Postdoctoral Research position in theoretical many-body physics 997192

A postdoc position for two years is available in the field of theoretical many-body physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University. There is funding for 2 years of employment and in case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc. The starting date is December 1 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position has special focus on the many-body properties of cold atomic gases, semi-conductors, and hybrid cavity systems. Specific research topics include impurities, superfluids, topological phases, and exciton-polaritons. The successful applicant can work directly with experimental groups abroad as well as locally in Aarhus.

The applicant will be part a vibrant research environment at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University. This includes the Centre for Quantum Optics & Quantum Matter (CQOM), which consists of several theoretical and experimental research groups investigating cold atomic gases, cavity systems, quantum optics, quantum information, and mesoscopic ion crystals. For further information on CQOM, see

For more information on the principal investigator, see

The applicant must have a PhD degree in theoretical physics preferably with a strong background in many-body physics.

Work place
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.  

Further information
Further inquiries should be addressed to Georg M. Bruun:

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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