PhD position at the Department for theoretical physics (F-1) of Jozef Stefan Institute (JSI), Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Department for theoretical physics (F-1) of Jozef Stefan Institute (JSI, www.ijs.si) in Ljubljana is inviting applications for a PhD position, starting in October 2019 (or earlier).

The successful candidate will work in the field of computational physics with an emphasis on applications to quantum devices, such as hybrid semiconductor-superconductor nanostructures, cold-atom systems, and non-homogeneous strongly-correlated materials. The project led by Rok Zitko will involve a close collaboration with experimental groups both in Ljubljana and abroad, as well as other researchers from the Department for theoretical physics. The funding is available for 3.5-4 years. Tuition fee at the University of Ljubljana is covered, and the students are salaried employees of the Institute. We provide a desktop computer, a travel allowance, as well as full access to HPC facilities.

Applicants should have prior experience with programming and solid-state/condensed-matter physics. Good skills in Mathematica, Python and/or C++ are highly desired. We value passion about fundamental research and openness to interdisciplinary collaborations. Fluency in written and spoken English is expected.

Informal enquires can be sent to Rok Zitko (rok.zitko@ijs.si) already now. Please include a CV and a brief description of why you would like to work with us. Formal application dead-line is expected to be in June 2019.

Sincerely, Rok Zitko