Short Postdoctoral (or Visiting PhD) Position in Theoretical Cavity (or Waveguide) QED with Quantum Gases

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Application deadline: 

Monday, November 30, 2020

- Overview:
The Theoretical Cavity-QED Group in the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck is looking for a motivated Postdoc (or visiting/intern/exchange PhD student) 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. 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, etc. Further information on our research can be found in our research webpages:

- Who we are looking for:
The candidates must hold an internationally-recognized PhD degree (or be a PhD student at an internationally-recognized university). 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 can be filled as a fully funded Postdoc for 9 months or as a fully funded visiting/intern/exchange PhD student for 12 months. 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. Motivation letter (including a short introduction of the applicant, previous research works, and future plans)
3. Letter from the PhD adviser consenting the visit/internship/exchange for 12 months (ONLY for visiting/intern/exchange PhD-student applicants)
The deadline is November 30, 2020, but applications will be considered in the continuous basis. The beginning date of the position is January 2021. 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.