Department of Physics and Astronomy

Researcher in two-dimensional (2D) and complex oxide quantum material devices

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over nine divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 100 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. Read more on Here, the program Condensed Matter Physics of Energy Materials research aims to develop an understanding of electronic properties at the atomic level and new functional materials for energy and environmental applications.

Forskningsgrupp: The Quantum Material Device group at Uppsala University is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation to push the boundaries of quantum materials research. The group's overarching research focuses on developing innovative quantum material devices, investigating charge, spin, and orbital quantum phenomena, and exploring their potential for various applications such as energy-efficient memory and logic devices, flexible spintronic devices, novel quantum sensors, and intelligent spin-integrated and neuromorphic circuits. The group employs two-dimensional (2D) crystals such as graphene, 2D semiconductors such as dichalcogenides MoS2 and MoSe2, 2D insulators like hexagonal boron nitride, and special laminates and precisely angle-oriented 2D van der Waal heterostructures. Experiments involve comprehensive low-temperature (down to 10 millikelvins) charge, spin (orbital) transport, and magneto-optics to uncover novel ordering, exotic charge and spin phenomena, and emergent physics. These experiments are enabled by developing custom-built in-house instrumentation and precision measurement techniques.


The position is linked to the ERC project SPINNER. The successful applicant is expected to take responsibility for strategic and administrative support of research and operations at the Quantum Material Devices group and laboratory. The duties consist of conducting research, assisting in group and laboratory tasks, managing assigned communications in collaborations, organizing seminars and group meetings, and assisting the group leader with various tasks.


Ph.D. degree in physics, engineering, or equivalent. Well-documented research experience using magnetic oxides (insulators), 2D materials (graphene, hexagonal boron nitride), their integration techniques, and nanofabrication (thin films, nanopatterning in cleanroom-based techniques such as e-beam lithography and photolithography) using top-down and bottom-up techniques. Expertise in the characterization of thin films, expertise in magnetic and transport measurements, and handling physical or magnetic property measurement systems. 

Additional qualifications

  • Knowledge of charge, spin, and orbital phenomena relevant to the hetero-interface of magnetic-insulator-2D materials, along with solid writing & data analysis skills pertinent to the project.
  • Flexibility and availability as per the needs of the project.
  • Service-oriented attitude, where teamwork and team growth are valued. Strong emphasis is placed on personal suitability, personal qualities such as flexibility, teamwork, willingness to develop and apply new technologies, laboratory technology orientation, accuracy, drive, organizational skills, and self-motivation.

About the application 

The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications, suitability for the position, and research interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees, contact information for at least two reference persons, and a complete publication list. Personal circumstances that may be relevant in the evaluation, for example, periods of parental leave/medical leave, should be mentioned in the CV.

About the employment

The employment is a permanent position (probationary period may be applied). Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 November 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Venkata Kamalakar Mutta,

Please submit your application by 10 October 2023, UFV-PA 2023/3424.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-11-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/3424
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben,
  • ST/TCO,
  • Saco-rådet,
Published 22.Sep.2023
Last application date 10.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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