Postdoctoral position in Computational Condensed Matter Physics

Postdoctoral position in Computational Condensed Matter Physics

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18 Jan 31 Mar Amsterdam

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Job description

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position in the Computational Condensed Matter Physics group of dr Philippe Corboz at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), starting in September 2021. The group is part of the Condensed Matter Theory group at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITFA) and Institute of Physics (IOP) at the UvA, the Delta Institute of Theoretical Physics (D-ITP), and QuSoft, the new Dutch research center for quantum software. The successful applicant will be embedded in a stimulating research environment including leading groups in condensed matter theory and experiment.

The position is part of the NexGenTeN ERC project which focuses on the development and application of 2D tensor network algorithms for the accurate study of strongly correlated quantum many-body systems. Research areas include the development of 2D tensor network algorithms for ground states, spectral functions, finite temperature simulations, open systems, and multi-scale approaches, with applications in single and multi-band Hubbard models, frustrated magnets, SU(N) systems, open quantum systems, and other strongly correlated systems.

What are you going to do?

You will:

  • do original research in the field of 2D tensor networks applied to strongly correlated systems;
  • play an active role in the group (including collaboration with other group members and co-supervision of students);
  • participate in the CMT group activities (such as seminars, discussions, journal clubs, etc.)

Specifications

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Requirements

What do we require?

As our successful candidate you should have:

  • a PhD in Theoretical Physics, preferably in Condensed Matter Theory;
  • strong expertise in strongly correlated systems and computational methods (ideally tensor network methods);
  • solid programming skills;
  • the ability to work independently and to collaborate in a collegial research environment;
  • excellent written and oral English communication skills.

Conditions of employment

Our offer

A temporary contract for 38 hours a week, preferably starting on 1 September 2021 for the duration of 24 months.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,790 to €4,402 (scale 10) gross per month, based on a full-time contract of 38 hours a week. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Then find out more about working at the Faculty of Science.

Employer

University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Department

Faculty of Science - Institute of Physics

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Institute of Physics (IoP) is to carry out excellent research in the field of experimental and theoretical physics, to provide inspiring teaching within the physics and other curricula and to transfer our knowledge of and enthusiasm for physics to society. The IoP has over 50 faculty and 180 researchers in total. The combination with the NWO Institutes at Amsterdam Science Park constitutes the largest physics hub in the Netherlands and is an international centre of excellence.

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2790—€4402 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 21-027

Employer

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Location

Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam

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