Postdoctoral position in Condensed Matter Theory

Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics

Publication date
14 March 2017
Level of education
Salary indication
€3,068 to €4,028 gross per month
Closing date
10 April 2017
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

The Institute of Physics (IoP) of the Faculty of Science combines the Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI), the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITF) en the Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEF) and is one of the large research institutes of the faculty. A two-year postdoctoral position is available at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Amsterdam, in the group of prof. J.-S. Caux, starting in September 2017.

Project and job description

This position is part of an ongoing initiative aiming to develop nonperturbative methods for in- and out-of-equilibrium systems in low dimensions, in the context of quantum magnetism, cold atoms and nanoscale solid-state systems. Exceptional candidates with a PhD in theoretical physics and a strong background in integrability and the Bethe Ansatz, field theory, bosonization and numerical methods are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • PhD degree in Theoretical Physics;
  • ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • good communication skills (English). 

Further information

For information about the postdoc position:


The full-time appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years. The monthly gross salary will range between €3,037 and €4,028 (scale 10 according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities) based on a full-time appointment. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

Job application

Interested applicants should email a CV and short research statement (with other potentially pertinent material such as PhD thesis) bearing  vacancy number  17-110 in the subject line to and arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to the same address. 

Review of applications will begin on 27 March 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. The closing date is 10 April 2017.  Further particulars are available upon request or by navigating to

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