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PhD positions

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The theory division at the physics department of the University Osnabrück invites applications for

3 PhD positions (f/m)

(salary group E 13, 50%)

in the working group "Quantum thermodynamics" of Prof. Dr. Gemmer (position 1 and 3) and in the working group "Transport and relaxation in many-body systems" of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Steinigeweg (position 2). Each position is available for 3 years and starts at the earliest date possible.

Description of Responsibilities:

Position 1 and 2:

  • Participation in the research activities of the working groups and the recently established DFG Research Unit FOR 2692 "Fundamental aspects of statistical mechanics and the emergence of thermodynamics in non-equilibrium systems" (see www.FOR2692.de). These activities focus on the theoretical investigation of non-equilibrium processes in quantum systems and include the microscopic description of many-particle dynamics as well as fundamental aspects of thermalization and equilibration.
  • Teaching responsibilities of two semester periods per week
  • The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work towards a PhD.

Position 3:

  • Participation in the research activities of the working groups and the recently established DFG Research Unit FOR 2692 "Fundamental aspects of statistical mechanics and the emergence of thermodynamics in non-equilibrium systems" (see www.FOR2692.de). These activities focus on the theoretical investigation of non-equilibrium processes in quantum systems and include the microscopic description of many-particle dynamics as well as fundamental aspects of thermalization and equilibration.
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work towards a PhD outside working hours.

Required Qualifications:

  • The candidate must have completed university studies of physics with
    • very good or excellent final degree
    • master thesis in theoretical physics
  • Experience with models and analytical or numerical methods/theories such as
    • lattice models of interacting spins, fermions, or bosons
    • advanced time-dependent perturbation theory
    • state-of-the-art diagonalization techniques
    • random matrix theory
    • pure state quantum statistical mechanics
    • fluctuation theorems
  • Knowledge of a programming language such as C/C++ or Fortran
  • Soft skills in the context of scientific writing and presentation including knowledge of the typesetting language LaTeX
  • English fluently spoken and written

We offer the candidate:

  • An interesting scientific environment and a cooperative working atmosphere
  • Participation in international collaborations and the DFG Research Unit FOR 2692
  • Optimal computational resources

The University Osnabrück has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their family and work life.

The university aspires to ensure equal opportunities for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made.

If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.

Please submit your application with the usual documents (including cover letter, CV, and certificates) by 20. April 2018 to Mrs. Stork-Bohmann lana.stork-bohmann[at]uos.de (secretary). We look forward to receiving your application.

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