Research fellow in Condensed Matter Theory

Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics

Publication date
10 April 2018
Level of education
Salary indication
€2,599 to €4,084 gross per month
Closing date
25 April 2018
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

We invite applications for the position of Research fellow in Condensed Matter Theory.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) of the Faculty of Science combines the Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI), the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITFA) and 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. The project is a collaboration between WZI and ITFA – the postdoctoral researcher will also keep close ties with QuSoft and with the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Project description

Topic of the research project is quantum simulation with ultracold atoms and molecules. The research will be done in close collaboration with the Condensed Matter Theory group (Kareljan Schoutens in particular) and Florian Schreck's Strontium Quantum Gases group.

Key areas of interest will be topological band structures and states of matter, quantum magnetism, and many-body systems with long-range interactions. A unique opportunity of this position is the close connection of theory and experiments, which will allow us to implement some of the developed ideas in a strontium quantum gas microscope or with ultracold RbSr groundstate molecules. There’s flexibility for pursuing your own research agenda as long as it broadly aligns with proposed activities. The research will be conducted together with the two PIs, one theory PhD student and four experimental PhD students or postdoctoral researchers.


  • PhD degree in Physics;
  • expertise in the area of the research project;
  • the ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • good communication skills (English).

Further information

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The appointment will be for a period of 3 years. The salary ranges between €2.599 and €4.084 in dependence of experience. An 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus will be added. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (Cao) is applicable.

Job application

The University of Amsterdam is striving for a better balance in its staff whereby, by equal suitability, the appointment of a female candidate will have our preference. Women are, therefore, strongly encouraged to apply.

You may apply using the link below. Your applications must include:

  • a CV;
  • a research statement in relation to the position that is on offer.

You will also need to provide contact details for 2 referees.

The closing date is 25 April 2018 (we may still consider later applications in case the position is not filled by then). #LI-DNP

No agencies please

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