Postdoctoral position in Theoretical physics and Computational physics

    Postdoctoral position in Theoretical physics and Computational physics

    Theoretical physics – Postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory, at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    June 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoctoral position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Theoretical physics
    – Computational physics
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
    Uppsala University
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    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.


    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.

    Responsibilities/ Job 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.

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    Documents Required

    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

    About the Department

    The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 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 at


    Prof. Peter Oppeneer
    Phone +46 709 604016.

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    Postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday June 16th, 2021 (GMT+9)