Post-doctoral position in quantum many-body physics

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10 December, 2021


Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3
Castelldefels (Barcelona) 08860

ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The successful candidate will be joining the QOT Quantum Optics Theory group led by Prof. Dr. Maciej Lewenstein. The group has experience in theoretical physics (quantum physics, quantum information science, statistical physics, ultrafast science, laser physics, mathematical physics, machine learning).

The successful candidate will work within the project “Quantum Matter and Universality Out-of-Equilibrium”. The project deals with quantum many-body systems out-of-equilibrium with a focus on artificial quantum matter, but also on solid state systems. Artificial quantum systems and solid-state setups give a new perspective on non-equilibrium quantum matter due to a novel and unprecedented level of control. Important questions addressed will be the classification of non-equilibrium states, but also the creation of novel states. This project will also consider new technological developments by combining artificial quantum systems, many-body physics and quantum information processing.

The project received the support of a fellowship from ”la Caixa” Foundation (ID 100010434) and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 847648. The fellowship code is (LCF/BQ/PI20/11760031).



Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in physics

Skills in numerical simulation of quantum many body systems, quantum optics and quantum simulation, etc are positively valued.

ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The contract is offered for periods of one year, renewable for a total of up to 2 years.



The formal application should be submitted online via

Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

- Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,

- Curriculum Vitae, including contact details,

- The contact e-mail of two potential referees.

Candidates may contact jobs [at] icfo [dot] eu for informal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to valentin [dot] kasper [at] icfo [dot] eu.


The call will remain open until October 10, 2021.

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