Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Driven Many-Body Quantum Systems

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Driven Many-Body Quantum Systems. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years.

This project is a targeted research effort supported by the ERC, with the aim of developing theoretical approaches to deterministically control ordered states of strongly correlated electron materials, also referred to as “quantum” or “complex” materials. The successful candidate will theoretically investigate coherent optical control of lattice dynamics with strong field THz transients for their ability to generate and stabilise superconductive phases of matter.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics, mathematics or a related field, and have a strong background and expertise in driven non-equilibrium dynamics of strongly correlated many-body quantum systems, superconductivity and/or transport phenomena, and possess a strong research track and publication record. Previous experience in numerical work will be an advantage. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Dieter Jaksch (

You will also be asked to upload statements about (i) your research interests and how they align with the project and (ii) on how your expertise fulfils the above selection criteria, and a CV including a complete list of publications highlighting the five publications most relevant for the post. Two academic references should be sent directly by email to Monika Porada ( by the closing date.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 15 December 2016 can be considered.

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