PhD position in theory of magnetisation dynamics
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The Division of Materials Theory is known to have a world-class research environment in solid state theory, including both numerical and analytical models. The research is focused on electronic structures, magnetism, spin-tronics, topological phases of matter, correlated phenomena and green energy solutions.
The PhD student will work in a theoretical project to develop methods for magnetisation dynamics. The methods to be used are based on quantum mechanics, and involve density functional theory, dynamic mean-field theory and atomistic spin-dynamics simuations. Interaction with experimental partners is an important part of the work, and in the education there is planned collaboration with scientists at the HELIOS experiment (https://www.physics.uu.se/research/molcond/ongoingresearch/x-ray-based-methodology/helios/) at Ångström laboratory, Uppsala University.
The applicant is expected to have a Masters degree (or similar) in Physics, Chemistry or Applied Mathematics. The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the Master thesis, or equivalent, published articles and other relevant materials, if available. Also, letter(s) of recommendation can be included.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 01-09-2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Olle Eriksson, tel: +46-(0)18-4713625, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 30 June 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1094
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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 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1094
Last application date: 2020-06-30
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