25 January 2019



(Paid opportunity)


Ph.D. position in Condensed Matter Theory

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious Ph.D. student in condensed matter theory for a project on multiband and odd-frequency superconductivity. Odd-frequency superconductivity is a very unique superconducting state where the pair amplitude is odd in time, or equivalently frequency, the very opposite to the ordinary behavior of superconductivity.

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The overall aim of the Ph.D. project is to find new odd-frequency states in primarily multiband and multiorbital superconducting systems and to discern measurable signatures of this state. Examples range from the iron-based high-temperature superconductors, to nanoscale and hybrid systems. The project involves both analytical work using advanced many-body methods and large-scale numerical work. This Ph.D. project is part of a larger project focusing on new materials and mechanisms for odd-frequency superconductivity, funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Physics

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

Four years 

01-04-2019, temporary position ending 31-03-2023.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The applicant should have a Master’s degree in physics, or equivalent, with a strong background in condensed matter theory or many-body theory.
  • Prior experience with superconductivity is an advantage but not required.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.

How to Apply

First Step: 

  • Applications should include: 
    1. Personal letter, explaining scientific interests motivation for pursuing a Ph.D. degree,
    2. CV,
    3. Verified list of course grades. If available,
    4. A Master’s thesis (finished or in draft form) can also be included.
    5. Two letters of recommendation should be included in the application
    or, alternatively, sent directly by the letter writer to with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation, Ph.D. Position 2019”.

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