Postdoctoral position in condensed matter and quantum information theory in Berlin

Job type: 
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We are currently offering an (extendable) 3-year postdoctoral position to a highly motivated and well-qualified young researcher who intends to enhance his or her career on the intersection of condensed matter theory and quantum information science. The successful candidate will work as part of the research group led by Jens Eisert at the FU Berlin. For an overview of research activities of the group, see

http://www.physik.fu-berlin.de/en/einrichtungen/ag/ag-eisert/research

We are a leading research group with a culture of open discussion, creative interdisciplinary thought and substantial international collaborations. Potential research topics include the following:

- Tensor network approaches,
- mathematical and analytical notions of topological order,
- entanglement theory,
- topological quantum computing and quantum memories.

The full E13 position will be financed by the CRC 183 on entangled states of matter, with Berlin, Cologne, Copenhagen, and the Weizmann Institute being partners. This newly installed network will contribute to the stimulating research environment, and all network activities will be available to the candidate. For first activities of this research network, see

http://crc183.uni-koeln.de

Applicants must have demonstrated excellent research accomplishments in the past. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in physics or mathematics or should obtain such a degree in the near future. Interested candidates are invited to submit

- a letter indicating their 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@physik.fu-berlin.de with the key word "TopologicalBerlin" in the subject line. Review of the applications will begin after February 28, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Early submissions are appreciated. The start date would be the soonest possible.