Postdoctoral Position in Condensed Matter Theory

Uppsala University Department of Physics and Astronomy

Postdoctoral Position in Condensed Matter Theory

Published: 2021-05-06

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Duties/Project description: The postdoctoral researcher is expected to perform theoretical investigations as well as to do computationally-based modelling within the research area of theoretical condensed matter physics, with a special focus on modelling of ultrafast spin currents, theory for light-induced dynamical processes, THz emission, and theory for current-induced spin dynamics. The project is part of a European research project with several partners. The research tasks include the development of theoretical models and computer simulation programs to simulate ultrafast non-equilibrium spin currents and high-frequency spin dynamics in antiferromagnetic and topological spintronic materials, and simulation of THz emission. Various computer programs (like Density-Functional Theory and spin dynamics codes) will be used in the modelling of non-equilibrium spin currents and induced spin dynamics. 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 and industry in Europe.

Requirements: The applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in theoretical or computational physics. 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. The applicant is further expected to have excellent capabilities to perform research, as demonstrated through publications in peer-reviewed journals. Good communication skills both orally and in written English, and also the ability to work independently, are required.

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

Application: The application should consist of a cover letter, CV, publication list, certificates of relevant degrees, an outline of the PhD thesis and a short research statement describing the applicant’s research experiences and interests. The applicant should also include the names of two reference persons or arrange to have two recommendation letters sent by e-mail to

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-09-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for 2 years according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Peter Oppeneer,, phone +46 709 604016.

Please submit your application by 15th June 2021, UFV-PA 2021/1818.

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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/1818

Last application date: 2021-06-15

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