Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities. For more information: visit www.physics.uu.se

The focus of this project is on theory of spectroscopy using multi-configurational methods as well as on calculations of crystal field effects among 4f electron systems. The application of the crystal field theories will be on rare-earth elements like elemental Pr and Nd in the dhcp structure, of hcp Tb, and the Nd2Fe14B-permanent magnet. The multiconfigurational calculations of x-ray absorption will be applied mainly to energy relevant materials, like transition metal oxides for applications as battery materials.

The researcher position is located in the Division of Materials Theory at Uppsala University (http://www.physics.uu.se/research/materials-theory). Uppsala is the 4th biggest city in Sweden and lies only 70 km northeast from Stockholm.

Profile: The applicant is expected to have solid knowledge in quantum mechanics, solid state physics, electronic structure theory, theory of spectroscopy and crystal field effects among 4f electron systems. A Phd in physics, chemistry or materials science is recommended. Furthermore, the candidate should be familiar with ab initio quantum mechanical methods and codes such RSPt with extensions to multi-configurational theory of spectroscopy as well as crystal field excitations via the Hubbard-I approximation. The ability to work in a team and good communication skills are expected.

Application documents: CV, short motivation letter (max. 1 page), publication list, doctoral certificate, 2 references (Names and contact details)

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.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-05-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 30-04-2020.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: olle.eriksson@physics.uu.se

Please submit your application by 28 March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/846.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 20190501
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/846
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 14.Mar.2019
Last application date 28.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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