Open PhD and postdoc positions

I am currently looking for a PhD student and a postdoc in the field of theoretical condensed-matter physics. Possible research topics include topological insulators, one-dimensional quantum systems, as well as nonequilibrium transport in quantum systems.

The candidates should enjoy challenging, mostly analytical calculations. Among the techniques we use most frequently for our research are nonequilibrium Green's functions and bosonization. At the same time, skills in programming languages for numerical calculations are an advantage. The positions offer competitive salaries, as well as funds for visiting schools, workshops, and conferences.

The University of Luxembourg was founded in 2003 and is among the youngest research universities in Europe. The country and the city offer a high quality of life and a very multicultural environment. While the three official languages of the university (English, German, and French) make it a very attractive place for people eager to learn a foreign language, good English skills are sufficient for communication. Research at the physics department focuses exclusively on condensed-matter physics, and offers scope for collaborations with other theoretical and experimental research groups. More information can be found at physics.uni.lu.

The review of applications will start immediately and the positions will remain open until filled. For the PhD position, the candidate should hold a Master's degree in physics. For the postdoc position, a PhD in physics is a requirement. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a short statement about their research interests, copies of all relevant certificates, as well as the coordinates of two possible referees. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview or will be interviewed by phone.

If you are interested in one of the positions in our group and have further questions, please contact me directly at thomas.schmidt@uni.lu. You can use the following online forms for your application: