Post-doc position
Ljubljana, 28 March 2017

Department of Theoretical Physics (F-1)
"Jozef Stefan" Institute
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Job Description

The Department of Theoretical Physics plans to fill a research staff (2-year tenure track) position in theoretical solid-state and statistical physics with a planned starting date in January of 2018. The position would become permanent after one year pending a positive evaluation of the candidate's research performance. We are interested in candidates at the post-doc or untenured assistant professor rank. The theoretical solid-state and statistical physics group has a long tradition in computationally intensive methods and the department provides its own facilities for high-performance computing. Areas of interest include strongly correlated electron systems, non-equilibrium systems, thermalisation of complex quantum systems, nanoscopic physics, and complex networks. Candidates are expected to have a strong research record in these or related areas.


- PhD in theoretical solid-state physics.
- International postdoctoral experience.
- A clear record of achievement in research at an international level over several years, revealed through published papers in leading journals, international conference presentations and career awards.
- Good interpersonal and written/oral English language communication skills.
- Demonstrable research plans for the medium and long term.
- Demonstrated ability to acquire external funding for research projects. Numerical skills and experience in intensive computing.


- Leadership in the field and experience of preforming independent research activities.
- Experience in the supervision and training of postgraduate students.
- Good management and interpersonal skills, with a willingness to share administrative tasks.


- Conduct original research within the field of solid-state physics and help to develop and maintain the long term strategy of the corresponding research groups at the Jožef Stefan Institute.
- Encourage and foster collaborations between the theory and experimental colleagues at the Jožef Stefan Institute, the Department of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Ljubljana and elsewhere in Slovenia and the local region.
- To acquire external funding for research projects.
- Carry out administrative duties related to the Departmentʼs research activities.
- Carry out occasional service duties as specified by the Head of Department.
- No formal teaching duties are associated with the position, but a successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in the organization of workshops, PhD schools and conferences.

The Jožef Stefan Institute functions as a primary center for fundamental research in Slovenia including theoretical and experimental high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and bio-physics. Many members of the Institute hold dual appointments with the Department of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Ljubljana. In addition to competitive funds for travel and computing, Jožef Stefan Institute research staff receive salaries and benefits (including pension) as public servants with salary levels based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Slovenia. Applicants from all countries are welcome. International applicants whose mother tongue is not English or Slovenian have to provide a proof of English proficiency. The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is the excellence of their research.

To guarantee full consideration applications should be received before April 15th, 2015.

Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information, please contact prof. dr. Janez Bonca, +386 41 324 796,

Applications should be submitted to and and should include:
- cover letter,
- statement of research interests,
- CV, including the list of publications,
- the names of two referees who will provide recommendation letters upon request.