University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences

Position ID:University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)-Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences-PD_CMT [#24080]
Position Title: Postdoc
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Beijing, Beijing 100190, China
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2023/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/29, finished 2023/08/19, listed until 2023/06/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (KITS) in Beijing sincerely invites applicants for the KITS postdoc fellow positions in condensed matter and cold atom theory.

For cold atom theory, the successful candidate will chiefly work with Prof. Biao Huang with a flexible starting date in 2023 upon mutual agreement. Major topics of research involve non-equilibrium and topological theories, including Floquet topological matters, time crystals, quench dynamics, thermalization of strongly driven and/or interacting systems, localization, and their applications in the platforms of ultracold quantum gases and others. More information can be found at [].

For condensed matter theory, the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with Prof. Zheng Zhu with starting date around the summer of 2023. The main research directions include the strongly correlated physics in various systems, the numerical algorithms development, and the connection of quantum computations with condensed matter physics. The research area covers but is not limited to the doped Mott insulators, the quantum Hall effect, the quantum magnetism, the quantum many-body scars, etc. The candidate should have solid physics background as well as strong analytical or numerical skills.

Postdocs at KITS will also enjoy the freedom to choose research topics of their own interests, and we encourage interacting/collaborations with all faculty members at KITS across condensed matter and high energy physics [].

The appointment is for two years, extendable for an additional year. Successful candidates will be provided with: 1. competitive annual salary: 300,000 CNY (~ 42K USD) or higher, depending on qualifications; 2. generous travel grant; 3. housing benefit: 6000 CNY (~ 850 USD) /month housing compensation; 4. strong administrative support (especially for international members of the group). KITS is a fast-growing institute affiliated with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). It focuses on promoting high-quality research and international cooperation in theoretical sciences. Located in close proximity to institutes such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, and the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP-CAS), it is part of a very dynamic academic community.

The application package should include: 1) CV, 2) Research statement (<= 2 pages), 3) Publication list, and 4) arrange for 3 letters of recommendation directly submitted to AJO by letter writers

Applications received prior to Feb. 15 will be guaranteed full consideration. We will keep receiving applications until the position is filled. Questions for more details and any other inquiries for the applications can be sent to Prof. Biao Huang ( or Prof. Zheng Zhu (

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Further Info:
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Zhong Guan Cun Dong Lu No. 80
Haidian District, Beijing 100190