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Post-doctoral positions in theoretical many-body physics with quantum optical systems

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

ICFO is offering postdoctoral positions to well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientists who wish to enhance their scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.
The successful candidates will be joining the Theoretical Quantum-Nano Photonics group led by Prof. Dr. Darrick Chang as part of the ERC Grant NEWSPIN. This grant offers a wide variety of flexible theoretical projects. Broadly, the aims of the project are to: uncover exotic new physics and powerful new applications by exploiting strongly correlated dissipation in atom-light interactions, to develop new techniques to solve for driven dissipative many-body systems, and to collaborate with experimental groups who are developing novel platforms (such as subwavelength atom arrays) to explore this physics.
Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in Physics.
The candidates should have a proven track record in theoretical many-body quantum optics, condensed matter physics, or related fields.
ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Salaries for ICFO Postdoctoral positions are assigned by the Selection Committee, based on experience and seniority of the applicant, as well as the assigned tasks and responsibilities within the group. Standard salaries range from a lower level aligned with national Ramon-y-Cajal fellowships to higher levels aligned with Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships.
The contract is offered for periods of 1 year, renewable for a total of up to 3 years.
Additionally, a family allowance is also available on request and after corresponding approval for people with family charges in the terms described in the corresponding policy.

How to apply

Suitable candidates are requested to submit: Presentation letter with a declaration of interest, Curriculum Vitae, including contact details, The contact e-mail of two potential referees. Candidates will be assessed as they apply and the call will remain open until the suitable candidate is identified. Candidates may contact for formal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to For update information about the hosting group, please visit For updated information about ICFO, please visit

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Published on January 31, 2023

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