We are currently offering an (extendable) 3-year postdoctoral position to a highly motivated and well-qualified young researcher who intends to enhance his or her career on the intersection of condensed matter theory and quantum information science. The successful candidate will work as part of the research group led by Jens Eisert at the FU Berlin. For an overview of research activities of the group, see
We are a leading research group with a culture of open discussion, creative interdisciplinary thought and substantial international collaborations. Potential research topics include the following:
- Tensor network approaches, - notions of topological order, - entanglement theory, - topological quantum computing and quantum memories.
The full E13 position will be financed by the CRC 183 on entangled states of matter, with Berlin, Cologne, Copenhagen, and the Weizmann Institute being partners. This newly installed network will contribute to the stimulating research environment, and all network activities will be available to the candidate. For first activities of this research network, see
Applicants must have demonstrated excellent research accomplishments in the past. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in physics or mathematics or should obtain such a degree in the near future. Interested candidates are invited to submit
- a letter indicating their main research interests, - a detailed curriculum vitae, - a list of publications, - the electronic (email) contact details of three potential referees.
All applications should be sent in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org with the key word "TopologicalBerlin" in the subject line. Review of the applications will begin after February 28, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. The start date would be the soonest possible but is flexible.
Additional Salary Information: The salary is given in Euros.
Our leading group is concerned with research in quantum information and condensed matter theory: (a) We ask what information processing tasks are possible using single quantum systems as carriers of information. On the one hand, we think about the mathematical-theoretical foundations of quantum information, specifically about the theory of entanglement and questions of tomography. (b) A main empha...sis of our theoretical research is in condensed matter theory, concerning static properties of quantum many-body systems, their efficient numerical simulation, as well as their quantum dynamics in non-equilibrium. Methods of tensor networks play a special role here. Characteristic for our work is to be guided by the rigor of mathematical physics, but at the same time to be pragmatically and physically motivated, which often leads to collaborations with experimentalists.