Research Fellow in Quantum Many-Body Physics

University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
£35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Do you have a background in many-body physics, cold atoms or topological phases of matter?

Would you like to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities?

Applications are invited to work on the 'New paradigms of order amidst quantum chaos' project funded by Leverhulme Trust. You will work within the Theoretical Physics Group , in the School of Physics and Astronomy, as part of the research team of Dr Papic .

The project will involve the development of new theoretical and computational approaches to study dynamics of strongly interacting quantum systems, in the context of condensed matter physics and/or ultracold atomic systems. The focus of the project is the phenomenon of quantum many-body scars, as well as related dynamical phenomena in the context of many-body localisation and topologically ordered systems. The job will involve collaborations within the group, e.g. with the group of Prof Pachos , as well as with our international collaborators.

You will have a PhD (or you will have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment) in many-body quantum systems, broadly defined. You will also have experience in modelling, analysis and computational skills and evidence of contributing to papers in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals or evidence of publishable research in progress.

This role be based on the University campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

What we offer in return
  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) - That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance- the University contributes 21.6% of salary
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Zlatko Papic , Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3882 or email:

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