Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Analysis & Mathematical Physics


The Chair of Analysis and Mathematical Physics at EPFL, headed by Prof. Marius Lemm as of September 1, 2020, welcomes applications for a postdoctoral position.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to actively participate in the mathematical research agenda of the Chair of Analysis and Mathematical Physics. The research focus is on treating quantum-mechanical systems by analytical methods. Current areas of interest include random matrices, spectral theory of Schrödinger operators, homogenization theory, quantum spin systems and quantum information theory.

The teaching load is comparatively light: the postdoctoral fellow will serve as a teaching assistant for one course per semester. The fellow will also aid in the advising of students at the Bachelor and Master level.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate in the Mathematical Physics Seminar at EPFL and occasionally help with seminar or conference organization if necessary.

Your profile :
The appointment will be primarily based on excellent scientific contributions and outstanding research potential in mathematical physics performed by analytical methods. (Previous research experience in the specific areas that are investigated at the Chair of Analysis and Mathematical Physics is not required.)

English is the main language spoken at EPFL, and Lausanne is highly international, so no French language skills are required.

To be considered complete, a candidate’s application should include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Doctoral diploma (alternatively an official note from the current institution stating the date when the doctoral degree is expected)
  • Research statement (up to 3 pages)
  • Contact Information of 3 references (a single PDF file containing the names, affiliations, and email addresses of 3 references)

We offer :
EPFL ranks among the world’s top scientific universities. It is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, a beautiful and vibrant city on the shores of scenic Lake Geneva, situated within an Alpine setting in the heart of Europe.

The position comes with a competitive salary that allows for comfortable living conditions in the Lausanne area. EPFL is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

Start date :
Flexible; expected between October 1, 2020, and June 1, 2021.

(The precise starting date will be determined together with the successful applicant under consideration of the evolving coronavirus situation.)

Initial review of applications will begin on September 1st, 2020. Applications received after this date will still be considered if the position is not filled yet

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)Work rate :

Duration :
1 year, renewable up to 4 yearsContact :
For questions or additional information, please contact Marius Lemm –

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered.

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