Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm, Sweden, announces a PhD student position in non-equilibrium statistical physics in the research groups of Profs Erik Aurell (KTH) and Ralf Eichhorn (Nordita). The position is supported by the Swedish Science Council project "Optimal processes in small systems under thermal noise".
The project aims at contributing to the fundamental understanding of the "stochastic thermodynamics" of systems when driven away from thermal equilibrium, an area recently reviewed by Seifert, Ritort and others. The project specifically builds on the recent work of Aurell and Eichhorn (PRL 2012) as well as earlier work of Aurell (PRL 2011, J Stat Phys 2012). The PhD work of the candidate should ideally comprise both fundamental work and applications of the techniques and tools of stochastic thermodynamics to new areas (biology, molecular machines, models in population genetics, search algorithms in computer science, early universe cosmology, any field which can be considered a non-equilibrium statistical mechanics system).
The successful candidate should have a strong background in theoretical physics; prior international experience and research experience is an advantage. The minimum formal requirements are four years of university study; an MSc degree is not a mandatory requirement, but is viewed positively.
The salary follows the PhD students salaries at KTH.
The applications should include:
- your curriculum vitae including 3 named references
- list of your scientific publications (if applicable)
- certified copies of study results
- any other pertinent information
Only online applications will be accepted. The application procedure is posted on jam.nordita.org.
Deadline for applications: May 31, 2013
20 May 2013
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