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Ph.D. Scholarship in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at DTU, Denmark 2022


Ph.D. Scholarship in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics is available for a master’s degree students in Physics, Materials science, Condensed Matter Physics at DTU Physics, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 2022



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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

DTU Physics

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The theoretical nanoelectronics research group at DTU Physics invites highly talented candidates to apply for a PhD scholarship in the field of computational electron transport. The scholarship is funded by DTU in a university alliance project between DTU and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. A substantial part of the project will take place in Singapore.The PhD project focuses on modelling of time-dependent electron transport in nano-systems subject to high fields and driven far from equilibrium. We will employ first principles computational methods based on density functional theory to generate input parameters to the time-dependent Boltzmann transport equation (NTU). The theory is relevant for the understanding of experiments where strong pulses of THz radiation are used to probe material properties and to explore new THz-technology based on novel nanostructures.The PhD project is for 3 years and is part of a project between the theoretical nanoelectronics group at DTU and the research group of Assistant Professor Marco Battiato at Nanyang. As part of the PhD, you will visit the research group at NTU for an extended period of time with the possibility of obtained a degree from both DTU and NTU.

Responsibilities and qualifications You should be a highly motivated student with academic excellence and/or demonstrated scientific achievements. You should be interested in doing cutting-edge research and prefer theoretical work but with a keen interest in collaborations with experimental partners. You will be working in an international team, so you should be fluent in English, have excellent communication skills, and be able to navigate in a multi-university project. Besides these skills, preference will be given to applicants with experience within most of the following areas:

  • Solid-state physics/Condensed matter physics/Materials science
  • Density functional theory calculations
  • Transport theory
  • Good programming skills (preferably in python, C, and/or fortran)

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale

Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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Note or Other details

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education.

Assessment The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Mads Brandbyge (DTU) in coordination with Assistant Professor Marco Battiato (NTU).

We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Professor Mads Brandbyge, email: [email protected].

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