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We are always interested in highly motivated students who would like to work theoretically on modern topics in the field of quantum physics. Interested applicants should contact Dario Bercioux for an informal discussion to assess the opportunities available in our group.

Students seeking a Master or Project Work should directly contact Dario Bercioux or a member of the group. 

Take also a look at the internship opportinities at the DIPC.

Currently available openings are:

I am looking for two postdoctoral fellows to fill two vacancies related to quantum technology. The two positions are part of a broader endeavour of the DIPC about quantum technology.

Specifically, the positions are associated with the following topics:

1.Correlation effects in analogue quantum simulators 

Analogue quantum simulators are unique systems that allow studying a quantum system using another more controllable quantum system as implementing platform. For example, the case of cold atoms in optical lattices have been extensively studied so far to investigate the properties of correlated and topological phases. In recent years, a new platform for analogue quantum simulators emerged. This platform consists of a patterned lattice on the surface state of an electron gas. New experimental techniques allow nowadays to explore the effects of electron correlations in this platform. 

In this particular call, we are searching for a solid candidate to conduct theoretical research on quantum simulation in condensed matter and ultra-cold atom platforms in close collaboration with Dario Bercioux and Miguel A. Cazalilla. 

The applicants should have demonstrated research experience in the field of strongly correlated systems (quantum magnetism, low-dimensional systems, superconductivity, and related topics) and some working knowledge of the effects of spin-orbit or synthetic gauge fields. 


  1. PhD in Physics or equivalent. 
  2. The candidate should have demonstrated research experience in the fields of interest. Experience with analytical methods such as quantum field theory, mean-field theory approaches, and/or numerical techniques such as Density-matrix renormalization group/Tensor Networks or Quantum Montecarlo will be valued. 

You can apply at the following here.

2. Non-conventional quantum annealers

Josephson junctions systems have been used for implementing successful quantum bits (qubits). In this contest, qubits are realized by constructing superconducting quantum interferometer devices (SQUIDs). These qubits can be implemented in a universal quantum computer or in a quantum annealer to solve a particular subset of quantum problems.

In this particular call, we are searching for a candidate to conduct theoretical research on the design of quantum annealers based on non-conventional superconducting circuits and new quantum materials. The candidate will collaborate with Dario Bercioux, Miguel A. Cazalilla and Sebastian Bergeret (CFM-CSIC). 


  1. PhD in Physics or equivalent. 
  2. The candidate should have demonstrated research experience in the theory of quantum transport and knowledge on superconductivity. 

You can apply at the following here.

Experience in teamwork and collaboration with experimental groups will also be positively evaluated for both positions. 

About the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC): 

The DIPC was created in 1999 to promote and catalyse basic research oriented towards material science and solid-state physics and is now pursuing research lines on electronic properties at the nanoscale, surface physics, photonics and quantum optics, and soft-matter physics. It is a joint initiative between the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU), the Basque Government and private sponsors and is a Basque Excellence Research Centre (BERC). The DIPC is situated on the Ibaeta Campus of the University of the Basque Country among an agglomeration of scientific and technological centers and in a lively scientific and student environment. The institute is at a walking distance from CIC Nanogune and the material physics center (CFM-MPC) of the Spanish research council (CSIC), and all three centers are strongly connected by many and deep collaborations and profit from the synergies between them.

General requirements for applicants:

Post-doc Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and need a strong background in the following areas: quantum transport physics, light-matter interaction. Spanish language proficiency is not necessary. The candidate is expected to work together with and help to advise graduate and undergratuate students.

Ph. D. Candidates need to hold a masters (or equivalent) degree, preferably in physics or nanosciences. Some prior experience in (theoretical) physics would be helpful. Spanish language proficiency is not necessary. Graduate students are expected to work together with postdoctoral fellows as well as other graduate and undergraduate students.

To apply, please email a curriculum vitae, publications and/or a thesis, names and contact information of referees, as well as a short motivation letter to Dario Bercioux.

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