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PhD candidate in Condensed Matter Theory

The Institute of Physics (IoP) of the Faculty of Science has two four-year PhD positions available at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University …

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Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The Institute of Physics (IoP) of the Faculty of Science has two four-year PhD positions available at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Amsterdam, in the group of prof. J.-S. Caux, starting in September 2018.

The two PhD 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. Useful qualifications include for position 1: a good working knowledge of integrability; for position 2, knowledge and experience with state-of-the-art computational methods including machine learning.


  • Masters 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. 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 €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement for the Dutch Universities is applicable.

Additional information

For information about the PhD position please contact:

Please apply using this link. Applications must include:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • list of grades (with other potentially pertinent material such as Master's thesis);
  • contact details for 2 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 31 March 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. The closing date is 10 April 2018.


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Institute of Physics

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.