Assistant professor at National University of Mexico (UNAM)

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Application deadline: 

Friday, April 26, 2024

The Institute of Physics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) invites applications for a position equivalent to Associate Researcher level C in the following area:
Quantum Physics and Photonics
Applicants with experience in theoretical frontier topics. Of particular interest are the following areas:
Theoretical physics in atomic physics, optics or quantum information, focusing on the development of quantum technologies.
Candidates must:
a. Have a Ph. D. degree and a strong background in physics or related fields.
b. Be younger than 39 years of age for women and 37 years of age for men at the time of appointment.
c. Have at least two years of postdoctoral research experience in the area.
d. Have experience according to the level and category of the position and to the proposed research topic, with original published contributions.
Candidates are expected to engage in competitive and independent research programmes, teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, supervisión and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, to develop an actively funded research programme of the highest quality. It is encouraged that the proposed research project complements and extends existing research topics at the Institute of Physics ( Since UNAM is a public university with a strong commitment to improving access to higher education in Mexico for students from diverse backgrounds, candidates are expected to have sufficient knowledge of Spanish to begin teaching and reach a fluent level within one year.

The position is available within the Department of Quantum Physics and Photonics (, where we conduct both theoretical and experimental research. We cordially invite interested individuals to reach out to us. Specifically, you may contact:

Carlos Pineda (current department head)
Rocio Jauregui (head of the National Laboratory of Quantum Matter)
or any of the department's members to inquire about our academic interests.