Research Fellow in Many-Body and Topological Quantum Systems

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Thursday, 27 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Do you have a background in topological systems or many-body physics?  Would you like to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

Applications are invited to work on an EPSRC funded project (Free-particle descriptions of topological quantum matter and many-body localisation) within the Theoretical Physics Group, in the School of Physics and Astronomy. You will work in collaboration with the groups of Prof Pachos and Dr Papic investigating interaction effects in quantum systems, with a particular emphasis on topological phases of matter, non-equilibrium physics and many-body localisation.

The project will involve the development of new theoretical and computational approaches to study the effect of interactions on the emergent properties of many-body systems. The job will involve collaborations within the group and with our international Project Partners. You will have the opportunity to work in both fundamental aspects of many-body physics as well as specialised applications.

You will have a PhD (or you will have submitted your thesis prior to taking up the appointment) in Theoretical Physics of topological systems, many-body systems or a closely related discipline. You will also have experience in modelling, analysis and computational skills and evidence of contributing to papers in internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journals or evidence of publishable research in progress.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Prof Jiannis Pachos, Reader in Theoretical Physics 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3817 or


Dr Zlatko Papic, Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3882 or

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Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Physics & Astronomy
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 March 2021 due to grant funding)
Closing Date:  Thursday 26 March 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSPA1009
Downloads:  Candidate Brief