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Reference : UPR2940-FLOPOI-050
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Friday, April 16, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 9 months
Expected date of employment : 1 June 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2648 et 3768 € according to experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Post-doctoral researcher expert in quantum foundations. The agent has three main roles:
1. independent and cooperative research in the projects of the Pl
2. organization of events (conferences, workshops, seminars) related to the philosophical aspects
3. active part in the research activities of the Pl
The main task of the agent is to work on the foundational aspects that are relevant to the projects of the recruiter Alexia Auffeves. In particular, the agent will work on (i) the subject of the time arrow in thermodynamics, and (ii) the scientific realism within the PI's interpretation of quantum mechanics. Besides, the agent will organise the weekly seminars in quantum foundations.
The agent is an early career philosopher with an expertise in Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, and Philosophy of Time. The agent is expected to have (a) some experience as a Postdoc, (b) a good publication record in Philosophy of Physics, (c) a strong background in logic, semantics and formal ontology, (d) a knowledge of French, (e) some teaching experiences, and (f) a proven ability to organise conferences.
The agent will work at the Institut Néel (CNRS, Grenoble) along with the recruiters Alexia Auffeves and Cyril Branciard. Alexia Auffeves is currently involved in two FQXI projects and her research team is composed by 8 members (3 PhDs and 5 postdocs). The main topics of research of the group are: (i) quantum foundations, (ii) quantum thermodynamics, (iii) quantum optics, and (iv) quantum information. Moreover, the agent will be part of the Quantum Engineering Group in Grenoble and will be in charge of the activities of the subgroup "Physics-Philosophy interface".
The Institut NEEL is one of the largest French national research institutes for fundamental research in condensed matter physics enriched by interdisciplinary activities at the interfaces with chemistry, engineering and biology. It is located in the heart of a unique scientific, industrial and cultural environment.
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