Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in Condensed Matter Theory

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Chemistry Solid State Research & Material Sciences Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: 30.23

Job offer from October 18, 2023

The MPI-FKF is an internationally renowned institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science with a staff of 400 working in the field of fundamental research in chemistry and physics.

We seek applicants for a postdoctoral research position in the group for correlated phases of quantum materials led by Laura Classen at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF) in Stuttgart, Germany.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Condensed Matter Theory

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are interested in quantum phase transitions and non-Fermi-liquid behavior in correlated electron systems, including quantum criticality in metals and Dirac materials.

Candidates should have the following qualifications

  • Ph.D. in theoretical physics
  • Experience with quantum field theory methods
  • Very good publication record in a relevant research field

The position is available as of September 2024 with anticipated duration of two years. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees).

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 society endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.


Interested candidates are asked to apply by Dec 23, 2023, however applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please send an application letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a brief research statement as one pdf, and arrange for
two recommendation letters to be sent to:

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