Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 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.

Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application: Postdoc position in driven quantum many-body systems of solids. Starting date: June 2020. 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 spectroscopy, electronic structures, magnetism, topological phases of matter, correlated phenomena and green energy solutions.

The postdocs will work in a research environment funded by an ERC synergy grant, with focus on driven quantum many-body systems applied to solids. The postdoc is expected to work in a research team around Prof. O.Eriksson, Uppsala University, Alexander Lichtenstein at Hamburg University and Prof. Mikhail Katsnelson, Nijmegen University. The research involves extensions of multi-configuration electronic structure methods, such as Dynamical Mean Field Theory, for calculations of correlated electronic structures in out-of equilibrium situations. The work involved is both analytical, mathematics as well as numerical.

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 PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-06-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

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 May 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1154.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 20200601
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/1154
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 26.Mar.2020
Last application date 15.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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