at the Department of Physics. (Closing date: 13 July 2021.) Prolonged application time – new closing date: 10 August 2021.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). 

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Project description
Within the ERC Advanced Grant GAS-WAT (Gases in Water, Prof. Lars G.M. Pettersson, PI) one subproject is to develop a highly accurate force-field for water including dissociation. This will build on advanced electrostatic response for intermediate and long range and machine-learned CCSD(T)-level short-range interactions. This will be coupled with deep neural network training to extend applicability both in space and time.

A particular focus will be applications using, e.g., umbrella sampling to investigate possible special structures in water associated with proposed HDL and LDL environments (Nilsson&Pettersson, Nature Commun. 6 (2015) 8998) and their potential role in dissolution and transport of gases in water.

The theory group of Prof. Pettersson works within the XSoLaS combined experimental and theory group in the Chemical Physics Division at the Department of Physics within Stockholm University (www.xsolasgroup.fysik.su.se).

Main responsibilities
The position involves methods development and implementation of force-field and machine-learning techniques with particular focus on applications to water in its various aggregation states.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

The assessment is based on documented theoretical knowledge and experience relevant to the area, knowledge of and experience in theoretical techniques and methods, analytical and programming skills, ability to work well in groups as well as independently, and personal commitment. Strong motivation is considered a key component for a successful outcome of the postdoctoral research.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2021-09-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Lars G.M. Pettersson, telephone: +46 70 495 1990, Lars.Pettersson@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's 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.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-2320-21.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-2320-21 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 10/08/2021