IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Lemeshko Group

Position ID:ISTAustria-Lemeshko Group-POSTDOC1 [#13594]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position in the Lemeshko group at IST Austria
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria 3400, Austria [map]
Subject Areas: Condensed Matter Physics / AMO (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical), Theoretical Condensed Matter, Condensed Matter Theory, Superfluidity and supercondutivity
Physics / Atomic Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Atomic/Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, theoretical atomic, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical Physics, Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics
Theoretical Physics / Condensed matter theory, Physics of cold atoms
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2019/04/17)
Position Description:    

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There is a postdoctoral opening in the group of Prof. Mikhail Lemeshko at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. The Lemeshko group works at the interface of theoretical condensed-matter, chemical, and AMO physics. Our interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Physics and applications of the recently discovered angulon quasiparticle.

    The angulon represents a quantum impurity (an electron,  an atom, or a molecule) dressed by a cloud of many-particle excitations carrying angular momentum (e.g. phonons, particle-hole excitations, etc.). We are using angulons to describe angular momentum dynamics in a variety of systems, from molecules in quantum solvents to Rydberg atoms in ultracold gases to electrons coupled to phonons in solids (with applications to ultrafast magnetism). 
  • Interaction of chiral molecules with a many-body environment, with applications to chirality-induced spin polarisation and unconventional superconductivity.

  • Many-body physics of dipolar quantum systems, such as ultracold gases of magnetic atoms and polar molecules, and excitons in semiconductors.

We are looking for strongly motivated candidates experienced in theoretical AMO and/or condensed-matter physics. The position is offered for 2 years (an extension is possible), with a flexible starting date. Highly qualified applicants are also encouraged to apply for the ISTplus fellowship.

Please provide your CV with a publications list, a brief research statement, and a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation.

PLEASE SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS TO PROF. LEMESHKO ( DIRECTLY. You can provide a list of references that can be asked for a letter of recommendation, instead of arranging for the actual letters to be sent.

More information can be found on the group's website: If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Misha Lemeshko directly.

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 a close proximity to Vienna (~20 minutes). The institute has a vibrant research atmosphere, promotes international open culture, and provides competitive compensation and numerous benefits. The official working language at IST is English.

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Further Info:
Am Campus 1
3400 Klosterneuburg

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