PhD position in Condensed Matter Theory

Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics

Publication date
14 March 2017
Level of education
Master's degree
Salary indication
€2,191 to €2,801 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 of Science at the University of Amsterdam. A number of four-year PhD positions are 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

These positions are 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 keen interest in quantum condensed matter theory and a strong theoretical background are particularly encouraged to apply.


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

Further information

For information about the postdoc position:


The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduates.

Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,191 in the first year to €2,801 in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Job application

Interested applicants should email a CV and list of grades (with other potentially pertinent material such as Master's thesis) to​ and arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent to the same address. Please state vacancy number 17-111 in the subject line. 

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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