A four-year PhD position is available at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Amsterdam, in the Computational Condensed Matter Theory group of dr. P. Corboz, starting in September 2018.
This PhD position is part of the TENSORSIM ERC project which focuses on the application and further development of tensor network algorithms for the accurate study of 2D and 3D strongly correlated quantum many-body systems, including frustrated spin systems and interacting electron systems. Exceptional candidates with a strong background and interest in quantum many-body systems and computational methods are particularly encouraged to apply. Solid skills in programming, numerical analysis, and condensed matter physics are expected.
- Master’s degree in Physics;
- the ability to work independently as well as in a team;
- good communication skills (English).
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. We also expect you to assist in teaching of undergraduates.
Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €,222 in the first year to €2.840 in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (Cao) is applicable.
For questions about the PhD position, please contact:
Please apply using this link.
Your application should include:
- a motivation letter;
- a CV;
- a transcript of grades;
- contact details of at least 2 referees (who will be contacted directly) and
- a copy of your Bachelor and Master thesis (can also be a work-in-progress version, or at least a short description what the project is about and what the current status is).
The closing date is 30 April 2018 (later applications may still be considered in case the position is not filled until then).