Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Cavity (or Waveguide) QED in Innsbruck

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Application deadline: 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

- Overview:
The Theoretical Cavity-QED Group in the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck is looking for a motivated Postdoc to work on an exciting and challenging project. The project lies in the interface of "synthetic gauge potentials in quantum gases" and "cavity (or waveguide) quantum electrodynamics". Therefore, the ideal candidate should be familiar with both subjects and have extensive experience in both theory and numerical calculations.

- Who we are:
We are a theoretical group in the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. We have a wide range of research interest, including coupled quantum-gas--cavity-QED systems. We are interested in exploring novel phenomena in these hybrid matter-light systems, such as density and spin self-ordering, cavity-induced dynamical gauge potentials and non-equilibrium topological states, cavity-enhanced metrology, etc. Further information on our research can be found in our research webpages:

- Who we are looking for:
The candidates must (soon) hold an internationally-recognized PhD degree. The candidates should have extensive experience in both theory and numerical calculations in the fields of quantum gases, quantum optics, cavity QED, and synthetic gauge potentials. Excellent written and spoken English skills are essential. The position is a fully funded (69,000 Euro per year) one-year Postdoc. Possibility for the extension might arise. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Farokh Mivehvar and Prof. Helmut Ritsch.

- Application procedure:
The applicants should submit their applications via email to Dr. Farokh Mivehvar ( and include the following documents in the PDF format:
1. CV (including the full list of publications and contact information of three referees)
2. A short motivation letter (including an introduction of the applicant, previous research works, and future plans)
The deadline is January 31, 2021, but applications will be considered in the continuous basis until the position is filled. Therefore, it is encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The beginning date of the position can be immediate. Informal inquires are also welcome.

The University of Innsbruck is an equal opportunity institution. All applicants will be considered in equal footing, irrespective of their gender and backgrounds.