Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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The Division of Materials theory is known to have a world-class research environment in the ab-initio computational research on the materials properties. Besides the usage of existing state-of-the-art computational codes, a perpetual development of new methods and computational techniques is done in this department.

 The PhD student will perform theoretical studies of dynamical diffraction effects and inelastic electron scattering of fast electrons on solids. The research will focus on   modern topics in transmission electron microscopy, such as electron magnetic circular dichroism, vibrational spectroscopy, phase manipulation, among others. The candidate is expected to use the existing first principles density functional codes as well as to take part in the development and implementation of new methods.

The applicant is expected to have a Masters degree in Physics, or equivalent, with a good background in solid-state physics. Previous experience with simulations of electron diffraction and/or calculations of electronic structure will be considered as an extra merit.


The application should include a statement of research interest, CV including references, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published articles or relevant materials, if available.

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English. The PhD position is open for four 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: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-01-2019, temporary position ending 31-12-2022.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact
Jan Rusz, tel: +46-(0)18-4715844, email: jan.rusz@physics.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 20 November 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3738.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/3738
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 24.Oct.2018
Last application date 20.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

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