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Boston College Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow:

A postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory is

available at Boston college with the start date of August 2021. The successful

candidate mainly works with Prof Xiao Chen, and interactions with other

faculty, postdocs and students, as well as the experimentalists, are

encouraged. This postdoctoral position supports two years of funding, with the

possibility of extension to a third year upon mutual agreement. The salary is

competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a

full benefits package.

The successful candidate will also benefit from the

incredible research environment in the Boston area.

The candidates are expected to submit a CV with

publication list, a research statement, and arrange three to four letters of

recommendation. Applications received before February 1, 2021 will be assured

full consideration, but we will continue to receive applications until the

position is filled.

The physics department in Boston college has a strong

record in condensed matter physics and facilitates a highly collaborative research

environment in both fundamental and applied branches of solid state physics.

Recent research topics of particular interest to us include quantum

non-equilibrium dynamics, quantum criticality, topological phases of matter.

Both analytical and numerical techniques are employed in research.


The appointment is temporary, typically up to 3 years.

The appointment involves substantial full-time research or scholarship and may include teaching.

The appointment is typically viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career (e.g Research Associate or Senior Research Associate, depending on successful performance as a PostDoc & available funding).

The appointment is not for a clinical training program.

The appointee works under the supervision of a senior faculty member.

The appointee has the freedom and is expected, to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment and/or to have publications in press or under review during this period.


Degree Requirement: Appointee recently awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.) in an appropriate field

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at