Postdoc Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

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Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen)
6 April, 2019


Niels Bohr Institute
Blegdamsvej 17
Copenhagen 2100

A postdoc position is open in the newly established theory group of Michele Burrello in Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen). The research activity will focus on topological phases of matter and it will be carried on in the Center for Quantum Devices (QDEV) and in collaboration with the Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA).

The appointment duration is two years, with the possibility of an extension. The target starting date is June 2019, but can be changed by arrangement. The position will be funded by the Villum Foundation Young Investigator Grant “Architectures for non-Abelian Anyons”.

The main research topic will be the theoretical study of models with topological order in low-dimensional systems, including both solid state and ultracold atom setups. A particular attention will be devoted to the design of interacting systems with non-Abelian anyons. The applicant should have a PhD degree in physics (or expect to defend her/his PhD thesis in the next months), preferably with a strong condensed matter or quantum information background, and should ideally have experience in the numerical simulation of strongly correlated many-body systems. In particular, a former experience with tensor-network simulation of quantum systems, including density matrix renormalization group, is highly appreciated.

The Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory. Information about QDev can be found at

The Niels Bohr International Academy is an independent center of excellence for fundamental research hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute. It main research areas include astroparticle physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, quantum information, particle physics, cosmology, and theoretical astrophysics. Further information can be found at

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is the excellence of their research.

The deadline for applications is 6 April 2019.

Further information and application HERE