The Division of Condensed Matter Theory
of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
seeks candidates for the position of a
Research Group Leader.
Candidates should have a strong postdoctoral research track record and
are expected to build and lead a group to pursue a high-quality
research programme. Current research interests within the Division
of Condensed Matter Theory
range from strongly correlated Fermions and Bosons in and out of
equilibrium via topological phases of matter to quantum computation
and information theory.
We particularly welcome original proposals which lie outside this set
of topics and which may involve related scientific disciplines.
provides a stimulating
environment due to an active workshop program and a broad range of
research activities ranging from the study of cold plasmas to
biological physics. The position has a flexible starting date and is
for a five-year period with the possibility of renewal. Remuneration
is competitive (TVöD 15) and generous funds are available for hiring
post-docs and PhD students.
Please send your CV, publication list and a description of research accomplishments
and future plans to Prof. R. Moessner (mentioning
RGL17, preferably as one file by
e-mail), and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent.
We especially encourage women to apply. Consideration of applications
will start immediately until the position is filled; for primary consideration
please submit all materials by 15 January 2017.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing
more individuals with disabilities, who in the case of
equal qualifications will take precedence.
The Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden
announces the opening of one or several Postdoctoral Positions
in the area of condensed matter theory, to work with Roderich
Moessner, Jens Bardarson, Anne Nielsen, Takashi Oka and Markus Heyl.
areas of research
range from strongly correlated Fermions
and Bosons in and out of equilibrium, transport in quantum matter,
frustrated systems and topological phases of matter, via
computational many-body physics, to quantum computation and
The Institute provides a
stimulating environment due to an active in-house workshop
program and a broad range of other research activities.
Strong experimental groups are nearby, in particular in the neighbouring Max Planck Institute for
Chemical Physics of Solids.
To apply for a position, please fill the online application form
and upload your application package (cover letter, curriculum vitae,
list of publications, statement of research interests and research
proposal as well as the three most relevant publications) in one
pdf file. Please arrange for at least two letters of reference to be
sent by January 15, 2017 preferably to be submitted in pdf format online; or by e-mail to the Visitors with
subject line CMpd17; or by regular mail: Max Planck Institute
for the Physics of Complex Systems, Visitors Program,
Nöthnitzer Str. 38, 01187 Dresden, Germany.
The Max Planck Institute aims to increase the number of women in
scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore particularly
encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualifications, candidates
with disabilities will take precedence.
Long and short visits to MPI-PKS
An outstanding feature of MPI-PKS is that -- besides the usual support
for Ph.D. and postdoctoral work -- we are very flexible
in providing opportunities for scientific visits of differing lengths,
for instance in the framework of
sabbaticals or several-month programmes of collaborative
The condensed matter division of MPI-PKS greatly welcomes
requests and proposals for scientific visits and collaborations
in this framework.
in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. Deadline for applications
Nov. 10, 2017
We welcome proposals from established scientists to carry
out their sabbatical work here. The in-house research and
workshop programme at the institute creates an attractive
environment for sabbatical research.
The MPIPKS hosts one or two Advanced Study Groups each year.
Each group consists of several scientists working on a
focused, cutting-edge, theme. The group will attract
further shorter term visitors for seminars, lectures,
discussions and other meetings.
More generally, we accommodate a range of scientific visits
of varying periods. If you are considering such a visit,
please contact either the Visitors Programme directly, or
the scientist you expect to collaborate with, or both.
Potential organizers of an Advanced Study Group should first
contact the Director (Secretary).