A PhD stipend within the general study programme Mathematics and Physics is open for appointment from August 15, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Institute: Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Physics and Nanotechnology (www.nano.aau.dk) 

Job description

A PhD stipend is open in connection to the research center QUSCOPE. The stipend will focus on numerical modelling of the linear and nonlinear optical response of atoms and simple electronic systems. The simulations will be based on Hartree-Fock and density-functional theory in addition to independent-electron approximations. The PhD project will seek to develop and benchmark efficient simulation tools. Efficient numerical routines for computations of low-harmonic response functions based on perturbation theory will be developed. Moreover, time-domain methods will be formulated and implemented. These methods should be capable of accurately describing low- and high harmonic generation.

The successful candidate should document extensive experience with quantum mechanics of electronic systems and numerical modelling. Applicants for the PhD position should hold a relevant Master’s Degree in Physics or Engineering with a strong background in physics and modeling. A good command of oral and written English is also required.

The QUSCOPE webpage can be found at http://phys.au.dk/forskning/forskningsomraader/quscope/

Further Information:

You may obtain further information from Professor Thomas Garm Pedersen, phone: +45 9940 9228, email: tgp@nano.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the PhD stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email:rk@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7993.

The faculty have a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science:www.phd.teknat.aau.dk and a Network for all PhD students: www.pau.aau.dk 

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of March 26, 2012 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.


Deadline: 15/05/2015

Further referencehttp://www.vacancies.aau.dk/show-vacancy/?vacancy=724028