Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), Group of M. Serbyn

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Position ID:ISTAustria-Group of M. Serbyn-POSTDOC [#15288]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Many-Body Physics/Condensed Matter Theory at IST Austria
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Klosterneuburg, Niederosterreich 3400, Austria [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Theoretical Physics / Nonequilibrium dynamics
Condensed Matter Physics / AMO (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical)
quantum statistical physics
Appl Deadline:2020/01/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/11/01, finished 2020/07/05, listed until 2020/11/01)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Group of M. Serbyn, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) has expired and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to perform research on the theory of non-ergodic quantum systems with Prof. Maksym Serbyn. The position is supported by an ERC Starting Grant on non-ergodic quantum matter. 

The post(s) are available for a fixed-term period of 2 years starting on 1 September 2020 (or mutually agreed date before/after), with a possible extension to a third year contingent on performance and funding. The position allows considerable flexibility in research topics, but the grant has as its main theme the different routes of avoiding thermal equilibrium in isolated quantum systems, approached using both analytical and numerical techniques. 

Successful candidates will conduct research in collaboration with Prof Serbyn. Duties will include carrying out research in theoretical physics within the general areas supported by the ERC grant; related tasks will include collaborating in the preparation of reports and journal publications, presenting papers at conferences and workshops, and representing the group at meetings/seminars. There will also exist the opportunity to engage in teaching and other outreach activities.

Candidates must hold (or be about to complete) a PhD/DPhil in physics, or a closely related field. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

·    disordered systems, including Anderson/many-body localization & random matrices

·    quantum information, entanglement measures, entanglement dynamics, and mathematical physics methods

·    tensor network methods

·    (non-equilibrium) quantum field theories and Bethe-ansatz integrability

A subset of the research projects will have a strong experimental link, and may involve close collaboration with experimental groups at IST Austria, the Vienna area and nationally/internationally. Previous experience with such collaborations is a plus. 

Applications can be submitted at this web page. You will be required to upload a CV (including a list of publications), brief statement of research interests, and two preprints or published papers as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide details of at least two referees. There is no hard deadline for application, but the review of applications will commence on the 1st of January, 2020. 

Please direct enquiries about the role to Prof. Serbyn at

About IST Austria:

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is a young growing international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences. The institute is located in Klosterneuburg, in close proximity to Vienna (~20 minutes). The institute has a vibrant research atmosphere, promotes an international open culture, and provides competitive compensation and numerous benefits. The official working language at IST is English.


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