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Radboud – PhD Candidate in Quantum Physics, Theoretical physics – Oct 2021

Radboud University (RU)

The Netherlands

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Oct 31, 2021 23:59 (GMT +2)

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The PhD position is available at the Theory of Condensed Matter of the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) at the Faculty of Science (FNWI), Radboud University, the Netherlands

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General Info

Position: PhD Candidate
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year 6 Months
Salary: 2,434 to 3,111 Euro/Month

Faculty of Science
Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM
Radboud University (RU)

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Qualification Details

  • You have obtained a MSc. degree in theoretical physics or computer science.
  • You have good programming skills. Familiarity with machine learning is beneficial but not essential.
  • You have experience with numerical methods (e.g. as part of an internship or hobby project). Experience with high performance computing is a plus, but not essential.
  • You have a keen interest in quantum physics.
  • You are proficient in written and spoken English.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled candidate with a strong background in theoretical physics or computer science to join us in our effort to develop machine learning methods for many-body quantum physics. Our primary goal is to push this emerging field forwards to the point where deep learning could be universally used for solving generic many-body quantum models and studying diverse phenomena in strongly correlated electron systems, such as superconductivity or spin liquids. Your research will be balanced between method development and addressing concrete physical questions. You will work as a member of the Theory of Condensed Matter group at the Institute for Molecules and Materials at Radboud University under the supervision of Dr Andrey Bagrov and Prof. Mikhail Katsnelson and in a close collaboration with other PhD candidates. You will also have some moderate teaching duties such as serving as an assistant at problem classes and grading homework (~3-4 hours per week every second term).

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Documents Required

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV including a detailed section describing your research skills and experience and the contact details of two referees.
  • Your Master's thesis (if you have already graduated).

About the Department

The position is available at the Theory of Condensed Matter of the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) at the Faculty of Science (FNWI). The group's research aims are to predict and explain the properties of condensed matter, ranging from structural and dynamical properties of atomic lattices to topological and interaction phenomena of electrons. To this end, we utilise and develop advanced mathematical frameworks and state-of-the-art numerical approaches including quantum field theory descriptions, machine learning algorithms, ab initio calculations, and their combinations.IMM is a research institute in chemistry and physics that promotes interdisciplinary research. Its mission is to design and create functional molecules and materials to fundamentally understand their behaviour. IMM consists of 24 research groups active in fields ranging from condensed matter physics to organic chemistry and biochemistry. It focuses on fundamental research with an open eye to societal applications and trains the next generation of leaders in science and innovation. You will have the opportunity to interact with researchers at IMM and participate in institute-wide activities.The Faculty of Science is a complete, student-oriented science faculty where research and teaching are closely intertwined. The faculty aims to be an academic community with an international character where employees from different backgrounds combine their talents with the goal of being a leading science faculty in Europe.

About the Employer: Radboud University (RU)

Note or Other details

The first round of interviews will take place on 14 November 2021. You would preferably begin employment in March 2022.

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Contact details

For questions about the position, please contact Andrey Bagrov, Assistant Professor at +46 720 08 85 50 or

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