Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

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Description of the workplace
Mathematical Physics is a common division between the Natural Science and Engineering (LTH) faculties and it is part of the Department of Physics. Research is conducted primarily in the field of quantum mechanical many particle physics, which includes theoretical nuclear structure physics, nanometer physics, ultra-cold quantum gases, quantum information, atomic theory and material modeling, with numerous partnerships both internationally and within Lund University.

We offer
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Subject description
The subject of the position is in theoretical quantum physics with special focus on many-particle quantum systems and the theory of ultra-cold atoms in quantum-optical traps. Subject-wise the emphasis is on the development of methodology for the approximate description of bosonic and fermionic quantum droplets and quantum fluctuations in these systems, with focus at supersolidity in dipolar quantum gases.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than one fifth of the total working time. Within in the frame of the position the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning is given. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further qualification.

The working tasks include:

  • The development and extension of theoretical models for the simulation of few- and many-body systems: Bose-Einstein condensates and fermionic ultra-cold quantum gases, and even hybrid systems between nanostructures and quantum-optical systems.
  • An extension of the methodology for quantum dynamics and the modelling of bosonic and fermionic quantum systems. 
  • Assistance with the supervision of diploma students and PhD students involved in the project.

Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • The subject of the doctorate degree should be physics within the field of theoretical physics, with focus on many-particle quantum physics  and ultra-cold atomic quantum gases.
  • Very good knowledge in theoretical quantum physics and condensed matter physics in general, and also experience with the modelling of quantum-mechanical few- and many-body quantum systems.
  • Experience with the development and application of typical quantum many-body methods. 

Assessment criteria
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Other qualifications:

  • Experience in advanced programming, parallelization and code development for demanding numerical problems.
  • Experience with effective algorithms to handle the different aspects of quantum many-particle problems.
  • Experience to assist with the supervision of diploma students and PhD students.
  • Very good communication skills.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Further information
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”).

How to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3342
  • Stephanie Reimann, +46462229086,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 09.Nov.2022
Last application date 23.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

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