The University of Amsterdam is offering Experimental Postdoc position for the year 2017. Applicants from the Netherlands are eligible to apply for this position.

The optical spectroscopy lab at the van der Waals – Zeeman institute for experimental physics at the University of Amsterdam offers a postdoctoral fellowship for the duration of 2 years in close collaboration with the newly established QuSoft research center for quantum software.

The University of Amsterdam is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands.


Scholarship Type

Position is available to pursue the postdoctoral program within the Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics.

Eligible Courses

Position is awarded in the field of Quantum information for Quantum Matter


Value of Award

The appointment will be for the duration of three years. The monthly gross salary will range between €3,037 and €4,028 (scale 10 according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities) based on a full-time appointment. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions.



Applicant Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.

Candidates should have a strong background in (experimental) strongly correlated electron physics. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in optical spectroscopy or other experience with other spectroscopic techniques.

Nationality: Applicants from the Netherlands are eligible to apply for this position.


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email. To process your application immediately, please quote vacancy number 17-011 and the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. Applications must include (in a single PDF attachment):

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A motivation letter that explains why you have chosen to apply for this specific position with a statement of your research experience and interests and how these relate to this project.
  • A list of publications (or link to Google Scholar profile).
  • Title and summary of your PhD thesis.
  • (URLs pointing to) your top two publications.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.



Application Deadline: The formal closing date is March 1, 2017.

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