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Research at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITF in Dutch) in Utrecht covers high energy physics (elementary particle physics, quantum gravity, string theory), statistical physics (granular matter, chaos theory, critical phenomena) and condensed matter physics (superconductivity, Bose-Einstein condensation, quantum Hall effect, quantum computing, quantum magnetism). The institute offers the opportunity to students to enter a PhD program in theoretical physics. A PhD generally takes four years. PhD students are required to take a number of courses, almost always in the context of the Dutch Research School for Theoretical Physics. They act as teaching assistants for about ten percent of their working time (usually some form of tutoring in the theoretical courses) and are paid by the institute.

Undergraduate students who are interested in joining one of the research groups as a PhD student (OIO/AIO), should not write to the secretariat, but contact the individual ITP staff member(s) in their field of interest directly. For further information, check out recent preprints, publications and the latest annual report on our research webpage. Note that PhD students can only be hired when an ITP staff member agrees to act as their thesis advisor.
When writing a letter, please state the area of research you are interested in and provide a short curriculum vitae.
Information about surface and electronic mail addresses can be found on the ITP People pages.

2 PhD positions Condensed-Matter Theory (Spintronics)
There are two PhD positions in condensed-matter theory available in Utrecht with preferred starting date September 2017.
The topic is spintronics of magnetic insulators, i.e., spin transport through ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic insulators, spin superfluidity, etc. See also the group website: https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~duine102/
Interested candidates can apply by sending a CV and a short e-mail stating their interest to R.A.Duine@uu.nl before April 1. (This e-mail address can also be contacted for questions about the positions.)
The succesful candidates will be selected before the end of April. The intended starting date is in autumn 2017, but other arrangements can be made. The search will continue until the position is filled.

2 PhD positions Condensed-Matter Theory 
There are two PhD positions in condensed-matter theory available in Utrecht with preferred starting date September 2017.
The topics are the physics of strange metals on the one hand and the physics of two-dimensional (topological) semiconductors. See also the group website: https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~stoof101/
Interested candidates can apply by sending a CV and a short e-mail stating their interest to H.T.C.Stoof@uu.nl before April 1. (This e-mail address can also be contacted for questions about the positions.) 
The succesful candidates will be selected before the end of April.

PhD position Condensed-Matter Theory 

Currently there is an open PhD position in the group of Dirk Schuricht, further details can be found on the website http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~schur003/positions

 

PhD position in Soft-Matter Theory
In the group of prof. R. van Roij there is an open PhD position in the field of Soft-Matter Theory.
Application deadline: 30 April 2017.

PHD position in Theoretical High Energy Physics
One PhD position in Theoretical High Energy Physics in the group of Dr. Umut Gursoy.
Starting date: September 2017.
Application deadline: June 2, 2017. The PhD topic is flexible, most likely on the applied and the formal aspects of the gauge-gravity correspondence, string theory and QCD. Interested applicants should send a CV and a transcript of BSc and (if available) MSc grades by email to u.gursoy@uu.nl and they should arrange two recommendation letters directly sent by the referees to the same email address.

The Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics, a consortium uniting the existing institutes for Theoretical Physics of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Utrecht University, has regular openings for postdoctoral and PhD positions.
Check the current offers at: http://www.d-itp.nl/about/vacancies-d-itp/