MSC student

Job ID: #JOB 10/2023

Job Description

Job Title: MSc student

Job Summary: Theoretical research on topological invariants in strongly correlated fermion systems in team ON-6.1/MagTop.

Job Description: 

The scholarship holder will participate in the research, which aim is to propose a multi- orbital model that takes into account many-body interactions and realizes Mott  topological insulator state. In a typical approach, a topological Mott insulator is considered to be a system in which the opening of the spectral gap and the emergence of topological properties is due to the appearance of spontaneous symmetry breaking dueto the presence of many-body interactions. However, recent scientific work has shownthat topological states can be expected to exist also in systems without spontaneously
broken symmetry, where the chemical potential lies in the Mott-Hubbard spectral gap. Specifically, in this project, the stipend holder will numerically determine topological invariants (such as the Chern number) in selected many-body models of correlatedelectrons with a potentially topologically non-trivial Mott-Hubbard gap.

The International Centre for Interfacing Magnetism and Superconductivity with Topological Matter MagTop is the Division (ON-6) of the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences and is funded by a grant awarded to Professors Tomasz Dietl and Tomasz Wojtowicz within the International Research Agendas programme of the Foundation for Polish Science, carried out from the funds of the European Regional Development Fund under the Smart Growth Operational Programme (SG OP), Priority Axis 4: Increasing the research potential, Measure 4.3: International Research Agendas .
MagTop activities involve strong local and international collaborations, the strategic partner unit being Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, particularly the Institute EP3 headed by Professor Laurens W. Molenkamp

Candidate profile:
1. Is a second-cycle student in the field of physics (preferred specialty: theoretical physics)


1. Bachelor’s degree in physics

2. Proficiency in applying Green function methods to lattice electron systems

3. Knowledge of Mathematica, Matlab or Python software

4. Ability to work in a team as well as independently

5. Fluency in spoken and written English.

Main research field: Physics

Sub Research Field: Condensed Matter Physics

Career Stage: Early stage researcher

Research Profile (details): First Stage Researcher (R1)

Type of Contract: Temporary for 6 months with possibility of further extension.

Status: Full-time

Salary: 2500 PLN gross per month (untaxed scholarship).


All queries should be submitted to: dr hab. Marcin Wysokiński: Please, mention the Job ID in the subject.

Application documents and deadline:

Application deadline: 20 March, 2023, later applications will be not considered

Required materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae (up to 3 pages),
  • Cover letter (max. 1 page)
  • At least one reference contact. Please provide e-mail addresses for contact persons.
  • List of grades from the course of studies.
  • Document confirming obtaining Bachelor’s degree
  • A statement by the candidate of consent to the processing of personal data for the purposes of recruitment

All materials should be submitted in electronic form to two addresses: with the Job ID in the subject and

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