Experimental postdoc position in ultracold quantum gases at ICFO, Barcelona

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Application deadline: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Ultracold Quantum Gases group, led by Leticia Tarruell, is inviting applications for one postdoctoral position in experimental AMO physics.

The research will focus on two-component Bose-Einstein condensates with tunable interactions. When these interactions compete such that the total mean-field energy practically cancels out, beyond mean-field effects dominate the behaviour of the system. We recently demonstrated the formation of self-bound liquid droplets stabilized by quantum fluctuations in this setting [Cabrera et al. Science 2018, Cheiney et al., PRL 2018], and plan to pursue this research direction in lower dimensions. We are also interested in exploring the combination of tunable interactions and a coherent coupling between the two components to generate density-dependent gauge fields.

For more details on our group and our research consult www.qge.icfo.es

We are looking for excellent and highly motivated candidates with a good background in both AMO and condensed-matter physics. A PhD in the field of ultracold atoms/ions or quantum optics is required. We provide access to excellent technical facilities and the possibility to work in a stimulating theoretical environment.

To apply, please send your CV and the name of two people who could provide letters of recommendation to Leticia Tarruell: leticia.tarruell@icfo.es

We aim at filling this position during 2019, but are flexible with the starting date. However, we encourage you to send an expression of interest or a full application as soon as possible.