Research group led by Prof. Dmitry Abanin is looking for one or more highly motivated postdoctoral scientists in theoretical condensed matter physics. Our group conducts research in quantum many-body physics, including graphene and other topological materials, quantum transport, and highly non-equilibrium phenomena in quantum systems.

University of Geneva has a strong effort in condensed matter theory and experiment, led by groups of Profs. T. Giamarchi, A. Morpurgo, J.-M. Triscone, C. Renner, D. van der Marel, and others.
The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal up to 3 years. The candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent when starting their postdoc appointment. A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided.

Interested candidates should send their CV, motivation letter and 2 or more recommendation letters directly to Dmitry Abanin, dmitry.abanin(at)unige.ch.

Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2019, position starts on March 1st, 2020.


We welcome applications from highly qualified applicants seeking to hold external fellowships with us. These can be very competitive and we encourage applicants to submit internal applications to the department first, which will undergo a pre-selection. The internal deadlines vary with the fellowship, please enquire with a faculty member closest to your area of interest for further detail.

An internal application consists of a CV (including details of references), an up-to-date publication list, and a preliminary version of your research proposal.

A partial list of fellowships that can be held in our department follows below. This list is not exhaustive, if there are other national or international fellowships you would like to propose being hosted here, please get in touch.


FNS Eccellenza 

1 Feb 2020

Internal: 2 December 2019

FNS Ambizione

1 November 2019

Internal: 15 October 2019


1 November 2019

Internal: 30 September 2019

European Research Council

Marie CurieERC starting grant.