PhD Student Researcher position, Theory of Electron Transport in Superconducting Devices


Position Type: PhD position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at Autonomous University of Madrid.

Topic:  Electronic transport in superconducting devices in order to design novel applications for quantum technologies.

Duration: 3 – 4 years.

Principal Investigator: Pablo Burset
Requirements: Physics Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree (or equivalent).
Annual salary: around 18 000€ before taxes.
When to apply: As soon as possible.
How to apply: Please e-mail your application directly to group leader Dr. Pablo Burset. The applications must include the following attachments as one single PDF document in English:
  1.  A motivation letter, max. 2 pages.
  2.  CV including a list of publications.
  3.  Contact details of at least two referees or, if available, two letters of recommendation.

Approximate starting date: September 2021.

For more info: contact me at

Description of the project:

Candidates will work on theoretical problems related to electronic transport in superconducting devices in order to design novel applications for quantum technologies. The candidates will join a research group that specializes in both analytical and numerical computations to microscopically describe advanced materials such as topological insulators, graphene, and quantum dots, and their interaction with superconductivity and magnetism in hybrid junctions. The Autonomous University of Madrid is one of the main universities in the sunny capital of Spain. Our group belongs to both the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and the Condensed Matter Physics Center IFIMAC. Both positions are funded by the Community of Madrid through the project “Electron Quantum Optics with Superconducting Devices”.

We welcome candidates who enjoy pen and paper calculations and a bit of coding, and have a broad understanding of electronic transport phenomena in solids. We further appreciate willingness to travel, teach and mentor, collaborate and communicate science.

The Autonomous University of Madrid reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, and to reopen the application process. Candidates will be selected in a public, international, and equal-opportunity competition, keeping in mind that women and minorities are under-represented in Physics. We encourage female researchers to apply.

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