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PhD position in the field of ultracold atomic gases or nuclear theory

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Warsaw University of Technology Poland PL

Nuclear Theory Group invites applications to fill one doctoral position in the field of nuclear theory or ultracold atomic gases. The successful candidate will be working on the description of dynamical properties of strongly interacting fermionic superfluids being far from equilibrium state. In particular, he/she is expected to pursue studies of dynamics of quantum atomic gases (vortex and soliton dynamics, quantum turbulence) and/or dynamics of neutron star interiors within the framework of the time- dependent density functional theory. We offer a unique opportunity to work on the most challenging problems related to superfluid dynamics of fermionic systems far from equilibrium. The complexity of the problem poses novel computational challenges. Inevitably, high performance computing (HPC) will be the essential part of the research. Presently we use the fastest computing systems available for open science, like Piz Daint (CSCS, Switzerland), Titan (ORNL, USA) and Tsubame3.0 (GSIC Center, Japan). The candidate will also be partly involved in the software development for such systems. The research will be conducted in collaboration with our partners from USA and Japan.


Applicants must have a M.Sc. degree, or foreign equivalent, and some experience in nuclear theory or condensed matter theory. We are looking for a candidate with basic knowledge of methods of many body quantum mechanics. Prospective candidate should have an interest in computational methods, and their application to solve physical problems. Knowledge of parallel programming techniques (OpenMP, MPI) or CUDA technology will be an advantage.

Employment conditions:

Employment status: Full-time, position starts March 1, 2020.
Salary: 4,500 PLN per month (scholarship).
The successful candidate will be employed as a research assistant within the project: Low-energy nuclear processes within time dependent density functional theory (National Science Center grant). It is expected that the candidate will defend his/her Ph.D. thesis within 4 years.

Application details:

Applications including CV, publication list and research statement should be submitted to
Please include the subject 'phd student' in your email. Recommendation letter sent by supervisor of M.Sc. thesis is expected.
Please include in your application the following statement: "In accordance with the personal data protection act from the 29th of August 1997, I hereby agree to process and to store my personal data by the Institution for recruitment purposes".

The candidate will be selected according rules of awarding scientific scholars in research projects funded by Polish National Center Science:
For more information contact Piotr Magierski, email:
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