14. oktober 2021

Post doc in Condensed Matter Theory

Postdoc position:

The department of Physics, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen is offering a 2-year post doc position in condensed matter theory starting 1 March 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.


Description of the scientific environment

The project will be funded by a grant from the Villum Foundation. The position is part of the research group led by Brian. M. Andersen, embedded in the larger condensed matter theory group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Significant collaboration is expected to take place with other local researchers, including Prof. K. Flensberg, J. Paaske, A. T. Rømer, M. H. Christensen (NBI), and international collaborators including T. Berlijn, I. Eremin, R. M. Fernandes, P. J. Hirschfeld, A. Kreisel, R. Valentì, and several experimental groups.

For further information on the condensed matter theory group at the University of Copenhagen, please visit http://cmt.nbi.ku.dk.


The overarching goal of the project is to obtain new fundamental insight into the origin of emergent quantum phases in timely correlated materials. This includes studies of correlation-induced nontrivial topological phases, spin- and valley-polarized states and unconventional superconductivity in correlated materials, including, for example, magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene, cuprates, kagome metals, and iron-based superconductors.

In addition, we will explore the experimental consequences of the various relevant correlation-induced phases, and collaborate closely with experimental groups to test for new predictions by theory.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within condensed matter theory as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to the head of the institute: Prof. Jan. W. Thomsen, or Associate Prof. Brian M. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail: bma@fys.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +4550468651.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

  • The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
  • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
  • Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking the APPLY link below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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