Research Associate

London (Greater) (GB)
20 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral Research Associate role in the group of Dr. George Booth within the Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter group. The successful applicant will be developing and applying cutting edge wavefunction-based techniques for both molecular and materials first principles modelling and building on developments from an exciting machine-learning perspective. A background in electronic structure theory and/or quantum many-body problems from either a Physics or Theoretical Chemistry perspective is required, as well as programming skills. Experience with computational method development in electronic structure and/or machine learning techniques is highly desired.  

Applicants are expected to have a PhD, or are awaiting its award, in a relevant area (Theoretical/Computational Physics or Chemistry), and experience in the area of electronic structure theory development and implementation. The successful applicant will be expected to work within a collaborative theory group, and actively contribute to a variety of methodological developments, including stochastic, perturbative and embedding techniques, quantum algorithms and machine learning approaches for many-body theory.

For more details on the project structure, and an informal discussion to find out more about the role, please contact Dr George Booth at

Within King’s, the candidate will be part of the Department of Physics, which belongs to the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES). Supporting our staff is important to us and we offer a range of provisions including flexible working, caring support, and training opportunities. Our staff come from over 45 countries and around 56% of our students are from outside the UK.  

The university is making a significant investment in the Faculty and both student and staff numbers are growing. The Department is currently undergoing significant growth with substantial investment in new appointments, research infrastructure and laboratory space refurbishment. Further details are available at and

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract in the first instance until 30th September 2024, but with the expectation that this will be extended beyond this point.

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