Postdoc in theoretical atomic physics

New Phystech team invites young scientists with a PhD degree to join our team. 

The group’s scientific interests:

  • relativistic theory of atoms and molecules;
  • quantum electrodynamics;
  • highly charged ions;
  • search for new physics in precision experiments.


What you will do:

  • work on scientific tasks within the framework of ongoing projects;
  • plan new projects and apply for grants;
  • write and publish scientific papers;
  • coordinate the work of undergraduate and graduate students;
  • participate in educational activities.


What you should have:

  • PhD in physics or mathematics;
  • research experience in one of the closely related areas of theoretical physics: atomic physics, quantum field theory, quantum computer science, quantum chemistry;
  • publications in highly ranked journals (IF > 2), including first author publications;
  • experience in application for grants and participation in projects;
  • English language skills at least B2 (Upper-Intermediate);
  • programming skills (Python / C / Fortran / Mathematica).

An extra advantage will be:

  • independent project management;
  • talks at international conferences;
  • working abroad experience in this field.


What we offer you:

  • a young and professional faculty team;
  • participation in publications in top-rated journals;
  • trips to international conferences and internships;
  • participation in ITMO scientific events and communication with a wide community of experts;
  • opportunities for increased salary through individual grants;
  • work in the historical center of St. Petersburg;
  • bonuses for ITMO University employees:
    • sports activities;
    • foreign language cources;
    • recreation in a country health center;
    • social events for employees and their families.

The application for the position should contain:

  • CV including the list of publications;
  • cover letter indicating your current interests and plans;
  • letter of recommendation from a supervisor, team leader or other expert in the field.