Open positions

Fully founded PhD position in Quantum Thermodynamics

Main topics:

Thermodynamics of out-of-equilibrium mesoscopic devices ; quantum thermal machines

Starting date: Winter 2018/2019


A fully funded PhD position is available to work in the theory group of the Department of Applied Physics at University of Geneva under the joint supervision of Dr. Géraldine Haack and Prof. Nicolas Brunner. Research interests of the group can be found there:

 The project will focus on investigating non-conventional dynamics of open quantum systems (strong coupling, non-Markovian effects) in the context of quantum thermal machines. The steady-state regime as well as quantum trajectories to follow the whole quantum time-evolution of the system state will be of particular interest. This theoretical project also aims at building strong connections with state-of-the-art experiments in solid-state devices.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about theoretical physics and have an interest in open quantum systems, thermodynamics, mesoscopic physics and/or quantum information. The successful candidate must hold a degree in physics, theoretical physics or applied mathematics. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is fully funded for a period of 4 years as part of a PRIMA grant awarded to Dr. Géraldine Haack by the Swiss National Foundation for Science.

Please send a CV and a motivation letter with the names of one or two references. Further informal enquiries regarding the project or the stipend can be directed to