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Third-cycle subject: Information and Communication Technology
The project ’Fundamental Fluctuations in Spintronics’ (supported by the Swedish Research Council) is aiming to combine sample fabrication, experimental characterization and powerful super computer simulations (eScience). Our goal is to understand and minimize the fundamental fluctuations in future spintronic devices. Spintronics is a very exciting and promising alternative to today’s advanced nano electronics. The applications are found e.g. in microwave application, our special key comptence in the research group, and also in non-volatile memories and ’digital’ logic for energy efficient computations. The eScience concept makes it feasible to study a wide range of scenarios using computational methods rather than by using time and resource hungry experiments. This approach yields a much wider freedom in the choice of scientific method while the results are still reliable since they can be benchmarked towards available experimental data. The research area is coordinated by the main supervisor and we have established collaboration with other leading reasearch groups, at KTH, in Sweden and Europe. The project builds on previous and current work by PhD candidates and master students are also part of the team.
We are looking for a PhD candidate who is knowledgeable in applied experimental physics or nano technology and who also possesses a creative command of scientific computing. Examples of desired coding experience are e.g. C++, Matlab and also tools such as COMSOL Multiphysics, mumax3 and muMAG.
What we offer
The project is carried out in collaboration with another leading European technical university (TU Vienna). Planned exchange visits will give you the opportunity to benefit from an environment with key competence within simulations and code development for super computing environments.
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
The applicant will be admitted to the specialization in micro- and nanoelectronics and should have a degree in this area or related areas such as engineering physics or scientific computing.
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
The applicant should be prepared for shorter exchange studies at the project partner TU Vienna. Knowledge in German could be useful and a valid residence permit for studies in the European Union is desired.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Doctoral degree (PhD)
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.
Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH:s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
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