Postdoctoral researcher in Condensed Matter Theory

Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics

Publication date
19 December 2017
Level of education
Salary indication
€3,111 to €4,084 gross per month
Closing date
31 January 2018
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 2018.

Project 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;
  • the ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • good communication skills (English).

Further information

For information about the postdoctoral researcher position please contact:


The full-time appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years. The monthly gross salary will range between €3,111 and €4,084 (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 the Dutch Universities. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

Job application

Please apply using the link below. Applications must include:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • short research statement (with other potentially pertinent material such as PhD thesis);
  • contact details for 3 referees. They will be contacted directly.

Further particulars are available upon request or by navigating to the job-section of the  website.

Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. The closing date is 1 March 2018. #LI-DNP

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