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Post Doctoral within experimental condensed matter physics at NTNU, Norway, June 2022


Post Doctoral in experimental condensed matter physics with Norwegian doctoral degree is available at the Department of Physics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, June 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: NOK 553 500 per annum

Department of Physics

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in experimental condensed matter physics or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.
  • The applicants must have documented experience in angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy.
  • The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Such evidence might be represented by the results from standard tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). The candidate's language skills might also be assessed in a personal interview.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant 

Preferred selection criteria

  • Prior research experience in topological and/or magnetic materials
  • Experience in photoelectron momentum microscopy, ideally with spin resolution
  • Experience in synchrotron-based experiments

Personal characteristics

  • Actively contribute in teams
  • Have personal skills like a positive and friendly attitude
  • Be contributing to a sustainable social environment

Responsibilities/Job Description

A Postdoc position is available at the Center of Quantum Spintronics, which is part of the Department of Physics, NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. The candidates will join and become part of an international research environment in quantum condensed matter theory and experiments.

The postdoc position has a duration of two years.


QuSpin carries out research in theoretical as well as experimental fields. QuSpin`s principal goal is to describe, characterize, and develop recently identified quantum approaches to control electric signals, conceptually different from those existing today.

QuSpin, a Center of Excellence, is funded by the Research Council of Norway. QuSpin is managed by a Center Director, a center coordinator and has three principal investigators.

QuSpin currently has 8 permanent and associate professors, 2 researchers, 23 PhD students and 3 postdoctoral researchers from 9 different nations working on various aspects of low-dissipation spintronics.

For further inquiries and information, please contact associate professor Hendrik Bentmann at [email protected]

Duties of the position

QuSpin carries out research in theoretical as well as experimental fields. Parts of the experimental activities are based on spin- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (spin-ARPES). For these activities modern instrumentation (momentum microscope with 2D imaging spin filter) is available at NTNU. Additional experiments are carried out at synchrotron radiation facilities. The candidate will use spin-ARPES to study the interplay of spin-orbit interaction and magnetism in different material settings, including magnetic topological insulators, complex ferromagnets and Weyl systems.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 214/22

Application Procedure

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include :

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees.
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment.
  • Name and address of three referees

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.  Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. 

About the Department of Physics

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Physics

Our research and teaching are both experimental and theoretical, covering a wide range of disciplines. Our activities contribute to development of new medical technology and to finding solutions for the next generation’s communication technology, energy utilization and development of materials. The Department of Physics is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Working at NTNU 

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Under the freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Hendrik Bentmann, telephone: +49 9313182434, email: [email protected] .uni-wuerzburg.de. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Magnus Gautvik, e-mail: [email protected]

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 214/22 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.06.22 

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Hendrik Bentmann, telephone: +49 9313182434, email: [email protected] .uni-wuerzburg.de. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Magnus Gautvik, e-mail: [email protected]

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