Doctoral student in physics of superhydrophobic/slippery textured surfaces

Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 23, 2018
Mar 23, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics span from basic science topics in condensed matter physics, biophysics, mathematical physics, atomic, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics to applied areas such as medical imaging, nuclear reactor physics, nuclear reactor technology and nuclear power safety

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who wants to pursue doctoral studies in theoretical condensed matter physics, with a main focus on superconductivity.

You will work on the theoretical modelling and simulations of superconducting nanostructures towards the goal of understanding the mechanisms of Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors (SNSPD), and help improve their usefulness. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with experiments, who are fabricating and using such detectors. You will get a thorough training in the theory of superconductivity, statistical mechanics, and computational physics.

The employment is four years, with a possibility of extending to five years if 20 percent of department duties and/or teaching time are included in the employment.


The applicant should have a master's degree in physics or equivalent, and have a strong interest in superconductivity and theoretical and computational physics, and a willingness to communicate and collaborate with experimentalists in the field. Applicants should be strongly motivated for research studies, capable of independent work and critical analysis as well as good cooperation and communication skills. Good skills in written and spoken English is required.

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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).

The application must contain:
  • CV,
  • transcript of grades from your university
  • at least one recommendation letter
  • a brief cover letter describing your suitability for the PhD position.


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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: According to the KTH "student ladder" for doctoral students
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: S-2018-0263
  • Jack Lidmar, Assoc.professor, +46 737 65 20 21,
  • Mark Pearce, Head of department, +46 70 166 74 86
  • Published: 2018-02-22
    Last application date: 2018-05-31 Continue reading