Postdoc position in Solid State Physics group

There is an opening for a Ph.D. and/or Postdoc positions at Jozef Stefan Institute as a part of a funding program of Slovenian Research Fund (ARRS). The candidate will focus on the nonequilibrium quantum dynamics to study problems at the interface of theoretical condensed matter physics, strongly correlated systems, and statistical physics within the Department of Theoretical physics. We will strongly encourage close collaboration with the experimental group of Prof. Dragan Mihailovic – Department of Complex Materials to apply the theoretical description to  the state-of-the-art experimental techniques, like ultra-fast optical response and scanning tunneling microscopy.

The starting date is flexible (preferably in the beginning of 2021) without a particular deadline for the application. The appointment will initially be for 3.5 years for the Ph.D. and for two years for the PostDoc, with the possibility of negotiable extensions.

The project involves the development of theoretical and computation approaches to describe strongly correlated quantum materials out of equilibrium. During the Ph.D. work, the candidate will develop analytical and numerical skills from the nonequilibrium field theory, in particular the Keldysh formalism, and their application to realistic setups. For the Postdoc, the knowledge of these skills will be a plus. The detailed program will be discussed with the candidate and could include the following directions:

  • Photo-doped states in strongly correlated systems (Mott insulators, quantum magnetism, excitonic insulators, etc. )

  • Application of time-dependent many-body techniques (DMFT, GW) to realistic materials

  • Metastability in correlated systems

  • Dynamics in polaronic systems (Holstein and Peierls problems)

  • Development of numerical tools for nonequilibrium field theory (Keldysh formalism) as a part of the open-source project NESSi

    Candidates should have a degree in Physics, as well as excellent skills in theoretical and computation physics (knowledge of C++ is a plus). Your application should include a curriculum vitae, a short state- ment about your research interests and publications (including Bachelor and Master university grades or PhD theses if available), and be sent by e-mail as a single pdf file attachment to Dr. Denis Golez (

    Related openings at Jozef Stefan Institute are:
    Driven quantum matter, lead by Dr Zala Lenarcic
    Electronic transport in realistic material, lead by Dr Jernej Mravlje