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ICTP is Hiring!

Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics senior researcher vacancy

ICTP is Hiring!
ICTP is Hiring!


ICTP's Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics (CMSP) section has a vacancy for a senior research scientist. With about 30 members, an intense programme of workshops, a constant flow of visitors, and close collaborations with local scientific institutions such as SISSA, Elettra, and the University of Trieste, the CMSP section is a vibrant international research environment for scientists from every corner of the world.

CMSP research spans some of the most exciting areas of theoretical condensed matter physics, including the physics of nanostructures, of many-body quantum systems at, or far from equilibrium, the computer simulations of fluids and solids with atomistic, molecular and electronic structure methods, and the design of new materials for renewable energy applications.

Under the supervision of the Head of Section and the coordination of the Senior Coordinator (Research and Partnerships), the  incumbent  will  lead  the  sub-group  of  Research  Scientists  and  will  perform  and  coordinate  front-line  research  in Condensed Matter, and may provide leadership to one of the ICTP Programmes as necessary. In particular, the incumbent will be required to:

  • Identify, develop and implement innovative research projects, ensuring that the research team stays on top of the latest scientific developments.
  • Collaborate  with  leading  research  institutions  worldwide  to  exchange  scientific information  and  promote  joint research  and  scientific  collaboration  programmes,  while  providing  guidance  and  mentoring  to  junior  members  of the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Section, as well as to post-doctoral fellows, associates and visitors.
  • Participate in the selection of the Diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, teach in the Diploma programme and supervise Diploma and possibly Ph.D students' thesis.
  • Establish wide cooperation with scientists from developing countries, also organising ICTP meetings and external activities in own field of research at ICTP and in developing countries.
  • Provide authoritative advice to the Division Director on programme planning and implementation, also ensuring that all high level needs, such as agreements, funding, selection procedures and coordination of the scientific work with the scientific faculty, needed for the proper running and success of these programmes are in place and functioning.

More details about the vacancy, including how to apply, are available at The application deadline is 28 November 2021.