Postdoctoral position in theoretical & computational condensed matter physics

Postdoctoral position in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics

at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Research area: theoretical and computational materials physics, with focus on modeling of ultrafast magnetic processes and/or theory of unconventional superconductivity.

The research areas to which the postdoctoral researcher can contribute through his/her research are 1) theoretical investigations and computational modeling of laser-induced non-equilibrium magnetization dynamics in magnetic materials on ultrashort time scales. The research work includes development of theoretical models and computer programs for ultrafast optical control of magnetization in strong laser fields. Alternatively, the postdoctoral researcher can contribute to 2) the development of materials specific theory of unconventional superconductivity and unconventional ordering phenomena. Density-functional theory (DFT) programs will be used for accurate description of magnetic and superconducting materials.
Prospective applicants are expected to be strongly motivated and have a PhD degree in theoretical or computational physics or materials science. Excellent capabilities to perform research should be demonstrated through publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with large-scale ab initio calculations is desirable, as is also the ability to perform computer code development. Good communicational skills both orally and in written English, and also the ability to work independently, are required.


The application should include a description of research interests and relevant experiences, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the PhD or outline of the PhD thesis, and list of publications and other relevant materials. Applicants are asked to provide names of two reference persons or to include recommendation letters.
The postdoctoral position is for two years. The candidate is offered the possibility to work in an exciting modern research area in physics and will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with leading experimental and theoretical groups.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Professor Peter Oppeneer, e-mail:, who can be contacted for more information regarding the position (phone +46-(0)18 471 3748).


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