Post-doctoral position on simulating gauge, ICFO, Spain

Postdoctoral Position in ICFO

Post-doctoral position on simulating gauge: ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated, and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment. The successful candidate will join the Ultracold Quantum Gases group led by Prof. Dr. Leticia Tarruell to work on simulating gauge theories with Rydberg atom arrays.

Post-doctoral position on simulating gauge theories with Rydberg atom arrays

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area:
Simulating gauge theories with Rydberg atom arrays, Ultracold Quantum Gases

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels, Spain

Candidates must hold, at the time of contract initiation, an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) in Physics or closely related fields. The candidate should have a proven track record of experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Experience with Rydberg atoms and/or ultracold quantum gases is strongly desirable.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will:

  • Join a small team of Master, PhD students, and postdocs.
  • Play a leading role in the development of the new experimental apparatus based on arrays of strontium atoms trapped in decorated tweezer arrays.
  • Plan and perform the first experiments on simulating lattice gauge theories in two and three spatial dimensions.
  • Collaborate within the European QuantERA project DYNAMITE (From Dynamical Gauge Fields to Lattice Gauge Theory).

The group has previous experimental experience on the simulation of gauge theories with ultracold atoms [Nature 608, 293 (2022)]. This position is supported through several theoretical collaborations within the project.

ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

How to Apply:
Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

  • Presentation letter with a declaration of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae, including contact details
  • The contact e-mail of two potential referees

Candidates will be assessed as they apply and the call will remain open until the suitable candidate is identified. Candidates may contact for formal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to For updated information about ICFO, please visit ICFO website.

Last Date for Apply:
Until positions are filled.



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