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KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a Postdoctoral candidate in computational materials physics with a focus on magnetic properties, Sweden – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral position
No. of Positions: 1-2
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details


  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, this eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Research expertise in solid state physics, particularly in magnetism and magnetic materials
  • Experience in computational physics, particularly first principles electronic structure calculations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative abilities
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Responsibilities/Job Description

Postdoctoral candidates in computational materials physics with a focus on magnetic properties, to work with Dr. Alexander Edström and Professor Anna Delin at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. The research, which has emphasis on basic research, will be conducted in close collaboration with Professor Olle Eriksson's group at Uppsala University (materials theory) as well as with several experimental groups. You will use advanced first-principles electronic structure calculations, combined with atomistic spin Hamiltonians and/or phenomenological models to study fundamental magnetic and topological phenomena from a computational/theoretical perspective. Current research interests in the group include flexomagnetism, emergence of topological magnetic textures, topological magnons, 2D magnetic materials, and ultrafast physics in magnetic systems. The studied physical phenomena are of relevance for future information technology such as ultra-low-power spintronics and devices for neuromorphic computing.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: S-2022-0793

Application Procedure

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  3. Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the Employer:


  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, three years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Contact details

Anna Delin, 087909043

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