Postdoctoral and PhD positions

We are currently offering postdoctoral positions and a PhD position to highly motivated and well-qualified young researchers who intend to enhance their career in the field of quantum information science, quantum many-body theory or quantum optics. The successful candidates will work in the research group for quantum information theory led by Prof. Jens Eisert at the University of Potsdam and the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin in the Berlin-Potsdam metropolitan area.

The positions will be funded by the European Young Research Investigator Award of the group leader. Focus areas will be the description of quantum many-body systems with tensor networks, the study of the mathematical foundations of quantum information theory, and research on opto-mechanical systems. Applicants must also have demonstrated an excellent research accomplishment in the past.

Candidates must hold a degree in physics, mathematics or computer science, or provide evidence for the successful completion of the requirements in the near future. The appointed candidate could start as soon as possible. The postdoctoral positions would first be available first for either one or two years, and could be extended following a successful development of the initial phase.

Interested candidates are invited to submit

- a letter indicating the main research interests,
- a detailed curriculum vitae,
- a list of publications,
- the electronic (email) contact details of three potential referees.

All applications should be sent in electronic form to jense[at] and bivoigt[at]

The salary will be of the E13 type on the German payment scale for postdoctoral positions, and E13 2/3 for PhD students.

For an overview over the research activities, see, or consult the preprint server under

The group is based in Potsdam, in the science park comprising the Max Planck Institutes and the science departments of the university, at the outskirts of the Berlin metropolitan area, which is Germany's capital and one of Europe's largest cities. The Berlin-Brandenburg area is one of the country's two major research centres, with four major universities and eight Max Planck institutes.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue unless the positions are filled.