DTU Postdoc position in Physics, Material science, Denmark

    DTU Postdoc position in Physics, Material science, Denmark

    Physics, Material science – Postdoc position in First Principles Simulations of Magnetic Correlations in Two-Dimensional Anti-Ferromagnets, at the section for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD), department of physics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

    Deadline to Apply

    June 01, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Materials science
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceSection for Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD)
    Department of physics
    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    You should have a PhD in physics, materials science or a similar degree and a strong background in first principles simulations.


    Knowledge of magnetic excitations will be an advantage, but is not required. A strong background in programming with Python is preferred. In addition, the candidate must have excellent communications skills in English

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a first principles framework for understanding the fundamental properties of magnons in anti-ferromagnets. The topic is challenging, but offers a unique chance to delve deep into the rich physics associated with magnetic correlations. The candidate will work in a group consisting of four faculty members and 20 PhD students and postdocs; all dedicated to research involving first principles simulations.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file

    Documents Required

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
    • List of publications

    About Research project

    The present project will focus on computation of magnon dispersion relations in two-dimensional anti-ferromagnets. We will apply time-dependent density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory to extract magnon dispersion relations. For itinerant magnets, the interaction with single-particle excitations and magnon lifetimes will be investigated.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark


    Thomas Olsen
    Email: tolsen@fysik.dtu.dk

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    Postdoc in First Principles Simulations of Magnetic Correlations in Two-Dimensional Anti-Ferromagnets

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday June 2nd, 2021 (GMT+9)