We have an opening for a two-year postdoctoral position in the Mesoscopic Quantum Physics group (Rodolfo A. Jalabert and Dietmar Weinmann) of the Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (France). The position is funded by the French ANR in the framework of a collaboration with the Laboratoire de Physique et Modélisation des Milieux Condensés of Grenoble (Denis Basko and Robert Whitney).
The candidate will theoretically explore how and where dissipation occurs in quantum transport through nanostructures, when such transport is known to be « non-local ». He/she will use modelling of local probes of nanoscale systems to address fundamental questions of quantum thermodynamics.
This project is motivated by recent experimental breakthroughs in local probes that have given unprecedented spatial resolution on where such dissipation occurs, and require quantitative theoretical analysis.
We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics, preferably with a focus on mesoscopic physics, quantum electronic transport, heat transport in nano-systems, quantum thermodynamics, and/or modelization of local probes. Our team is dedicated to equal opportunities employment, and committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for the postdoc.
The targeted starting date is during the first half of the year 2021. The postdoc will be based in Strasbourg, and the collaboration implies regular working meetings at Strasbourg and Grenoble. Applications sent before 15 December 2020 will be preferentially treated. They should be emailed to Dietmar Weinmann <email@example.com>.