University of Geneva, Theory Group for Flat and Strange Quantum Matter

Position ID:University of Geneva-Theory Group for Flat and Strange Quantum Matter-POSTDOC [#23877]
Position Title: Postdoctoral researcher in Theoretical Quantum Matter Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Geneva, Geneva 1211, Switzerland [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics / Theoretical condensed matter physics, Condensed matter theory, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2023/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/30, finished 2023/05/19)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Postdoctoral researcher in Theoretical Quantum Matter Physics 

The Theory Group for Flat and Strange Quantum Matter at the University of Geneva invites applicants for a two-year postdoc position as part of the project “Quantum Matter with a Twist – The Interplay of Correlations and Topology in Moiré Materials”. The intended starting date is September 2023.


The project

In recent years moiré materials have emerged as an exciting platform to systematically study strong correlation quantum matter. In this project, the postdoc will investigate strong coupling superconductivity in twisted graphene and cuprate heterostructures.

More information on the research done on moiré materials in our group can be found at our website


The candidate

·      PhD (or an equivalent degree) in Theoretical Physics or Quantum Matter Physics by the starting date.

·      Proficient in strong coupling techniques, such as Eliashberg theory, Dynamical Mean Field Theory, Quantum Monte Carlo or Tensor Networks.

·      Excellent spoken and written English.

We encourage women, minorities and underrepresented groups to apply.

The position of Postdoctoral Researcher in Geneva is a salaried position for two years. The starting salary is according to scale 14 of the Canton of Geneva, with a minimum starting salary of CHF 81,347.00 per year before tax, which can be higher depending on experience. As per SNSF regulations, the postdoc cannot have obtained their PhD earlier than September 2019. The University of Geneva offers flexible working hours, six weeks of annual leave, and family-friendly working conditions including parental leave. The postdoctoral candidates are expected to participate in teaching activities.


The department

The project will be carried out in the Theory Group for Flat and Strange Quantum Matter of Prof. Louk Rademaker, within the Department of Quantum Matter Physics ( of the University of Geneva. The department provides a stimulating environment as it is a major center of quantum matter physics, with regular seminars and discussions. The students will interact with other leading theoretical groups such as those of Prof. Thierry Giamarchi and Prof. Dima Abanin, as well as with experimental groups within the department. The group is also part of the Geneva Quantum Center (


The application process

The application needs to be written in English and submitted via Academicjobsonline.

The application should contain:  

  1. A motivation letter;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A publication list;
  4. A research vision (maximum one A4 page);
  5. Three reference letters.

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:
Ecole de Physique
University of Geneva
24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4