theoretical Physics, to begin October 1st 2022. The department seeks individuals with excellent research experience and strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. in Physics and postdoctoral experience are required, as well as the ability to teach in Hebrew. A successful applicant will be expected to conduct an independent and internationally recognized research program and to teach undergraduate courses in Physics.
Applications should include a detailed C.V. including a list of publications, a research statement and a teaching statement including teaching experience and students surveys if exist. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendations, as well as the application, to be sent to the department head by January 10, 2022 via e-mail at Dr. Eyal Ackerman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.