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postdoc opening

Postdoc Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Application deadline: March 11, 2024 (late applications will be considered until position is filled)

Earliest starting date: September 2024

The position is limited to 2 years, with the possibility to extend by one more year (subject to available funding). 

Salary: Based on the salary group 13 TV-L FU.


The postdoc position is located in the Emmy-Noether group "Microscale and Nanoscale Physics of Topological Metals" led by Maxim Breitkreiz. The group is part of the Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems, currently consisting of the groups of Piet Brouwer, Felix von Oppen, Jens Eisert, Johannes Reuther, Christiane Koch, and Maxim Breitkreiz.
The research focus of the DCCQS is quantum-theoretical condensed matter physics in its fullest range.

The group is involved in the transregional Collaborative Research Center CRC 183 "Entangled States of Matter." The CRC links established scientists of the DCCQS, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and University of Cologne.
The embedding of the postdoc position in the DCCQS and the CRC offers an excellent research environment with particularly diverse opportunities for a creative research practice with international collaborations and research residencies.

Your tasks

  • Research within the field of theoretical physics
  • Contribute to the thematic focus on quantum anomalies in condensed matter and meso- and nanoscale physics of topological systems
  • Collaborate with internal and external research groups in experimental and theoretical physics

The position is intended for personal scientific qualification.

Your profile

  • University degree (M.Sc. level), preferably in theoretical physics
  • PhD or equivalent in theoretical physics


  • Excellent research results in theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Experience with topological states of matter
  • Willingness to collaborate with internal and external research groups in experimental and theoretical physics

Your Application

Application documents should include: cover letter, cv, research statement (research experience and planned research) send as a single PDF document, and three recommendation letters send directly from the referees. Please send the documents via email to Henrike Giebl: henrike.giebl@fu-berlin.de. 

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For information regarding research contact Maxim Breitkreiz (breitkr@physik.fu-berlin.de). For general information regarding application procedure contact Henrike Giebl (henrike.giebl@fu-berlin.de)