Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Are you interested in working with materals 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 PhD 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 area the PhD student will perform theoretical investigations and computationally-based modelling within condensed matter physics. Currently within the group there is a strong focus on ultrafast out-of-equilibrium dynamics, laser-induced ultrafast spin dynamics, generation of non-equilibrium orbital and spin currents, and simulations of superconductivity in real materials.

The research tasks include the development of theoretical models and of computer simulation programs. The areas to which the PhD student can contribute are: theory and modeling of light-induced spin and orbital currents, theory of laser-induced ultrafast spin dynamics and spin transport, theory for coupled out-of-equilibrium dynamics of electrons, magnons and phonons, theory of electron magnetic circular dichroism, and modeling of electrically induced magnetization dynamics in spintronic elements.

Various computer programs, like first-principles methods (DFT and TDDFT) and simulations of out-of-equilibrium dynamics 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.

To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in theoretical or computational physics or in materials science, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

The prospective applicant is expected to have a strong interest in modern theoretical physics and to be strongly motivated. Good knowledge of theoretical physics and of solid-state physics.

Additional qualifications
Excellent exam marks are considered an asset, as well as previous experience with electronic structure theory and/or experience with code development. Good communication skills both orally and in written English are desirable.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2024-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

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 2024/1617.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Employment expires 2028-08-31
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-09-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1617
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 13.May.2024
Last application date 17.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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