Theory postdoc position in open many-body systems

(full-time, E 13 TV-L)

Reference no.: 2024/097. The start date is Nov 1st, 2024 or by agreement. The position is available initially for two years. In principle, this position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The AG Zilberberg Group at the University of Konstanz is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in strong correlations in open systems. The successful candidate will contribute to a collaborative and interdisciplinary research at the meeting points between out-of-equilibrium and many-body physics. The working language is English.

Your Responsibilities

    • Analyze the impact of an open system on quantum critical effects in mesoscopics. Examples include the realization of the Kondo effect using quantum computers in the NISQ era, or Kane-Fisher impurity in open quantum wires

Your Competencies

    • Candidates must hold a PhD in Physics with a focus on field theoretical tools and/or computational physics in many-body solid state
    • Experience in bosonization, Keldysh action and Tensor networks is a plus
    • We search for originality in research, as well as proven research experience, along with the ability to work independently and collaboratively

We Offer

    • Good development opportunities, extensive training and an attractive remuneration package
All Benefits

More information about the Department of Physics and details about staff benefits, please visit our webpages.

Questions can be directed to Prof. Dr. Oded Zilberberg via e-mail:, by phone: (+ 49 (0)7531 / 88 -4272) or Yolanda Fischer (Group Administrator) at

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents until 30 June 2024 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity, as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme. Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact, + 49 7531 88-4016).



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