PostDoc position in Computational Many-body Physics

PostDoc position is available in the School of Physics and Engineering at the ITMO University in St Petersburg, Russia.


The project is devoted to development of a novel ab initio programming code for theoretical and numerical investigation of ultrafast nonlinear phenomena in many-electron systems (quantum materials, atomic clusters and molecules) from the first principles. The project will involve development of the theoretical methodology for description of dynamical exchange-correlations and dissipative effects in many-electron systems coupled to electromagnetic cavities, solving the coherent optimal control problems for many-electron systems under the influence of ultrashort electromagnetic pulses, implementation of the theoretical methodologies in the programming code in Python and carrying out first-principle calculations on supercomputing clusters. The candidate for PostDoc position should have PhD degree in Physics related area, experience of working with DFT packages and numerical calculations is highly desirable.

The project is supervised by Dr. Dmitry R. Gulevich and co-supervised by external collaborators Vasili Perebeinos (University of Buffalo, USA) and Ilya Tokatly (University of Basque Country, Spain).


Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized PhD degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future), preferably in Theoretical Physics, Computational Physics or Mathematics. The candidate should have a proven track record of excellence in research and experience in programming. 


  • young and professional team of Faculty employees, friendly environment;
  • active collaboration with leading researchers all over the world: USA, Europe, Asia and Australia;
  • opportunity to travel to international conferences, business trips to foreign colleagues, starting from the first year of PhD school;
  • fast professional growth;
  • opportunity of an increase in salary by winning PhD scholarships and grants during education. The actively working PhD students of our Faculty usually have high chances of success in such competitions;
  • strong corporate culture at the Faculty: weekly volleyball with colleagues, table tennis, New Year's corporate party, English courses, etc;
  • work in the historic center of St. Petersburg. 

PostDoc salary corresponds to PostDoc salary of international universities in Europe and the USA. 

The starting date is flexible, preferably in February 2022, but no later than Sept. 2022.

Duration of employment
The position is available till the 31st of December, 2021.

Saint Petersburg, Lomonosova street, 9