University of Luxembourg

Postdoc on dynamics of quantum systems

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Position open for a 2-year postdoc in the group “Quantum Dynamics and Control” lead by Aurelia Chenu at the University of Luxembourg. See our group at:

Your Role...

The postdoc fellow will be working on dynamics of non-Hermitian quantum systems. The applicant should be a creative and motivated researcher with knowledge on one or all of the following: 

  • Many-body physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum dynamics
  • Stochastic processes

Your possible role: develop and characterize master equation for the description of open quantum systems.

1. Develop a simplified derivation of the commonly used master equation in the wave function picture

2. Develop a master equation for all coupling strengths

3. Characterize new master equations

You should be inclined towards analytical analysis, although numerics will be equally developed during the project. Knowing tools of stochastic and spectral analysis is an asset. You will be closely interacting with one PhD student.

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What we expect from you…

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • A high-quality PhD in Theoretical Physics
  • Solid knowledge of Quantum Mechanics
  • Good written and oral skills in English

We offer...

A dynamic research unit in a recently created, quickly growing University; excellent working conditions in an international and inspiring environment; together with opportunities to participate regularly in scientific activities in Luxembourg and abroad (seminars, summer schools, conferences, etc).

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Befristeter Vertrag 24 Monat
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Stunden pro Woche
  • Start date: Flexible
  • Job Reference: UOL05647 / ATTRACT postdoc

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 79095 full time

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Motivation letter, stating your experience and why you are interested in the position
  • Curriculum vitae (include year of birth)
  • Contact of two persons willing to send letters of recommendation

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technologyand Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of MathematicsPhysicsEngineeringComputer ScienceLife Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

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