Research Fellow in Computational Quantum Condensed Matter Phyiscs (Fixed term)

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Friday, September 27, 2013

We are looking for a suitably qualified, self-driven and experienced individual to carry out independent research with focus on computational condensed matter physics. This research is part of the ERC Starting Grant 2013 project ESCQUMA that aims at exploring the equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium physics of many-body systems formed by atomic gases of highly excited atoms – so-called Rydberg atoms. The researcher will assume a senior role within a team conducting research on this new physical system in search for novel many-body phenomena and technological applications.

Candidates must have a Bsc/MPhys Degree in Physics and a PhD in physics Expertise in quantum condensed matter physics and especially in numerical methods for treating quantum many-body quantum systems is mandatory. A good background in atomic physics and quantum optics is advantageous. They should be confident, have good communication and organisational skills and enjoy working with a variety of different international people across discipline boundaries (from soft-matter physics to quantum information science).

The role will require the candidates to assume a senior role in the research group, to actively contribute to its research activities and to assist in the supervision of PhD students.

This full time, fixed term post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months starting from 1st January 2014.

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