PhD position in Ultrafast Condensed Matter Experiments
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.
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.
Project description: We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious PhD student for experimental work on dynamical and non-equilibrium properties of magnetic systems. The overall aim of the PhD project is to explore the speed limits for the switching of magnetic materials relevant for instance in information technology. Ultrashort (10-15sec) x-ray pulses from free electron laser will be used to directly observe magnetic dynamics on ultra-small nanoscale dimensions and ultra-short timescales. There will be a close collaboration with groups developing a theoretical description of the measured processes and groups growing state-of-the-art materials.
Research environment: The Department of Physics at Uppsala University offers a world-class environment for interdisciplinary materials research with close links between experiment and theory. The project will be carried out in the group of Prof. Hermann Dürr, who recently moved from Stanford to Uppsala. Research will be carried out using femtosecond laser spectroscopy at Uppsala but there will also be frequent visits to X-ray Free Electron Lasers in Stanford and Hamburg for experiments.
Employment: The position as a PhD student is limited to four years of full-time studies, consisting of research and coursework. There may be other duties at the department, related to teaching and administration. Further information is available at www.physics.uu.se.
Application: The applicant should have a Master’s degree in physics, or equivalent, with a strong background in condensed matter experiments using femtosecond lasers or x-rays. Prior experience with magnetism or strongly correlated electron materials is an advantage but not required. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite. The application should include a personal letter, carefully explaining scientific interests and motivation for pursuing a PhD degree, CV, and a verified list of course grades. If available, a Master’s thesis (finished or in draft form) can also be included. Two letters of recommendation should be included in the application or, alternatively, sent directly by the author to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation, PhD Position 2020”.
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: 15-10-2020 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: Hermann Dürr, Ph: +46-(0)70- 425 01 76, email: email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 30 September 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3186.
Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.
Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.
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
Seko Universitetsklubben email@example.com
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3186
Last application date: 2020-09-30
HR Excellence in Research
The HR Excellence in Research logo is a seal of quality that lets you know Uppsala University is committed to implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
As an employee at Uppsala University, you receive a number of great benefits. Here we have listed the most important ones.