PhD position in non-equilibrium quantum many-body physics

We announce the opening of one PhD position in non-equilibrium many-body theory in the Institute of Physics at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz to work in the group of Jun. Prof. Dr. J. Marino (

The PhD student will be an integral part of a new team of researchers covering a broad range of topics including quantum statistical physics, condensed-matter theory, and quantum many-body optics in far-from-equilibrium conditions.

We seek motivated, skilled and highly independent students to join our team. Research focuses on non-equilibrium quantum many-body systems, ranging from strongly correlated dynamical states of open quantum systems, to driven-dissipative and dynamical phase transitions, encompassing quantum thermalisation, pre-thermalisation, and ergodicity, under the long-term perspective of searching for principles of universality in out-of-equilibrium quantum physics.

The group is involved in collaborations with Harvard University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the ICTP/SISSA system of Trieste, and several research centres and universities in Germany.

The physics institute at JGU Mainz is a stimulating environment with broad range of research activities, including experiments on trapped ions, spintronics, strong-light matter interactions in fibres, and ultrafast phenomena in correlated electron systems.

The prospective group members should hold a MSc or equivalent diploma at the time of the appointment. Review of the applications will start immediately, until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible and can be negotiated.

Interested applicants should send application material including: 1) CV; 2) the names and e-mail contacts of Referees; and 3) a transcript of records of their bachelor and master studies; to When sending applications, please use the subject line “Non-equilibrium PhD position application”.

The Johannes Gutenberg University is committed to increasing the proportion of women in science and research and therefore encourages women to apply.
Disabled persons with suitable qualifications will be considered preferentially.