Postdoc Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen

About the position

The position is for 2+1 years from January 1st 2017, and is aimed at theoretical studies of magnetic and superconducting systems including cuprates, iron-based superconductors, and topological superconductors. It is expected that significant efforts will be centered on general aspects of correlations, and spin and charge fluctuations on e.g. the pairing properties of cuprates and iron-based superconductors. Another important branch of exploration will be centered on new proposals for generation of topological superconductivity and manipulation of Majorana fermions. The latter includes, for example, new engineered topological phases based on either intrinsic favorable electronic ordering phenomena in solids, or cleverly tailored artificial structures.


The project will be funded by a post doc fellowship grant through the Danish free research council. The position will be part of a growing research environment including collaboration with researchers within the broader condensed matter theory group at the Niels Bohr Institute. Significant collaboration with other people including K. Flensberg, M. Rudner, J. Paaske, I. Eremin, R. M. Fernandes, P. J. Hirschfeld, and world-leading experimental STM, neutron and X-ray scattering groups is expected to take place. For further information on the group please see

About the applicant

The applicant should have a PhD degree in physics, preferable with a strong condensed matter background and should ideally have experience with the theory of superconducting and/or magnetic systems.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Brian M. Andersen, e-mail

The position is open from January 1st 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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.
  • The starting salary is currently up to DKK 408,730 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,893). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • 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 2016, 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