Ph.D. scholarships in the structure and dynamics of Matter

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Application deadline: November 20, 2017

Funded by the VILLUM Foundation for the period 2017-2023 and directed by Prof. Jeppe C. Dyre, Matter is an integrated part of the Glass and Time center ( at Roskilde University's Department of Science and Environment. Over the coming years the project will employ a number of Ph.D. students and postdocs.

The purpose of Matter is to determine the range of validity of the isomorph theory for the structure and dynamics of liquids and solids with "hidden scale invariance", see, e.g., J. Phys. Chem. B 118, 10007 (2014) or J. Phys.: Cond. Mat. 28, 323001 (2016).

NB: In the electronic application form's first entry "Description of the project" you are not required to give a detailed project description, but should state which of the six research topics your application relates to and summarize your qualifications for that particular research topic.

We invite applications relating to one of the below six research topics for Ph.D. scholarships beginning January 1, 2018, or soon thereafter. The first two topics are experimental, with support from theory; the next two are simulation projects with support from theory; the final two are theoretical with support from simulations. The deadline for application is November 20, 2017. (for more details, please refer to Matter_scholarships_2017.pdf):

We are looking for ambitious and open-minded persons with a master's degree in physics or a related field. The successful applicant has also strong mathematics skills and enjoys the close interaction between theory, simulation, and experiment that is emphasized in the Glass and Time center.

For further information you are welcome to contact Prof. Dyre at dyre(at) .

Employment is regulated by an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Central Organization of the Academics; thus Ph.D. students have the same rights, formal working hours, vacation, etc., as others in the workforce. After taxes the monthly salary is approximately 16000 DKK (2100 Euro).

Roskilde University welcomes applications from candidates of any social and ethnic backgrounds irrespective of gender, age, religion or any other irrelevant criteria.

Application is submitted via Roskilde University's website

Application deadline: November 20, 2017

Research at Glass and Time focuses on understanding the universal physical properties of highly viscous liquids approaching the glass transition. This problem is attacked experimentally as well as by extensive computer simulations in combination with theory; in fact close collaboration and daily interactions between theorists and experimentalists is characteristic feature of the Glass and Time group. Glass and Time consists of several Ph.D. students, postdocs, and experienced scientists. More information about the group can be found at