Postdoc: Solid State Theory (magnetism/spintronics)

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Location : Uppsala, Sweden

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Description of the offer :

Postdoc positions in Solid State Theory at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University and Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences, Stockholm

Starting date: April-October 2019.
Research area: Materials Theory (magnetism/spintronics), with a two-year duration and possible extension of two additional years. The postdocs will be part of a theoretical consortium involving the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University and the School of Engineering Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

The postdocs will be involved in theory of: magnetization dynamics and ultrafast light induced phenomena, topological magnets and terahertz magnonics, quantum entanglement of collective magnetic excitations, time-crystal in magnetic nano-structures, and coupled spin-lattice dynamics.

The tools to be used are primarily electronic structure theory coupled to atomistic spin- and lattice-dynamics, and a significant part of the project involves further development of these methods. The electronic structure work relies on density functional theory coupled to dynamical mean field theory, with the ambition to evaluate parameters of a low energy spin-lattice Hamiltonian for solving the atomistic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation. Development and use of machine-learning tools will also be part of the tasks of the postdocs. In general, the tasks of the postdocs include both numerical and analytical work.


A successful applicant is expected to have a PhD degree in Physics, Theoretical Chemistry or Applied Mathematics.

Contact and Application

The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the PhD thesis, or equivalent, published articles and other relevant materials, if available. Also, letter(s) of recommendation can be included.

For further information about the position please contact
Olle Eriksson, tel: +46-(0)704250777, email: olle.eriksson@physics.uu.se
Erik Sjöqvist, tel.: +46-(0)730245822, email erik.sjöqvist@physics.uu.se
Anna Delin, tel.: +46-(0)739528542, email: annadel@kth.se

Please submit your application by 31 March 2019, by email to one of the above email addresses.

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