Post Doc in Quantum Condensed Matter Theory
Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering Sciences
Sweden

Postdoc in Quantum Condensed Matter Theory

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

Applications are invited for one or more postdoctoral position in the group of Jens H Bardarson at the Condensed Matter Theory division, Department of Physic at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The group’s focus is on quantum matter and the available position are broadly concerned with dynamics and transport in nonequilibrium quantum matter and/or the physics of topological quantum materials. Relevant topics include many-body localization, many-body quantum dynamics and thermalization, Weyl and Dirac semimetals, topological insulators and superconductors and related materials.

The initial appointment will be for 2 years with a possibility for renewal for another year. The position allows for considerable freedom in research direction as long as it fits in with the broad research of the group. Prior experience and expertise in the above-mentioned topics is an advantage.

The Condensed Matter theory division at KTH is a part of a broader and vibrant condensed matter community in Stockholm, sharing physical location with Stockholm University and NORDITA.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).

Preferred qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of quantum condensed matter and expertise in relevant analytical and/or numerical methods. High personal motivation and the ability to work both independently and in a team are important.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Trade union representatives

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Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and publication list.
  • Research statement (maximum 3 pages)
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Contact details for 2-3 references.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Others

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2020-1714
Contact
Associate Professor Jens H Bardarson, bardarson@kth.se
Published 10.Dec.2020
Last application date 22.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET


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