Researchers in theoretical solid state physics
Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Researchers in theoretical solid state physics

Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international standing. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate with society in various ways. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44,000 students, 7,100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.


The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of Uppsala University's largest with almost 400 employees, of which about 125 are doctoral students. The department conducts world-class research and education in both theoretical and experimental physics and has extensive collaboration with the outside world. The research is carried out at 10 research departments and touches on everything from the unbelievably small to the big in, for example, energy supply, climate development, new materials and the universe. This whole spectrum is also reflected in the department's courses and educational programs. Every year around 2,500 students read courses at the basic and advanced level at the department. Read more at


Research area: Theoretical studies and computational modeling of solid state physics, with special focus on modeling of ultra-fast dynamic processes, theory for topological quantum materials, and theory for unconventional superconductors. The research assignments include the development of theoretical models and computer simulation programs to simulate ultra-fast non-equilibrium grid dynamics in strong laser fields and non-thermal lattice relaxation in relevant materials. First-principle computer programs (DFTs) will be used to calculate topological quantum materials and their light-induced non-equilibrium properties and superconductivity.


Qualification requirements: The applicant is expected to have great interest in modern theoretical physics, be particularly motivated and have completed a doctorate in physics or equivalent, with good knowledge of theoretical physics and solid state physics. The applicant is expected to have shown independence and research quality through good publications. Experience of induced lattice dynamics, large-scale first-principle and program development are desirable. Very good oral and written skills in English are a prerequisite.


The application should contain a letter describing the applicant as well as his qualifications, research interests, and publication list. It must include a CV, copies of relevant grades, a copy of the applicant's doctoral thesis or a draft thereof. We look forward to submitting information about two reference persons or attaching letters of recommendation.


Uppsala University values the qualities that equal gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore like to see applicants of all genders and with different birth backgrounds, functionality and life experience.


Salary: Individual salary setting.

Admission: 2019-11-01 or by arrangement.

Type of employment: Temporary employment until 2020-10-31.

Scope of employment: 100%

Information about the position is provided by: Professor Peter Oppeneer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, e-mail:, tel. + 46-18-471 3748.

Welcome with your application no later than October 28, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3297

We waive our offer of recruitment and advertising assistance. The application is received in Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Type of employment: Full-time, Temporary employment longer than 6 months

Salary: Individual salary setting

Number of vacancies: 1

Employment rate: 100%

Location: Uppsala

County: Uppsala County

Country: Sweden

Trade union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben
Reference Number : UFV-PA 2019/3297

Deadline for application: 2019-10-28

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