I have an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow in my group at the Department of Physics of the University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
The post is in quantum thermodynamics, to analyse the impact of different environmental dynamics on macroscopic thermodynamic properties. This will involve adapting the standard open quantum systems approach to the case when there is no timescale separation between system of interest and thermal bath, with memory kernels described by inverse power laws in extreme memory-reach cases, leading to effective fractional-order dynamics.
Candidates for this post should have a PhD in Theoretical Physics with a research focus on statistical mechanics and/or open quantum systems. Previous postdoctoral experience is an advantage, but not necessary. The research fellow will be expected to bring expertise in equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, open quantum systems theory, and/or fractional calculus.
This position is for 2.5 years, starting at any point between 1 December 2021 and 1 March 2022. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Andrea Rocco via email at [log in para visualizar]
For further details and for applying please visit https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=055421. Deadline is 6 October 2021.
Dr Andrea Rocco
Senior Lecturer in Physics and Mathematical Biology
Department of Physics
University of Surrey
GU2 7XH Guildford
Tel.: +44 (0)1483 686424
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