Jean-Sébastien Caux

Current Job Openings

Postdoctoral Position (start around 09/2017)

UvA 17-110

A two-year postdoctoral position is available at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Amsterdam, in the group of prof. J.-S. Caux, starting around September 2017.

This position is part of an ongoing initiative aiming to develop nonperturbative methods for in- and out-of-equilibrium systems in low dimensions, in the context of quantum magnetism, cold atoms and nanoscale solid-state systems. Exceptional candidates with a PhD in theoretical physics and a strong background in integrability and the Bethe Ansatz, field theory, bosonization and numerical methods are particularly encouraged to apply.

The full-time appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years, renewable for a third year. The monthly gross salary will range between €3,037 and €4,028 (scale 10 according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities) based on a full-time appointment. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

Interested applicants should email a CV and short research statement (with other potentially pertinent material such as PhD thesis) bearing the vacancy number (17-110) in the subject line to application-science@uva.nl, as well as to J.S.Caux@uva.nl, and arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to the same address. Further particulars are available upon request.

Review of applications will begin on 27 March 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. The closing date is 10 April 2017.

PhD Positions

UvA 17-111

A number of four-year PhD positions are available at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Amsterdam, in the group of prof. J.-S. Caux, starting around September 2017.

These positions are part of an ongoing initiative aiming to develop nonperturbative methods for in- and out-of-equilibrium systems in low dimensions, in the context of quantum magnetism, cold atoms and nanoscale solid-state systems. Exceptional candidates with a keen interest in quantum condensed matter theory and a strong theoretical background are particularly encouraged to apply.

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduates.

Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,191 in the first year to €2,801 in the last year. The Collective Employment Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities is applicable.

Interested applicants should email a CV and list of grades (with other potentially pertinent material such as Master's thesis) to application-science@uva.nl bearing the vacancy number (17-111) in the subject line, as well as to J.S.Caux@uva.nl, and arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent to the same address. Further particulars are available upon request.

Review of applications will begin on 27 March 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. The closing date is 10 April 2017.