Göteborgs universitet möter samhällets utmaningar med mångsidig kunskap. 53 300 studenter och 6 500 medarbetare gör universitetet till en stor och inspirerande arbetsplats. Stark forskning och attraktiva utbildningar lockar forskare och studenter från hela världen. Med ny kunskap och nya perspektiv bidrar Göteborgs universitet till en bättre framtid.

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located in the center of Gothenburg, with approximately 100 employees. The communication routes are good both nationally and internationally. The research focuses within the fields of Atom- and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Spintronics, and Complex Systems and Biophysics and is performed in an international environment with extensive national and international collaborations. The education programs at the Department include Bachelor- and Master programs in Physics, physics teacher-training programs, as well as outreach courses in Physics aimed for the general public. Gothenburg Physics Centre is a close collaboration with three other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology, which creates an innovative environment for all researchers and students at the department.


For further information about the Department of Physics, please visit our website at www.physics.gu.se/english. More information about Gothenburg Physics Centre can be found at www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gpc/Pages/default.aspx.


Information about research group:

Our research is in theoretical and statistical physics (web page). We study how small water droplets move in turbulent clouds. Through mathematical analysis of simplified models, we study collisions and interactions between the droplets.

Job assignments 

You are expected to independently develop mathematical models describing how microscopic water droplets collide in turbulent air. You will contribute to the analysis of the models with analytical and numerical methods.


Eligible to be employed as a researcher is a person who has a Swedish doctoral degree or has a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree.

PhD degree in physics, applied mathematics, theoretical physics, or equivalent PhD degree.


We are looking for a highly motivated person with substantial experience and interest in analytical calculations in statistical physics. A genuine enthusiasm to work with experimental data is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding experience of independently pursuing analytical calculations (e.g. using singular perturbation theory, tensor analysis, or asymptotic methods), and will be expected to perform advanced numerical simulations of model systems.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 6 months
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Physics, Gothenburg
First day of employment:  February (2022) or by agreement


Appointment procedure

Please apply online

The application shall include:
Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
CV including scientific publications
Summary of previous experience with analytical calculations in statisticalphysics (max one A4 page)

For further information regarding the position

professor Bernhard Mehlig, +46 0734 200 988, institutionen för fysik vid Göteborgs universitet bernhard.mehlig@physics.gu.se
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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.



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