Postdoc Scholarship Position(s)

The division of Materials Theory at Uppsala University offers a world-class environment for materials theory research, with interests spanning from strongly correlated and topological states of matter to atomistic spin simulations and first-principles calculations of materials properties. The division is highly international and currently consists of approximately 90 active researchers, of which approximately a third are Ph.D. students. The positions are in quantum matter theory and within the research group of Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer, which currently hosts seven Ph.D. students and postdocs.

The overall aim of the research is to gain deeper and fundamental knowledge of the mechanisms and properties of topological and unconventional superconductors. Currently three larger projects are being pursued. The goal of the first project is to theoretically discover and characterize new quantum states of matter by novel combinations of global topology and local superconducting order. Several systematic and interlinked approaches are being pursued, ranging from using flat band normal-state dispersions to spontaneously breaking time-reversal symmetry or using nanosctructuring to sculpture artificial boundaries in topological matter. The second project aims at discovering and exploring entirely new mechanisms and materials for odd-frequency superconductivity. Odd-frequency superconductivity is the key to understand the physics of superconductor-ferromagnet structures, and the project aims to extend the concept and importance of odd-frequency superconductivity to a far wider set of materials, ranging from multiband to topological superconductors. Finally, the third project is a joint theory-experimental collaboration aiming to address some of the basic questions about dynamic quantum matter, the nature of the orders in the time domain of quantum mechanics, the emergence of entangled orders, and the role of dissipation on quantum orders.

We are seeking up to two highly motivated and well-qualified researchers holding a Ph.D. degree in condensed matter theory, or equivalently. Ability to perform both analytical and numerical work is beneficial. The successful candidates should be able to independently take responsibility for specific research projects but also work well in teams. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. The scholarship is for 2 years, with the possibility of additional extension depending on scientific progress.

The application should include
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) Publication list
4) Statement of research interests
5) List (including email addresses) of up to three references
and should be sent as a single PDF file to with keyword Postdoc2022 in the subject line.

Review of applications will begin after October 1st 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance and women are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information: or contact Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer, email:, phone: +46-(0)76 795 06 49