Research Fellow in Quantum Many-Body Physics

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7072386 (Ref:EPSPA1020)

Posted: November 20, 2020

Job Description

Do you have a background in many-body physics, cold atoms or topological phases of matter?  Would you like to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

Applications are invited to work on a project Quantum many-body scars funded by Leverhulme Trust. You will work within the Theoretical Physics Group, in the School of Physics and Astronomy, as part of the research team of Dr Papic

The project will involve the development of new theoretical and computational approaches to study dynamics of strongly interacting quantum systems, in the context of condensed matter physics and/or ultracold atomic systems. The focus of the project is the phenomenon of quantum many-body scars, as well as related dynamical phenomena in the context of many-body localisation and topologically ordered systems (e.g., fractons). The job will involve collaborations within the group, e.g., with the group of Prof Pachos, as well as with our international collaborators. 

You will have a PhD (or you will have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment) in many-body quantum systems, broadly defined. You will also have experience in modelling, analysis and computational skills and evidence of contributing to papers in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals or evidence of publishable research in progress.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Zlatko Papic, Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3882  or email: z.papic@leeds.ac.uk 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Physics & Astronomy
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions an appointment will not be made above £38,017 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years (grant funding), to start by October 2021)
Release Date:  Wednesday 18 November 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 January 2021
Reference:  EPSPA1020


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