Jozef Stefan Institute, Department of Theoretical Physics

Position ID:IJS-F1-DQM [#20927]
Position Title: Driven quantum materials
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ljubljana, Ljubljana SI-1000, Slovenia [map]
Subject Areas: Condensed Matter Physics / Condensed Matter Theory, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Structure, Strongly Correlated Materials
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/01/10, listed until 2022/07/10)
Position Description:    

A postdoc and a PhD position are open at the Department of theoretical physics, Jozef Stefan Institute. Candidates will primarily work with Denis Golez, as well as with other members of the department (R. Zitko, J. Mravlje, P. Prelovsek, Z. Lenarcic) and at the Department of Complex Matter (D. Mihailovic).

The starting date is negotiable, preferable to the first part of 2022. There is no deadline for the application; however, the positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found. The appointment is initially for 3.5 years for the PhD position and for 1+1 years for the postdoc position. 

 The research program will include: 
• Developing theoretical proposals to utilize driving to find new functionalities of correlated materials. 
• Manipulation of symmetry-broken states by light (Mott or excitonic insulators, quantum magnetism, etc. ). 
• Realistic simulations of qubit setups. 
• Big data compression techniques for nonequilibrium field theory as part of the open-source project NESSi ( 

Moreover, candidates will be embedded in the global research environment with envisioned collaborations including the Flatiron Institute (Prof. Antoine George and Prof. Andrew Millis), University of Fribourg (Prof. Philipp Werner), and University of Erlangen (Prof. Martin Eckstein). Candidates should have a degree in Physics and excellent skills in theoretical and computation physics (knowledge of C++ is a plus). Your application should include CV, a short statement about your research interests, Bachelor’s and Master’s grades (for PhD candidate) and names and e-mails of two possible referees via e-mail to Denis Golez ( 

Further information about the research activities of: Denis Golez,,
and the Department for theoretical physics, .

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Jernej Mravlje
Department of Theoretical Physics
Jozef Stefan Institute
Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana