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PhD and Postdoc positions on dissipative quantum many-body theory

Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

The Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for

Postdoctoral Positions
(Salary Group 13 TV-L)

to be filled on 1 October 2014 or on a later date for a duration of one year with a possible extension and for

PhD Candidates
(Salary Group 13 TV-L, 75%)

to be filled on 1 October 2014 or on a later date for a duration of three years.

Job description
The openings are within the research group of Dr. Hendrik Weimer and are funded by the Volkswagen Foundation within the project "Quantum States on Demand". The successful candidates are expected to work on projects focussed on quantum many-body physics, dissipative quantum systems, quantum information, quantum optics, Rydberg atoms, ultracold polar molecules, and nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond. The projects include possibilities for collaboration with leading experimental groups. PhD candidates can participate in the DFG Research Training Group "Fundamentals and applications of ultra- cold matter".

Applicants must hold a PhD degree (for Postdoctoral positions) or a Master degree or equivalent (for PhD candidates) or must obtain the degree prior to beginning of employment. Previous experience in one or more of the above research areas is desired, preferentially combined with strong numerical skills.
Part-time employment is possible. As an equal opportunities employer, the Leibniz Universität Hannover wishes to support women and men in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

For further information, please contact Dr. Hendrik Weimer, email:

Please send your application including CV, list of publications, statement of research interest and contact details of two potential referees by 25 July 2014 to:

Closing Date
25 Jul 2014

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