Postdoctoral position in Quantum particle dynamics and Quantum electrodynamics

The Faculty of Physics of ITMO University invites a postdoc to join the team and work in the area of Quantum particle dynamics and electrodynamics.
Within this position, the postdoc will develop theoretical models in particle physics, with emphasis on quantum electrodynamics with non-Gaussian particle packets («twisted» particles with orbital angular momentum, Airy beams, quantum superpositions – the Schrodinger cat states, etc.) Working experience and published papers in atomic physics and/or quantum optics would be an advantage. The postdoc will also carry out modelling in a software package (e.g., Mathematica), write scientific papers and present at international conferences.
The Faculty of Physics of ITMO University is a creative synergy of professors, ambitious researchers and students. Our team began as a small laboratory and has grown into a large scientific center in 10 years of collaborative work. Today, we work in advanced research areas and implement relevant educational programs.


  • Attracting financing, both individually and together with colleagues (applying for grants, search for commercial partners);
  • Publishing scientific papers;
  • Participation in educational activities, supervising students;
  • Planning and organizing works on projects; 
  • Talks at conferences and seminars;
  • Willingness to lead a grant team would be an advantage.


  • A PhD degree (or a Russian degree: Candidate of physical and mathematical sciences);
  • Working experience in theoretical physics: high energy physics, quantum electrodynamics, atomic physics, quantum optics;
  • Skills in software packages, for instance, MATLAB / Comsol/ CST/ Python programming skills are not necessary, but they would be an advantage; 
  • Experience of supervising students and/or PhD students; 
  • Experience of presenting at conferences;
  • Knowledge of English: B2 (Upper-Intermediate) or a higher level; 
  • Information analysis skills and decision-making skills, pursuit of excellence; 
  • Being proactive and result-oriented;  
  • Papers published in high-rated journals (IF > 3), including papers as a first author (1-2 per year) or as a corresponding author;
  • Experience in submitting grant applications and leading grants;
  • Working experience abroad is desirable. 


  • Friendly young team;
  • Interaction with acclaimed experts in subject areas;
  • Continuous development and growth, and opportunities to move forward;
  • Opportunity to propose new ideas and be heard;
  • Corporate English classes for the employees;
  • Work in the historic center of St. Petersburg;
  • Annual paid leave;
  • Social package: official employment, holidays in the corporate country recreation center, activities and events for employees and their children, etc.

In your response, please provide: 

  • A cover letter with a description of your research experience and current research interests;
  • CV;
  • List of published papers;
  • Recommendations from a research team leader (from the place of PhD thesis defense, from the previous job, or from professors/researchers of an outside organization).

Please send your applications to in a single PDF file. 

Net salary from 150 thousand rubles according to interview results
1-3 years

Russia, St. Petersburg, Lomonosova str. 9