Last Date: August 21, 2022

Ph.D. in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics|| Netherland

Our main research interest is to understand the dynamics of magnetism at the shortest length and time scales, for which existing methods fail to give an adequate description. We exploit and develop both phenomenological theory and new computational methods inspired by machine learning. We apply these methods to access otherwise inaccessible regimes of magnetism and provide explanations and predictions for state-of-the-art time-resolved optical and X-ray experiments. Ultimately, our research aims to disclose new scenarios for ultrafast, ultrasmall and minimally dissipative switching of magnetism. Although fundamental in nature, our research may, in the long term, enable applications in data storage and processing that are much more energy-efficient than possible today. 

As a Ph.D. candidate, you will take training courses and perform research in the above-mentioned areas, work in an international group consisting of theorists and experimentalists, publish results in leading journals, and be given the opportunity to participate in national and international schools and conferences. You will be involved in training and teaching BSc and MSc students (up to 10% of your appointment).

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 (5 year contract) – 1.0 FTE (4 year contract).
  • The gross starting salary amounts to €2,541 per month based on a 38-hour working week and will increase to €3,247 from the fourth year onwards (salary scale P).
  • You will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years (4-year contract) or 3.5 years (5-year contract).
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labor market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In the case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Practical information and applying

You can apply until 21 August 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Johan Mentink. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.

There will be interim selection procedures so it is possible that you will be assessed and invited to an interview or rejected before the closing date. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.

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Radboud University
  • You are an excellent and highly motivated candidate with an MSc degree in Physics or an equivalent qualification.
  • You have a strong background in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics.
  • You must have strong communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English.
Last date for application:
August 21, 2022
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