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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 626867
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Physics-Astronomy 10032666
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in theoretical condensed matter physics. The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in condensed-matter theory and will work in the group of Professor Mark Dykman in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University.  She or he will participate in the research of electrons on the helium surface, with the emphasis on the spin dynamics, decoherence mechanisms, and the operation of spin-based qubits. The initial appointment will be one year, but is renewable for an additional year. Close collaboration with the group of Professor Stephen Lyon (Princeton University) as well as with other leading theoretical and experimental groups working in the related area is envisioned.


MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Required Degree

Doctorate -COndensed Matter Physics

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit: a cover letter, explaining the motivation and qualification, and a curriculum vita including a list of scientific publications to (posting #626867).  In addition, applicants should provide the names and contact information for three references who will be contacted via e-mail.

Screening of the position will begin after January 2, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For further inquiry about the position, please contact Mark Dykman (


Special Instructions

For further inquiry about the position, please contact Mark Dykman (

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