PhD (lic) student in Theoretical Physics

Ref IFM-2020-00370

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD (lic) student in Theoretical Physics
formally based at unit Ab initio theory and energy materials (TEAM)

Duties include research on electronic and vibrational properties of lead-free double perovskites with help of quantum-mechanical methods. 

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

This position is part of a large research project funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The project is led by Prof. Feng Gao (expertise on materials and devices), Prof. Igor Abrikosov (expertise on theory and modeling), Prof. Mats Fahlman (expertise on advanced characterizations), and Prof. Weimin Chen (expertise on magnetism). As such, you will be a member of a large consortium, and closely collaborate with other members in this project during your PhD. This position has a focus on research of electronic and vibrational properties of lead-free double perovskites with help of quantum-mechanical methods. For other announced PhD positions in this project, please see IFM-2020-00344 and LiU-2020-02023.

The position requires a master degree or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. Excellent knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistical physics is expected. Experience with perovskite materials and/or ab initio studies is advantageous. 

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Appointment time
The first appointment will be for a maximum of one year. The employment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of two years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest August 13, 2020.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Sergey Simak


+46 13 28 13 19

Read the job description at the university homepage


Post expires on Thursday August 13th, 2020