Postdoc position in theoretical quantum many-body physics 900778

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position in theoretical strongly-correlated quantum manybody physics. The starting date is in July 2017, and the duration of the employment is until December 31, 2018.

We are looking for a motivated candidate interested in doing research within the topics: quantum many-body physics, spin models, ultracold atoms in optical lattices, topological quantum systems, few-body systems, tensor networks, exact diagonalization, quantum dynamics, and quantum measurements.

The successful applicant will be part of a collaboration between the groups of Anne E. B. Nielsen at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and Nikolaj T. Zinner and Jacob F. Sherson at Aarhus University and will interact with both theorists and experimentalists. Funding for conference participation and research visits is included.

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Applications should contain a statement of research interests (including a summary of previous research achievements), CV, diploma, list of publications, and contact information of two referees who can provide letters of recommendation. A teaching portfolio is not needed.

Applicants should have an excellent track record (relative to their current career stage) and a solid knowledge within quantum physics. Experience within the above mentioned research areas is an advantage. A PhD degree or equivalent in physics or a closely related field is required. Applicants, who do not currently hold such a degree, can apply if they expect to obtain the degree before the starting date of the position.

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

The position is funded by the Villum Foundation. Questions can be addressed to Anne E. B. Nielsen (email:

Application procedure
Short-listing 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.

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