PhD Position in Chemical Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden

Expires on: 3/31/2024


Stockholm University invites applications for PhD positions in Chemical Physics, focusing on X-ray spectroscopy of complex quantum materials. The project, led by Prof. Martin Beye, involves collaboration with universities and synchrotron facilities in Germany and Sweden. Successful candidates will contribute to advancing soft X-ray methods, specifically X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS), to study domain fluctuations and phase transitions in materials like antiferromagnets and high-temperature superconductors.

The PhD program at Stockholm University spans four years, including a minimum of 3 years of research and up to 1 year of coursework. The project involves collaboration and application of novel detectors and soft X-rays to study materials during phase transitions. Candidates with experience in X-ray techniques, programming, and data analysis are preferred.


  • Second-cycle degree or equivalent (240 higher education credits, including 60 credits in the second cycle).
  • For Physics or Theoretical Physics PhD admission: BSc in Physics, including 60 credits of second-cycle physics courses, with at least 15 credits for a second-cycle degree project.
  • Proficiency in English (English B in Swedish high school or equivalent).


Apply through Stockholm University’s recruitment system. Ensure your application is complete and submitted before the deadline. Include:

  1. Contact details, personal data, and highest degree.
  2. Language skills and contact details for 2–3 references.
  3. Cover letter addressing your interest and suitability for the project.
  4. CV, degree certificates, and grades confirming entry requirements.
  5. Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

Academic referees should send recommendation letters to, mentioning “SU FV-0364-24 + name of the applicant” in the subject line.

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