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.

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, spin-tronics, topological phases of matter, correlated phenomena and green energy solutions.

The PhD student will work in a theoretical project to develop methods for magnetisation dynamics. The methods to be used are based on quantum mechanics, and involve density functional theory, dynamic mean-field theory and atomistic spin-dynamics simuations. Interaction with experimental partners is an important part of the work, and in the education there is planned collaboration with scientists at the HELIOS experiment (https://www.physics.uu.se/research/molcond/ongoingresearch/x-ray-based-methodology/helios/) at Ångström laboratory, Uppsala University.

The applicant is expected to have a Master's degree (or similar) in Physics, Chemistry or Applied Mathematics. The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the Master thesis, or equivalent, published articles and other relevant materials, if available. Also, letter(s) of recommendation can be included.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-09-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

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 30 June 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1094

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 20200901
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/1094
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 25.Mar.2020
Last application date 30.Jun.2020 11:59 PM CET

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