Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för fysik och astronomi

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application: Postdoc position in Theory of Magnetic Materials at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Starting date: September 2018. Research area: Materials Theory.

The Division of Materials Theory is known to have a world-class research environment in solid state theory, including both numerical and analytical models. The research is focused on electronic structures, magnetism, topological phases of matter, correlated phenomena and green energy solutions.

The postdoc will be part of a joint experimental and theoretical consortium focusing on finding magnetic materials for green energy solutions. This involves research on magneto caloric materials as well as rare-earth free permanent magnets. The postdoc will be involved in data-mining techniques to identify search criteria to identify novel functional materials. The tools to be used are primarily electronic structure theory coupled to atomistic spin- and lattice-dynamics. Interaction with experimental partners of the consortium is an important part of the research.

The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in Physics, with a good background in solid-state physics and theory in general. The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the PhD thesis, or equivalent, published articles and other relevant materials, if available. Also, letter(s) of recommendation can be included.

The position is open for two years.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds. Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: 01-09-2018 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Temporary position ending 31-08-2020, full time.

For further information about the position please contact
Olle Eriksson, tel: +46-(0)18-4713625, email: olle.eriksson@fysik.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 august 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2251

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 20180901
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/2251
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 05.Jul.2018
Last application date 15.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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