Postdoc position in Condensed Matter Theory

Ref REF 2023-0649

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position in condensed matter theory, in the group of Matthias Geilhufe at Chalmers University of Technology. The group's focus is on quantum materials, for example, symmetry and topology of ordered phases of matter, non-equilibrium dynamics, and stochastic processes in materials. The initial appointment is for 2 years, with a desired starting date as soon as possible.

Project description
The position is part of an interdisciplinary research collaboration between the groups of Matthias Geilhufe (theory), Lars Öhrström (synthesis), and Samuel Lara Avila (device fabrication), funded by the Nano area of advance at Chalmers. The aim of this research effort is to investigate the potential of 2D metal organic frameworks as quantum materials, with respect to strong correlations, topology, and unconventional degrees of freedom.

Information about the division and the department
As a member of the Division of Condensed Matter and Materials Theory, you will engage in state-of-the-art research with a strong interplay between fundamental and applied aspects, spanning sustainable energy to information technology.

Major responsibilities
In this role, you will participate in scientific projects with national and international collaborators, engaging in presentations, discussions, and publications. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative concepts within the field of metal-organic frameworks. Furthermore, you are expected to strengthen the focus areas of the group with an individual research line that aligns with your background and interests.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive research environment that welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. We support your career development and offer opportunities to expand your expertise. Moreover, we prioritize the importance of personal well-being and provide benefits for health and fitness activities and flexible part-time work options to accommodate individual needs.

To be considered for this position, you should hold a PhD degree in physics or a related subject, or be in the process of completing your PhD degree.
Furthermore, experience in one of the following areas is considered a merit:
i) many-body physics / strongly-correlated materials
ii) 2D materials
iii) non-equilibrium physics
iv) ab initio materials modelling or quantum chemistry.

Proficiency in English, both oral and written, is essential for effective scientific communication.
You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230677 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: December 10, 2023

For questions, please contact:
R. Matthias Geilhufe
Assistant professor

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

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