Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University invites applications for a position as Ph.D. student of Physics from September 1 or soon thereafter. The position is for a period of three years.
Description of the Ph.D. project
Funded by the VILLUM Foundation for the period 2017-2023, the Matter project is an integrated part of the Glass and Time center (http://glass.ruc.dk ) at Roskilde University’s Department of Science and Environment. Glass and Time is characterized by strong collaboration between experiment, simulation, and theory. The purpose of Matter is to understand the fundamental governing principles of structure and dynamics of liquids and solids, in particular to investigate and further develop the isomorph theory.
We are looking for a talented Ph.D. student for an experimental project within Matter. The student, who will be trained in experimental work in the Glass and Time center, will be supervised by Prof. Kristine Niss or Assoc. Prof. Tina Hecksher, and co-supervised by Prof. Jeppe Dyre (the director of Matter).
The focus of the experimental work in our group is on:
The presently available experimental methods include broadband mechanical spectroscopy, dynamic specific heat, dielectric spectroscopy, scattering methods, and high-pressure measurements.
The following qualifications are required
We are looking for an ambitious, curious and open-minded person. You are expected to possess good communication skills and to be a visible, involved participant in the department’s daily activities.
In the formal assessment regarding employment consideration will be given to:
In the assessment regarding enrollment consideration will also be given to the following criteria:
The Doctoral School
You will be enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the Doctoral School of Science and Environment. Read more here https://ruc.dk/doctoral-school-science-and-environment .
Responsibilities and tasks
The Ph.D. position is an educational position and the main tasks are in accordance with chapter 3, Ministerial Order on the Ph.D. Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf).
Terms of employment
The employment is on full time, 37 hours per week and formally you will refer to Head of Department, Susanne Sørensen. Ph.D. students have the same rights, formal working hours, vacation, etc., as others in the Danish workforce. After taxes the monthly salary is approximately DKK 18000 (2400 Euro).
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.
Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.
The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.