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The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located in the center of Gothenburg, with approximately 100 employees. The communication routes are good both nationally and internationally. The research focuses within the fields of Atom- and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Spintronics, and Complex Systems and Biophysics and is performed in an international environment with extensive national and international collaborations. The education programs at the Department include Bachelor- and Master programs in Physics, physics teacher-training programs, as well as outreach courses in Physics aimed for the general public. Gothenburg Physics Centre is a close collaboration with three other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology, which creates an innovative environment for all researchers and students at the department.

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Information about research group:

One of the most successful research areas at the department is spintronics with a focus on magnetodynamic phenomena in thin magnetic films and spintronic devices. These are studied using magnetic, electrical and optical methods, and modeled using GPU-accelerated micromagnetic simulations. Together with researchers in Germany and Uppsala, Johan Åkerman’s research group is running a project that aims to use synchrotron light to study magnetodynamic solitons. The technology used is Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy (STXM) and the studied devices are so-called Spin Torque Nano-Oscillators (STNOs). The group also collaborates with Prof. Jonas Weisssenrieder’s group at KTH, where a time-resolved transmission electron microscope (TEM) is used to study similar phenomena in thin films and components. All these projects require micromagnetic simulations for the analysis and explanation of the experimental data. The department is therefore looking for a Researcher to carry out such micromagnetic simulations.

Job assignments

The main tasks are research focused on micromagnetic simulations using the softwares Mumax3, COMSOL, and Python. The tasks include the study of so-called spintronic oscillators using these simulation tools and to assist the experimental research with analysis of experimental data and micromagnetic models to explain the experimental results. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of the local GPU based simulation cluster. You will work with doctoral students, postdocs, and other researchers. You are expected to write scientific articles based on your results and also contribute to other people’s scientific articles. You are also expected to present your results at scientific conferences.


Eligible to be employed as a researcher is a person who has a Swedish doctoral degree or has a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree.


We are looking for a candidate who have shown scientific skill in the subject areas of nanomagnetism, spintronics, and micromagnetic simulations using Mumax3. The scientific skills are mainly assessed based on peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals as well as lectures at international conferences. You are also expected to have experience with maintenance of GPU based computer clusters.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years.
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Physics, Gothenburg
First day of employment: September 2022

Appointment procedure

Please apply online

The application shall include:
Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
CV including scientific publications
Copy of exam certificate
Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

For further information regarding the position

Johan Åkerman, Professor, +46-70-710 4360,


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