The Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research <> (Stuttgart, Germany) invites applications for

          two PhD positions in theoretical condensed matter physics.

The successful candidates will work in the newly established group on novel quantum materials (group of Dr. Elio Koenig < within the department of quantum many-body theory (department led by Prof. Dr. Walter Metzner <>).

Research topics include signatures of topology and topological order in correlated materials (mesoscopic transport, quantum sensing, optics) as well as the study of artificial quantum many body systems (twistronics and analogue quantum computers of solid state systems).

Formal requirements: Master in physics or equivalent by the time of employment.

Skillset of the ideal candidate: Excellent grades. Basic knowledge of quantum many-body theory. Proficiency in English (German is not required).

Duration: The initial appointment is for 3 years.

Remuneration: Equivalent to 2/3 of EG13.

Application procedure: Please send a short cover letter and CV directly to .

Deadline: Applications are welcome until positions are filled.

Ideal starting time: Any time before February 2021.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.


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