Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
The research at the division of Solid State Physics within the Physics Department is focused around different aspects of nanophysics, ranging from materials science to quantum physics, to different applications. The division plays a central role in NanoLund, the major interdisciplinary research environment within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University.
Research on semiconductor nanowires is an area where the division of Solid State Physics is at the international forefront. The research includes both material growth and characterization of nanowires, as well as their use in different devices and in, for example, fundamental quantum physics experiments. Theoretical research on nanowires is conducted in close collaboration with the experimental activities. This position is based on a close collaboration with the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) at University of Copenhagen.
More information can be found at: www.ftf.lth.se, www.nano.lth.se, www.qdev.nbi.ku.dk/
The project is within condensed matter theory and is focused on new physics in hybrid structures combining superconducting and semiconducting materials. Topics can include, for example, quantum transport, topological superconductivity, and new ways to implement, control or couple qubits. It is a part of a research program sponsored by an ERC Synergy grant that involves advanced experimental and theoretical projects working closely together. This gives a unique opportunity for participating in a creative project where theory and experiment together explore new physics. The project is carried out in close collaboration with groups at the nearby (1 hour by train) Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.
The experimental groups are led by Ferdinand Kuemmeth and Charles Marcus, the theory groups are led by Karsten Flensberg and Martin Leijnse.
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in Physics if he or she has:
- at least 30 second-cycle credits of relevance to the subject, of which at least 15 credits shall comprise a second-cycle degree project, or
- an MSc in engineering physics or an associated field, or a Master’s degree in physics or an associated field.
Finally, the student must be judged to have the potential to complete the programme.
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Basis of assessment
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:
- Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of the study. These can be supported by attaching documents.
- An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems. Assessment can for example be on your Master’s work and a discussion around the work in a potential interview.
- Written and oral communication skills
- Other experience relevant to postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.
Other assessment criteria
- We expect that your undergraduate studies include courses in theoretical physics, quantum mechanics, and solid state physics.
- Experience and ability to work theoretically/mathematically is essential, and courses in advanced quantum mechanics for condensed matter systems are highly meriting.
- Experience from programming and numerical work is considered meriting.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.
Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.
Instructions on how to apply
Applications must be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, a copy of your Master thesis or equivalent, alternatively a summary of your thesis work in the case that the degree is not yet completed, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).
Applicants are also required to answer the job specific questions in the final step of the application process.
The English version of this announcement is an interpretation of national formalities expressed in the Swedish text. In case of uncertainties, the Swedish text applies.
|Type of employment||Temporary position|
|First day of employment||According to agreement|
|Number of positions||1|
|Full-time equivalent||100 %|
|Last application date||29.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST|
Deadline: 2023-03-29 at 23:59
Unit: Solid State Physics, Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.
Post expires on Wednesday March 29th, 2023