Jean-Sébastien Caux

Current Job Openings

PhD Positions (start around 09/2018)

UvA 17-647

Two 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 2018.

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. Useful qualifications include for position 1: a good working knowledge of integrability; for position 2, knowledge and experience with state-of-the-art computational methods including machine learning.

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 €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the last year. The Collective Employment Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities is applicable.

Interested applicants should fill in the online application form including in particular:

  • CV
  • list of grades (with other potentially pertinent material such as Master's thesis)
  • contact details for 2 referees (who will be contacted directly).
Further particulars are available upon request to

Review of applications will begin on 31 March 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. The closing date is 10 April 2018.