Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Are you interested in working with materials physics, with the support of competent and friendly colleagues in an international environment? Are you looking for an employer that invests in sustainable employeeship and offers safe, favourable working conditions? We welcome you to apply for a postdoctoral position at Uppsala University.

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 www.physics.uu.se

In this research are the postdoctoral researchers will perform theoretical investigations as well as to do computationally-based modelling within condensed matter physics. Currently within the group there is a strong focus on: theory and modelling of electrically induced spin and orbital torques, theory of laser-induced ultrafast spin dynamics and spin transport, theory for coupled out-of-equilibrium dynamics of electrons, magnons and phonons, theory of light-induced spin and orbital currents, theory and ab-initio calculations of superconductivity, and modeling of electrically induced magnetization dynamics in spintronic elements.

The research tasks include the development of theoretical models and of computer simulation programs. The areas where the postdoctoral researchers can contribute are ultrafast out-of-equilibrium dynamics, simulations of non-equilibrium orbital and spin currents and their dynamics in antiferromagnetic and topological spintronic materials, theory of light-induced orbital angular momentum, and simulations of superconductivity. Various computer programs, like first-principles methods (DFT and TDDFT), simulations of out-of-equilibrium dynamics and superconductivity will be used. In the project that is headed by Prof. Peter Oppeneer the candidate is offered the possibility to work in an exciting modern research area in condensed matter physics and will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with leading experimental and theoretical groups as well as industry.

PhD degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree, in theoretical or computational physics. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

The applicant must further have excellent capabilities to perform research, as demonstrated through publications in peer-reviewed journals. Good communication skills both orally and in written English.

Additional qualifications
The applicant is further expected to be strongly motivated and a strong background in theoretical and condensed matter physics is desirable. Experience with large-scale computer simulations is also desirable, as well as the ability to perform computer code development.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position for 2 years according to central collective agreement, with possible extension with one year. Starting date 2024-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Peter Oppeneer, peter.oppeneer@physics.uu.se, phone +46 709 604016

Please submit your application by 17 June 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1597.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Employment expires 2026-08-31
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1597
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 08.May.2024
Last application date 17.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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