Applications for Postdoctoral and PhD positions welcome!

Postdoctoral and PhD Positions in Quantum Matter Theory
at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

We invite applications for postdoctoral and PhD positions in our group "Theory of Quantum Matter" at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics starting from April 2018. The focus of our group lies at the intersection of theoretical solid state and atomic physics. We are particularly interested in systems that feature a strong interplay of few- and many-body physics with the aim to understand its significance for the dynamics, spectroscopic and transport properties of quantum matter. We rely on a wide set of theoretical techniques (including quantum field theory, functional renormalization group, time-dependent variational wave functions, functional determinants etc.) to explore new phenomena that universally appear in artificial cold atomic systems and solid state materials with the potential of technological applications.

If you are interested, please contact me via email (including your CV and a brief summary of research interests) at

richard.schmidt (at) mpq.mpg.de

for further information. Screening of candidates starts immediately.

Note: We are a member of the International Max Planck Research School for Quantum Science and Technology which also offers PhD fellowships.