Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), Serbyn group Quantum Dynamics and Condensed Matter

Position ID:Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)-Serbyn group Quantum Dynamics and Condensed Matter-P_ERC [#23726]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria 3400, Austria
Subject Areas: Quantum Machine Learning / Quantum Machine Learning
Quantum Information and Quantum Control / Quantum Information and Quantum Control
Quantum Information Science / quantum many-body
Quantum Condensed Matter Theory
Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics / Dissipative quantum many body systems, Dynamical and non-equilibrium phase transitions, Many-Body localization, Non-equilibrium many-body theory (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/15, finished 2023/08/12, listed until 2023/06/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** The account for Serbyn group Quantum Dynamics and Condensed Matter, 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 at Prof. Serbyn’s group. The position is supported by the ERC Starting Grant Non-Ergodic Quantum Matter: Universality, Dynamics and Control. 

The post is available for a fixed-term period of 2 years starting on 1 September 2023 (or mutually agreed date before/after), with a possible extension to a third year contingent on performance and available funding. The position allows considerable flexibility in the choice of research topics, though these should be mainly focused on non-equilibrium quantum systems. 

Successful candidate will conduct research in close collaboration with Prof Serbyn and his group members. Duties include carrying out research in theoretical physics of non-equilibrium quantum systems, and related tasks which include collaborating in the preparation of reports and journal publications, presenting papers at conferences and workshops, and representing the group at meetings/seminars. The position also offers 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:

·         physics of disordered systems, including Anderson and many-body localization, random matrix models

·         quantum information, including different entanglement measures, entanglement dynamics, quantum algorithms, and mathematical physics methods

·         numerical tensor-network methods applied to strongly correlated systems and/or quantum non-equilibrium dynamics

·         previous experience of experimental collaborations in the field of nonequilibrium quantum many-body systems

Applications should be submitted via this portal
and include your CV (including a list of publications), a brief statement of your research interests, and two preprints or published papers that highlight your past work. In addition, please arrange for at least two reference letters. Although there is no hard deadline for submitting applications, reviewing of applications will commence on the 15th of December 2022 and continue until the vacancy is filled. For any related enquiries, please contact directly Prof. Serbyn,

About ISTA:

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) is a young growing international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences. The institute is located in close proximity to Vienna. The institute has a vibrant research atmosphere, promotes an international open culture, whereby equality, diversity and integration are closely entwined, and provides competitive compensation and numerous benefits. The official working language is English.

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