PhD fellow in Condensed Matter Theory

University of Copenhagen


PhD fellow in Condensed Matter Theory

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in condensed matter theory commencing 1. April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  


Description of the scientific environment  

The project will be funded by a grant from the Danish Independent Research Council. The position will be part of a growing research environment at the condensed matter theory group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Significant collaboration is expected to take place with other people including Prof. K. Flensberg, P. Hedegård, M. Rudner, J. Paaske, I. Eremin, P. Kotetes, P. J. Hirschfeld, and world-leading experimental STM, neutron and X-ray scattering groups. For further information on the condensed matter theory group at the University of Copenhagen, please see  


Project description  

The position is aimed at theoretical studies of magnetic and superconducting systems including cuprates, iron-based superconductors, and topological superconductors. Significant efforts will be centered on general interesting aspects of electronic interactions, superconducting pairing, novel disorder effects, and spin and charge fluctuations in unconventional superconductors. In addition, it is expected that several projects during the PhD studies will be centered on understanding new experimental data in collaboration with experimental groups.  


Principal supervisor is Prof. Brian M. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail:, Direct Phone: +4550468651.  


Job description  

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:  


• To manage and carry through your research project  

• Attend PhD courses  

• Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis  

• Teach and disseminate your research  

• To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad  

• Work for the department  


Formal requirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.  


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.  


The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322.642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.  



Application Procedure  

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



Please include  

• Cover Letter  

• CV  

• Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)  

• Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any  

• Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),  

• Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees  


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


The deadline for applications is 1. March 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.  


After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.  


The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at  



For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Prof. Brian M. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail:, Direct Phone: +4550468651].  


General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at  

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