Post-doctoral position in the theory of topological quantum matter

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ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences
15 April, 2020


Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3
Castelldefels 08860
Phone: +34935534101

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 Quantum Optics Theory group led by Prof. Maciej Lewenstein. She/he will be working on a project on the optical control of topological quantum systems, which is led by Dr. Tobias Grass. The focus of this project is on optically driven topological systems, with the aim of developing novel spectroscopic tools for fractional quantum Hall systems and of engineering topological phases of matter.


The candidate must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D. degree preferably in theoretical physics, ideally with a background in condensed matter theory and/or quantum optics theory. The project involves the numerical simulation of quantum many-body systems, and previous experience with relevant computational methods will be appreciated.

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

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 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 should be willing to be contacted by phone during the selection process.

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

The call will remain open until April 15, 2020.

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