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Research Fellow in Quantum Many-Body Physics

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?

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated researcher 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, either in the context of condensed matter physics or ultracold atomic systems. The focus of the project is non-ergodic dynamics which leads to the phenomenon of quantum many-body scars, as well as related 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 many of 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: 

Further information

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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)
Release Date:  Wednesday 15 April 2020
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 May 2020
Reference:  EPSPA1011
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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