Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

PhD position in theoretical condensed matter physics

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Trondheim, Norway

The Department of physics/ QuSpin has a vacancy for a PhD position in theoretical condensed matter physics.

We seek an outstanding candidate for a PhD position in theoretical condensed matter physics at the Center for Quantum Spintronics (QuSpin) in the Department of Physics, NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. The position will start in October 2020, or as agreed.

The PhD position has a duration of three years with the possibility of up to one-year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department.

The appointment involves research under the supervision of Dr. Alireza Qaiumzadeh, and in direct collaboration with theoretical research partners in Adam Mickiewicz University-Poland (Dr. Anna Dyrdał) and QuSpin-NTNU (Prof. Arne Brataas). In this project, we will also have a close collaboration with leading experimental groups in Germany and the Netherlands.

The position is covered within GRIEG, Polish-Norwegian research project: ‘Spin and charge transport in low-dimensional novel quantum materials. The GRIEG is a part of the Basic Research Programme funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and operated by the National Science Centre in Poland.

QuSpin is funded by the Research Council of Norway. For more information see

About QuSpin

QuSpin carries out research in theoretical and experimental condensed-matter physics. QuSpin`s principal goal is to describe, characterize, and develop recently identified quantum approaches to control electric signals, conceptually different from those existing today.

The center currently has 8 professors, 4 associate professors, 3 researchers, 7 postdocs, and 26 PhD candidates from 12 different nations working.

Questions about the position can be directed to Alireza Qaiumzadeh, e-mail:

The PhD candidate will develop advanced theoretical methods related to nonequilibrium quantum transport and many-body properties of novel low-dimensional quantum materials.

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in physics or Nanotechnology, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Alireza Qaiumzadeh , email If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Rita Finsland, e-mail:

For more information and how to apply:

Application deadline: 08.08.2020

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: R347255